Performance | 2018 Poets-in-Residence

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Raina León and Tongo Eisen Martin will perform at a reading to celebrate their work created during their poetry residency at MoAD.

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Join us for the culminating event of our 2018 Poets-in-Residence program. Raina León and Tongo Eisen Martin will perform their poetry at a reading to celebrate their work created during the inaugural Poets-in-Residence program at MoAD. Tongo will also make his musical solo debut!

This program will include a wine reception.

Raina J. León is the author of three collections of poetry, Canticle of Idols, Boogeyman Dawn, sombra: (dis)locate (2016) and the chapbook, profeta without refuge (2016). She has received fellowships and residencies with Macondo, Cave Canem, CantoMundo, Montana Artists Refuge, the Macdowell Colony, Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts, Vermont Studio Center, among others. She is a founding editor of The Acentos Review, an online quarterly, international journal devoted to the promotion and publication of Latinx arts. http://www.rainaleon.com/

Originally from San Francisco, Tongo Eisen-Martin is a movement worker and educator who has organized against mass incarceration and extra-judicial killing of Black people throughout the United States. His latest curriculum on extrajudicial killing of Black people, We Charge Genocide Again, has been used as an educational and organizing tool throughout the country. His book of poems titled, Someone’s Dead Already was nominated for a California Book Award. His latest book Heaven Is All Goodbyes was published by the City Lights Pocket Poets series and received the California Book Award for Poetry in 2018.

This program is made possible by generous support from the Jordan D. Schnitzer Family Foundation

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