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Ghost Town Poetry Open Mic: Tongo Eisen-Martin and Derek Fenner

07/13/17 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Hosted by Christopher Luna and Toni Partington
of Printed Matter Vancouver

7 pm
Thursday, July 13
Open mic sign up begins at 6:30 and closes at 7

Food and libation provided by Niche Wine Bar, 1013 Main Street

Sound provided by Briz Loan & Guitar: http://briz.us/


Tongo Eisen-Martin is the author of the critically acclaimed poetry book, someone’s dead already (Bootstrap Press, 2015), and his poetry has been featured in Harper’s Magazine. He is also a movement worker and educator whose work in Rikers Island was featured in the New York Times. He has been a faculty member at the Institute for Research in African-American Studies at Columbia University, and his curriculum on the extrajudicial killing of Black people, “We Charge Genocide Again!” has been used as an educational and organizing tool throughout the country. His next book, Heaven is All Goodbyes, will be the 61st Pocket Poets book published by City Lights.

Derek Fenner is an artist, educator, and researcher living in Oakland, California. He completed a BFA in painting and photography from the University of Cincinnati and an MFA in writing and poetics from Naropa University. After a decade of experience as an art educator in the juvenile justice system, he is completing a Doctorate in education at Mills College. His research interests include youth justice, youth participatory action research, decolonizing methodologies, and art-centered learning. He co-founded Bootstrap Press (http://www.bootstrappress.org/) in 2000, which has published over 40 books. His latest book of poems is Hermeticities & Others, published in 2016.


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