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Tongo Eisen-Martin

Tongo Eisen-Martin, Christopher Okemwa, Alfred Nyamwange, more

30 JULY 2022 — saturday

Ancestral Futures presents a reading in celebration of the forthcoming anthology, Black Rootedness: 54 Poets from Africa to America, from Elyssar Press, a poetic exchange between Patrice Lumumba Writing Collective in East Oakland and Kistrech Poets in Kisii, Kenya, featuring a reading by San Francisco Poet Laureate Tongo Eisen-Martin, Heaven Is All Goodbyes, Christopher Okemwa, Sabina and the Mystery of the Ogre, Alfred Nyamwange, Chasejamison Manar-Spears, Cornelius Kipkosgei, Darius Simpson, Halima J. Olufemi, LadiRev, Mauti Ndege Josephat, Rebecca Mose, Seestah IMAHKÜS Njinga, and Zakiyyah G.E. Capehart, hosted by WOWA West Oakland to West Africa Poetry Exchange, online, free, 9:00-11:00 am PDT (RSVP to attend:

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28 NOVEMBER 2023 — tuesday

29 NOVEMBER 2023 — wednesday

  • Lyrics and Dirges, a monthly reading series featuring a variety of prominent and emerging poets, hosted by poets MK Chavez, Dear Animal, and Sharon Coleman, Paris Blinks, Pegasus Books Downtown, 2349 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, free, 7:00 pm PST (More information here:

30 NOVEMBER 2023 — thursday

  • City Lights Books presents Oscar Peñaranda, poet, activist, and founding member of the Filipino American National Historical Society, for an evening of storytelling and literary pyrotechnics, featuring a reading from Peñaranda's latest book, Follower of the Seasons, joined by Shirley Ancheta, Joaquin Tuason Cruz, and Jason Bayani, City Lights Books, 261 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, free, 6:00 pm PST (Register to attend:
  • Poetry Flash presents a poetry reading by Raffi Del Bourgo, A Tune Both Familiar and Strange, forthcoming, and David Watts, Katy Bridge, Art House Gallery & Cultural Center, 2905 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, two blocks north of Ashby BART, refreshments, free, 7:00 pm PST (

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