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How Tongo Eisen-Martin looks to poetry to create revolution

Clip: 02/13/2020 | 3m 43s Video has closed captioning.

Poet Tongo Eisen-Martin was born and raised in San Francisco, a city whose rapid gentrification he critiques in his work. Through his writing, Eisen-Martin seeks to “facilitate resistance” to a culture that he believes perpetuates domination of those who are already oppressed. The winner of a California Book Award shares his Brief But Spectacular take on poetry as revolution.

Aired: 02/13/20

Rating: NR

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