I came to writing poetry fairly incoherently (and still somewhat am to this day). No more aware of lineage than an infant knows what bigger picture they belong to. A part of the journey of craft is chasing and releasing a lucidity of artistic location. Further, as Eduardo Galeano—while relating the cosmology of a certain people in Africa—pointed out in Mirrors, you can have as many ancestors as you wish. In the space-time of art, I’d describe myself as loyal and transient. — Tongo Eisen-Martin
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Saturday, February 6.
2 pm on the West Coast; 5 pm East Coast.
From top: Hannah Black, image courtesy and © the artist; Tongo Eisen-Martin, image courtesy and © the author; Look For Me All Around You: Sharjah Biennial 14, edited by Claire Tancons, text by Hannah Black, cover image courtesy and © Prestel; Tongo Eisen-Martin, Heaven Is All Goodbyes, cover image courtesy and © City Lights, San Francisco.