“All These Tongues Rummage Junk”: An Interview with San Francisco’s Poet Laureate Tongo Eisen-Martin

San Francisco, it seems, is starved for poetic mobilization, an enlightened whisper in a withered ear bent by time and the bludgeoning of bureaucrats, those who have too long lined their pockets at the expense of the city’s purveyors of art, culture, and joy.