Baby BONK! and BONK!’s 2nd Birfday

Happy second birthday everyone!  October is BONK!’s birthmonth and my how it has grown.  We’ll be having two killer events this month so here’s the lowdown.  First, since there’s a new time and location for the Baby BONK!, here’s the whole news release:


Racine – The Racine Public Library is hosting a mid-month “Baby” BONK! at Gallery B4S, 613 Sixth St, on Sunday, October 17 at 7:00pm.  This event is free and open to all, and will feature readings by poets Jennifer Karmin, Tom Orange, and Mark Wallace.

Jennifer Karmin’s text-sound epic, Aaaaaaaaaaalice, was published by Flim Forum Press in 2010. She curates the Red Rover Series and is co-founder of the public art group Anti Gravity Surprise. Her multidisciplinary projects have been presented at festivals, artist-run spaces, community centers, and on city streets across the U.S., Japan, and Kenya.  At home in Chicago, Jennifer teaches creative writing to immigrants at Truman College and works as a Poet-in-Residence for the public schools.

After eight years in the D.C. poetry scene and adjunct teaching there and a
year in Nashville, Tom Orange moved back to his home town of Cleveland,
where he is active in the local arts and music scenes. Recent work includes
“Tremont Poetography,” a group poet-photographer book and exhibition at
Doubting Thomas Gallery; solo and small group experimental music
performances on alto sax, clarinet, guitar, banjo, and dulcimer at The
Scarab Club (Detroit), Sp@ce 224 Gallery (Buffalo), Audio Visual Baptism
(Cleveland), and the Post_Moot Convocation (Oxford, Ohio); and an excerpt
from his chapbook American Dialectics (Slack Buddha) being reprinted in
Against Expression: An Anthology of Conceptual Writing (edited by Craig
Dworkin and Kenneth Goldsmith for Northwestern University Press) due out
this December. His music blog can be found at <>.
Mark Wallace is the author and editor of more than fifteen books and chapbooks of poetry, fiction, and essays. Most recently he has published a collection of tales, Walking Dreams, and a book of poems, Felonies of Illusion.

and now for the birfday BONK! info:

BONK! 25
(doors open at 5:30)

writers     NaNoWriMoers

musicain      Zachary Scot Johnson

poet             Derrick Harriell

A most excellent line up for a most joyous occasion.  Since it’s our 2nd birfday, we will have two sweet events this month and everyone’s lives will be glorious.  Keep an eye out for next month because we will have three great events taking place all within the first half of the month.  Happy Birfday to BONK! and congratulations to all of you for continuing to give momentum to an amazing performance series.

See you on the 17th!


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