BONK! 30 is March 26th

BONK! 30
SATURDAY, MARCH 26th
RACINE ARTS COUNCIL
316 6TH STREET
RACINE, WI
6PM (doors open 5:30)
bonkperformanceseries.wordpress.com
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FEATURING:
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poet                     DANIEL KHALASTCHI
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poet                    ZACH SAVICH
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musicians         FOLKSWAGON (bug)
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And here are their bios, just for kicks:
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Born and raised in Iowa, Daniel Khalastchi is a first-generation Iraqi
Jewish American.  A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a
recent fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, he is
currently a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Marquette
University. His first collection of poetry, Manoleria (2011), was
awarded the Tupelo Press/Crazyhorse First Book Prize, and his poems
have appeared in numerous journals, including Kenyon Review, jubilat,
and Denver Quarterly.  He lives in Milwaukee where he is also the
co-editor of Rescue Press.
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Zach Savich is the author of three books of poetry, Full Catastrophe
Living (2009), Annulments (2010), and The Firestorm (2011), as well as
a chapbook, The Man Who Lost His Head (2010), and a book of ardent
prose on art and the imagination, Events Film Cannot Withstand, that
is forthcoming from Rescue+Press. He has won the Iowa Poetry Prize,
the Colorado Prize for Poetry, Omnidawn Press’Chapbook Competition,
and the Cleveland State University Poetry Center’s  Open Competition.
His poems, essays, and reviews appear widely in journals such as A
Public Space, Boston Review, and Gulf Coast. He serves as book review
editor with The Kenyon Review.
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Folkswagon Bug is 3 members of the larger Americana 5 peice Folkswagon band formed in Racine in November of 2008.  Rachelle Van Offeren(then Laundrie),singer/songwriter, met Bill Van Offeren, fiddle player at a campfire through a mutual friend a few years ago and that is when Folkswagon really began to form.  They fell in love with each other and the music they made together. They had each been wanting to start a project but nothing just seemed right until that night.  Bill’s friend John Jacob joined on bass and Kenosha’s rock drummer Russ Weller discovered Rachelle on Facebook and wanted to hop on the bus too.  They searched for a fourth member and it was right under their nose.  Susan Laundrie, Rachelle’s sister who came to practice to get away from the kids and have a couple beers, soon joined on harmonies and percussion.  They regularily play at The Yardarm in Racine, The Eagle Inn in Kansasville and The San Francisco Grill in Racine.  They recently recorded their first album, Fresh Fruit, of which the title track was Co-written with Angela Malone, in Kenosha at Renwood Studios and it was released in September of 2010.  Rachelle continues to tell stories of passion, betrayal, peace, loss and the celebration of life and love through her song-writing.  They plan to record their next album in the fall of this year.
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