Bonk! 38–Saturday, November 19th

BONK! 38
6PM (doors open 5:30)
poet                        Laura Goldstein
poet                        Kelsey Gray
musician                  Hunter McKenzie

LAURA GOLDSTEIN’s poetry, reviews, and essays can be found in American Letters and Commentary, MAKE, jacket2, EAOGH, Requited, Little Red Leaves, How2, Seven Corners, Text/Sound, Rabbit Light Movies, Otoliths, CutBank Reviews, and Moria. She has written four chapbooks to date: Let Her, to be released by Dancing Girl Press in 2012, Facts of Light from Plumberries Press (2011), Day of Answers from Tir Aux Pigeons (2009), and Ice in Intervals from Hex Press (2008). She currently co-curates the Red Rover reading series with Jennifer Karmin and teaches Writing and Literature at Loyola University.


KELSEY GRAY is a local poet, student, lock technician, mother, and mentor. Since a young age she has been very involved in her community, doing volunteer work, organizing neighborhood events, attending marches, and facilitating youth groups. She is currently a member of the Safe Start Youth Council for the Women’s Resource Center. You may have seen her around performing at local open mics and other poetry functions. Her poetic influences are Tupac and Emily Dickinson. The goal she hopes to accomplish with her writing is to spread a message to the brainwashed masses, and in the process of spreading that message, remove a few blindfolds.


HUNTER McKENZIE is a Lake County- and Kenosha-based singer-songwriter and poet. His songs weave the haunting echoes of the delta blues with Irish-tinged Appalachian folk, telling stories in sparse verses that explore love, war, and spirituality.  A multi-instrumentalist, he is often spotted in coffee shops and tall trees.


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