BONK! 40–Saturday, January 14th

BONK! 40
6PM (doors open 5:30)
poet                       Tim Yu
poet                        Jamie Kazay
musician                  Families Band
TIM YU is a professor of English and Asian American Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His book, Race and the Avant-Garde: Experimental and Asian American Poetry since 1965, was published by Stanford University Press and the winner of the Book Award in Literary Studies from the Association for Asian American Studies. Tim is also the author of the poetry collection Journey to the West, winner of the Vincent Chin Memorial Chapbook Prize from Kundiman.


JAMIE KAZAY was born in Hollywood, CA. She writes poetry and often dabbles with one-act plays. She holds a BA in English and Creative Writing from California State University, Northridge and an MFA in Poetry from Columbia College, where she teaches writing. She is also a lecturer at the City Colleges of Chicago. Her work has been published in Northridge Review, Columbia Poetry Review, and Poetry Super Highway. She has also published a chapbook, titled Small Hollering (Dancing Girl Press, 2011).


FAMILIES joined together in early 2008 in Chicago, as friends Justin Rose, Erica Johnson, and David Shay found themselves telling stories wrapped in simple music. They are folk story tellers, with souls of grass and minds made out of the mountains, weaving personal tales from the Bible. Families is about community, folklore, and the Kingdom.


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