BONK! 41–Saturday, February 25th

BONK! 41
SATURDAY, February 25th
6PM (doors open 5:30)
poet                       Amanda Smeltz
poet                        Paul Martinez Pompa
musician                  Evan Maruszewski

Amanda Smeltz is the author of Imperial Bender, a full-length poetry collection from Typecast Press, out in early 2013. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Barrow Street, H_NGM_N, Pax Americana, and Big Bell. She balls out of control as the assistant poetry editor for Forklift, Ohio. She serves wine, oysters and baby pigs in a Manhattan restaurant; Brooklyn is her stomping grounds. Buy her a drink.


Paul Martínez Pompa earned a B.A. in English Language and Literature from the University of Chicago and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Indiana University, where he served as a poetry editor for Indiana Review. His chapbook, Pepper Spray, was published by Momotombo Press in 2006.  In 2007, his poetry and prose appeared in two anthologies: The Wind Shifts, New Latino Poetry and Telling Tongues, A Latin@ Anthology on Language Experience. His first, full-length collection of poetry, My Kill Adore Him, was selected for the 2008 Andres Montoya Poetry Prize and was published by the University of Notre Dame Press in 2009. He lives in Chicago and teaches composition, poetry, and creative writing at Triton College in River Grove, Illinois.


EVAN MARUSZEWSKI, known as Captain Evan, Pastor M., or simply “The Admiral,” has been experimenting with music, writing, and art since boyhood. A student of life, literature, and language he struggles to this day with rhythm, rhyme, and rhotacism in a modern world. Current projects include animation, striving to write decently, and the world’s first completely non-ironic polka/hip-hop band, The November Criminals.


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