BONK! 44–Saturday, May 5th

BONK! 43
SATURDAY, April 21st
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                      Julie Carr
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poet                      Caryl Pagel
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musician                Jeremy Scott
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JULIE CARR is the author of four books of poetry, most recently 100 Notes on Violence (winner of the Sawtooth Award) and Sarah—Of Fragments and Lines, a National Poetry Series selection. She has a critical study of Victorian poetry coming out in the fall of 2012, and a new book of poetry forthcoming from Omnidawn. She is the publisher, with Tim Roberts, of Counterpath Press and teaches at the University of Colorado, in Boulder. She is also the recipient of an NEA fellowship for 2011-2012.

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CARYL PAGEL’s first collection of poetry, Experiments I Should Like Tried At My Own Death, will be published this May by Factory Hollow Press. Her poems and essays have appeared in AGNI, 1913: A Journal of Forms, Devil’s Lake, and Thermos. She is the co-founder and editor of Rescue Press, an independent small press that publishes fiction, poetry, essays, and art-based experiments, as well as a poetry editor at jubilat. She lives in Milwaukee, will spend the summer in Iowa City, and is moving back to Chicago this August.

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JEREMY SCOTT has been playing Jazz and Gospel music regularly in the Milwaukee area for the past 16 years. At the young age of 28, Jeremy has received his bachelor’s degree in music from UWM and has traveled across the United States as well as Europe performing on the saxophone. Jeremy has performed at “Taste of Chicago,” Milwaukee’s “Summer Fest,” “Jazz in the Park,” “Summer Sizzle,” and the 1998 W.A.M.I. awards show, as well as numerous Milwaukee Brewers, Bucks, and Admirals games (playing the national anthem). He has also opened up for renowned artists Smokey Robinson and Tuck & Patty. In 2004, Jeremy produced his first CD, Movin’ On. Jeremy not only produced and played sax on his CD, but he also wrote 90% of the music and played the keyboard on eight of the ten tracks. That year, Jeremy recorded a CD with smooth jazz group Emerge, on which he wrote the title track, “Inspiration.”  Jeremy has also played on the movie sound track for Yes Men, which can be seen in movie theaters nationwide. In 2011, Jeremy produced and released two CDs:  Alive and In hymn(s) we move.
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