6PM (doors open 5:30)
Musician Kevin Getzen
Writer Soham Patel
Writer Sueyeun Juliette Lee
KEVIN GETZEN is a hiphop artist from Racine, Wisconsin. Originally Kevin Brown, the name“Getzen” is a tribute to the type of trumpet that he and his father both played. After following his father in studying trumpet, It wasn’t until Getzen tapped into a talent he credits to his mother, writing poetry, that he first started to write lyrics and listen to rap and hip hop. . Now having performed on numerous occasions as well as opening for artists Add-2, Curren$y, Jason Derulo and Far East Movement, Kevin continues to just thank God for the support and blessings that he is given.
SOHAM PATEL’s first chapbook, and nevermind the storm, came out from Portable Press at Yo-Yo Labs in 2013. Her work has been included in Denver Quarterly, Copper Nickel, the Volta, and various other journals. She is studying creative writing in Milwaukee at the University of Wisconsin and lives in Bay View with her little white dog.
SUEYEUN JULIETTE LEE is a poet and graduate candidate at Temple University, and teaches creative writing and literature courses at Richard Stockton College, as well as language craft for the College of Art Media and Design at the University of the Arts. She is a 2013 Pew Fellow in the Arts and the cofounder of COROLLARY PRESS. Her third full-length collection, SOLAR MAXIMUM, is forthcoming from Futurepoem Books in 2014.
And of course, BONK! LOVES YOU! 🙂