BONK! 82 @ The Racine Literacy Council

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 This BONK! will take place outside the Racine Literacy Council by the beautiful J. Belland Shakespeare mural. In the event of rain, we will go next door to Preservation Hall at 740 Lake Ave.




Poet                       Freesia McKee

Musicians            Seasaw

Poet                       Jeanie Tomasko

Poet                       Steve Tomasko


FREESIA MCKEE is a working poet, origami connoisseur, and amateur Scrabble player. Her writings have appeared in the Huffington PostVerse WisconsinGertrudePainted Bride Quarterly, Burdock, and other venues. Freesia is a contributing writer to the PDXX Collective and volunteers with cream city review.
SEASAW Located on the edge of the Midwestern landscape, Seasaw is the alliance of two souls that push and pull in combination to produce a sound that is charismatic and powerful, yet deceptively simple. Bandmates since 2010, Meg Golz and Eve Wilczewski take turns leading and following in the musical spaces they have created. Residing in Madison, WI, Seasaw blends a compelling arrangement of instruments with distinct harmonies to create a charming and innovative folk-pop sound.

JEANIE TOMASKO is the author of Tricks of Light (Parallel Press), Sharp as Want (Little Eagle Press), a poetry / artworks collaboration with Sharon Auberle, an e-chapbook, If I Confess Before 5:00 (Right Hand Pointing) and most recently, (Prologue), the recipient of an Editor’s Choice award from Concrete Wolf Chapbook Series . Her work has been published in The Midwest Quarterly, Right Hand Pointing, Rattle, Wisconsin People and Ideas and Birdsthumb. She works as a home health nurse in Madison, WI and can be found online at  

STEVE TOMASKO thinks about the dust mites that live under the couch and the eyebrow mites that live on all of us. He muses about the 5,000 species of bacteria that live in our mouths. Someone has to. He’s been published here, and occasionally, there. Steve lives in Middleton with his poet wife, Jeanie, three cats, a revolving number of kids and the aforementioned dust mites. His chapbook, Damn Good Cantaloupe, is forthcoming from Red Bird Chapbooks in 2015. 


The Transformation: Art & Poetry gallery is still open at the Racine Arts Council–and it made the front page! Check out the Journal Times articlehere


It’s June, so you know what that means! Time for the Dan Jam!

BONK! 82


6 PM (doors open 5:30!)

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