BONK! 87 @ Uncorkt

  
First BONK! of 2016!—This is going to be a party : )  Come on out, experience the beutiful upstairs space at Uncorkt, hear some people who are so talented they just don’t make sense as humans, and remind the world that Wisconsin doesn’t let cold weather stop us from getting down on beautiful art and community.  ALSO!………we’ll have a short presentation to start from the people at GROWING HOME, which is Racine’s first Urban Farm.  It’s not only a chance to learn about an amazing hidden gem in the community, but also a chance to learn about how you–yes, YOU!–can help this initiative to thrive.  In the meantime, check out these amazing features we’ve lined up:
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FEATURING:
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Poet                      Philip B Williams
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Poet                      Fatimah Asghar
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Musicians           Wattle & Daub
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 PHILlIP B. WILLIAMS is a Chicago, Illinois native. He is the author of the book of poems Thief in the Interior (Alice James Books), which was just released this month. He’s also co-authored a book of poems and conversations called Prime (Sibling Rivalry Press). He is a Cave Canem graduate and received scholarships from Bread Loaf Writers Conference and a 2013 Ruth Lilly Fellowship. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Anti-, Callaloo, Kenyon Review Online, Poetry, The Southern Review, West Branch and others. Phillip received his MFA in Writing from the Washington University in St. Louis. He is the poetry editor of the online journal Vinyl Poetry.
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FATIMAH ASGHAR  is a nationally touring poet, photographer and performer. She created Bosnia and Herzegovina’s first Spoken Word Poetry group, REFLEKS, while on a Fulbright studying theater in post-violent contexts. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in POETRY Magazine, The Paris-American, The Margins, and Gulf Coast. She is a Kundiman Fellow and a member of the Dark Noise Collective. Her chapbook “After” was released on Yes Yes Books fall of 2015.
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WATTLE & DAUB: singer/songwriters Tim Mocarski & Susan Haugland have been making music together since 2013. With a blend of humor and poignancy, they engage their audiences with sing-alongs and knowing glances. Their name comes from a centuries old construction method that they learned about while on a road trip through Idaho. In their own words: “We saw this country and its beauty. We thought of how immigrants from all over the world, of different races and different beliefs, have come to help build this nation, to weave it together, to strengthen it. We thought of how our own relationship is growing and weaving together. We believe in the country and in each other. We are making music. We are building our lives together. We want the nation to grow. We think the process is simple. All we need is some Wattle & Daub.”
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BONK! 87
 SATURDAY, JANUARY 30th
UNCORKT
240 MAIN STREET
 RACINE, WI
6 PM (doors open 5:30)*
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*=unlike most BONK! events, this one will indeed start on time, since Uncorkt typically closes earlier than when BONK! events typically end.

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Mark your calendars…
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2015/16 Event Schedule
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