BONK! 90 @ Gateway Technical College



We’re very excited to have our first ever event at the Racine Gateway Campus.  We’re hosting our event at Racine Gateway to help bring attention to Eco-Fest, to be held at Gateway earlier that same day See flier below for full details on that excellent, family-friendly event.  Come for Eco-Fest…..and then come back for BONK!



Poet                      T Carlo Matos

Poet                      Moises Villavicencio Barras

Musician             Dave Miller


Moises Villavicencio Barras is a Mexican poet, translator, fiction writer, and co-founder of Cantera Verde, a magazine that has been one of the most significant literary publications in Mexico for the last twenty years. His first book of poetry May among Voices (Mayo entre Voces) was published in 2001. His poetry has been selected for several Mexican anthologies, magazines, and CDs. His children’s book Urarumo (2005) was published and distributed for the Department of Education in Oaxaca, México. He received two writing fellowships through the National Commission for the Arts in Mexico (1993-1994 and 1996-1997).  His newest book of poetry, published by Cowfeather Press, is called Luz de Todos los Tiempos / Light of All Times and contains poems in Spanish and English, making it accessible to a wide audience. His poetry book Light of All Times was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2013.


Carlo Matos has published nine books, including The Secret Correspondence of Loon & Fiasco (Mayapple Press) and It’s Best Not to Interrupt Her Experiments (forthcoming Negative Capability Press). The anthology he co-edited with Luis Gonçalves titled, Writers of the Portuguese Diaspora in the United States and Canada is now available from Boavista Press.

His poems, stories, and essays have appeared in such journals as Iowa Review, Boston Review, and Rhino, among many others. Carlo has received grants from the Illinois Arts Council, the Fundação Luso-Americana, and the Sundress Academy for the Arts. He currently lives in Chicago, IL where he is a professor at the City Colleges of Chicago and a teaching artist at The Poetry Barn. A former fighter, he now trains and coaches cage fighters and kickboxers. He blogs at


 A truly unique musical product of both Brooklyn and Chicago, Dave Miller (Algernon, Cuneiform Records; Ted Sirota’s Rebel Souls, Delmark Recordings; Jazz at Lincoln Center) finds his newest instrumental iteration in the psychedelic-roots songwriting of Old Door Phantoms. Lingering melodies and vintage tones juxtapose against guitar experimentalism and jangly, hypnotic rhythms. Grammy winning music journalist, Neil Tesser,  cites Miller “among my favorite modern guitarists” ( The broad-minded musician’s “impressive flexibility” can range “from carefully structured improvisations to complementary texture and color” (Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader) while still “making a listener feel inches from the guitar” (Mark Keresman, New York City Jazz Record). Old Door Phantoms includes members of Angel Olsen, Bonnie Prince Billy, Ryley Walker, Wild Belle, and In Tall Buildings on its new album due April 1, 2016 on ears&eyes Records.


BONK! 90







6 PM (doors open 5:30)



Mark your calendars…

2016 Event Schedule


Sat April 23rd

Tanaya Winder

Everette Thomas


Sat May 14th

Abraham Smith 

Liza Day


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