This month’s BONK! performance series will be held at The Grind Cafe,7300 Washington Avenue, on Saturday, February 24th, at 6:00 p.m. with doors opening at 5:30. Featured performers will be: Southeast Wisconsin poet, Manar Mohammad; and Madison poet and lecturer, Adam Fell.
Manar Mohammad is a poet who began writing poetry as a way to better piece together her identity after experiencing life abroad and in the U.S. She hopes her work offers a perspective on the narrative of the Muslim American identity while simultaneously breaking down media stereotypes and open doors to dialogue and understanding. She spends most of her time studying medicine between working on poetry, and she hopes to practice medicine while simultaneously using her skills in language as a way to bridge different cultures and backgrounds while documenting the stories of those who will shape her into a physician.
Adam Fell is the author of two books of poetry: Dear Corporation, (H_NGM_N Books, 2014) and I Am Not a Pioneer, winner of the Posner Best Poetry Book Award from the Council for Wisconsin Writers (H_NGM_N Books, 2011). He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop (M.F.A., 2008) and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (B.A. 2003), and currently teaches creative writing, composition, and literature at Edgewood College in Madison, WI where he also co-curates the Monsters of Poetry reading series.