BONK! 139 100 Thousand Poets for Change

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This month’s BONK! performance series will be held on Saturday, September 26th, at 6:00 p.m. We will have twenty local acts performing their own original work surrounding the topic of social change.  

This month’s event will be part of 100 Thousand Poets for Change, a grassroots organization that brings communities together to call for environmental, social, and political change within the framework of peace and sustainability. An event that began primarily with poet organizers, 100 Thousand Poets for Change has grown into an interdisciplinary coalition with year round events which includes musicians, dancers, mimes, painters and photographers from around the world.

BONK! 138 on Zoom

This month’s BONK! performance series will be held on Saturday, August 29th, virtually via the Zoom platform.  BONK! will start at 6:00 p.m. Featured performers include: poets Adedayo Agarau, Travis Tate, and Nikki Wallschlaeger.

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Adedayo Agarau’s chapbook, Origin of Names, was selected by Chris Abani and Kwame Dawes for New Generation African Poet (African Poetry Book Fund), 2020. He is a human nutritionist, documentary photographer, and author of two chapbooks, For Boys Who Went & The Arrival of Rain. Adedayo was shortlisted for the Babishai Niwe Poetry Prize in 2018, Runner up of the Sehvage Poetry Prize, 2019. Adedayo is an Assistant Editor at Animal Heart Press, a Contributing Editor for Poetry at Barren Magazine and a Poetry reader at Feral. His works have appeared or are forthcoming on Glass Poetry, Mineral Lit, Ice Floe, Ghost City, Temz, Linden Avenue, Headway Lit, The Shore Poetry, Giallo, and elsewhere. Adedayo was said to have curated and edited the biggest poetry anthology by Nigerian poets, Memento: An Anthology of Contemporary Nigerian Poetry. You can find him on Twitter @adedayo_agarau or agarauadedayo.com 


Travis Tate is a queer, black playwright, poet, and performer from Austin, Texas, who earned an MFA from the Michener Center for Writers at the Unversity of Texas at Austin. Their debut poetry collection, Maiden, will be published on Vegetarian Alcoholic Press in June 2020. You can find more about them at travisltate.com.


Nikki Wallschlaeger’s work has been featured in The Nation, Brick, American Poetry Review, Witness,   Kenyon Review, POETRY, and others. She is the author of the full-length collections Houses (Horseless Press 2015)  and Crawlspace (Bloof 2017) as well as the graphic book I Hate Telling You How I Really Feel (2019) from Bloof Books. She is also the author of an artist book called “Operation USA” through the Baltimore based book arts group Container, a project acquired by Woodland Pattern Book Center in Milwaukee. Her third collection, Waterbaby, is forthcoming from Copper Canyon Press in 2021.

This month’s BONK! was curated by Kelsey Marie Harris. Kelsey Marie Harris is a gardener, artist, poet, and pessimist; in no particular order. She has two chapbooks, “The Jolly Queef” and “Bury Your Horses” as well as a full length poetry book, “Spit (verb) in my mouth” published by Vegetarian Alcoholic Press. She also self published a chapbook, “Sex Wound”. Kelsey is a Bonk! Volunteer, and editor for Really Serious Literature. She is also 2020’s Racine Writer In Residence. Her poetry is fueled by anxiety, self loathing, and chronic over-thinking. She has been published in The Rust Mill, TLDR, Horror Sleaze Trash, Forklift Ohio, and Dreginald.

BONK! 137 on Zoom!

This month’s BONK! performance series will be held on Saturday, July 25th, as a Zoom call.  BONK! will start at 6:00 p.m. Featured performers include: Singer Songwriters Naomi Marie, Ben Mulwana, and Marco Jaimez. 
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Naomi Marie is a singer/songwriter born & raised in the changing seasons of Minnesota. Pulling from summer hikes in the north woods, cross-country goodbyes, and restless nights on the road, Naomi Marie narrates intimate stories through poetic, acoustic-led folk songs. 

Ben Mulwana is a Ugandan-born and raised artist based in Wisconsin. Ben released his debut EP last year in June 2019. Playing various shows in the midwest from Chicago to Minneapolis and everywhere in between, Ben’s soulful performance draws in every audience singing songs about love, hate, hope and all other matters of the heart.

Marco Jaimez has been playing music since the tender age of 11. He’s also been playing Bonk! since the tender age of 11 and always appreciates when Nick Demske invites him to be a part of this truly wonderful event. If you’d like to hear some of Marco’s music, you can do so by going to your preferred method of buying or streaming music, and searching either Mexico City is Sinking or Anchors of Empires or Newvices!