About The Event

This November’s BONK! event will be held on Saturday, November 27th from 6 pm to 7:30 pm Central time. The event will be held on Zoom webinar and streamed on Facebook Live at the BONK! Facebook page. Curated and hosted by Kelsey Marie Harris, BONK! will feature spoken word artists Ross Gay, Irène Mathieu, and Michael Chang.

About The Performers

Ross Gay is the author of four books of poetry: Against Which; Bringing the Shovel Down; Be Holding; and Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude, winner of the 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award and the 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. His new poem, Be Holding, was released from the University of Pittsburgh Press in September of 2020. His collection of essays, The Book of Delights, was released by Algonquin Books in 2019.

Dr. Irène P. Mathieu is a pediatrician and writer. She is the author of Grand Marronage (Switchback Books, 2019), orogeny (Trembling Pillow Press, 2017), and the galaxy of origins (dancing girl press, 2014). Her poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Narrative, Boston Review, Virginia Quarterly Review, Callaloo, TriQuarterly, and elsewhere. Irène is on the editorial boards of Muzzle Magazine and the Journal of General Internal Medicine‘s humanities section. The recipient of fellowships from Fulbright, Callaloo, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, she works as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Virginia.

Michael Chang (they/them) is the author of several collections of poetry, including DRAKKAR NOIR (winner of the Bateau Press BOOM Chapbook Contest), CHINATOWN ROMEO (Ursus Americanus Press, 2021), as well as BOYFRIEND PERSPECTIVE (Really Serious Literature, 2021). Tapped to edit Lambda Literary’s Emerge anthology, their poems have been nominated for Best New Poets, Best of the Net, & the Pushcart Prize. In 2021, they were awarded the Poetry Project’s prestigious Brannan Prize. Their collection ALMANAC OF USELESS TALENTS is forthcoming from CLASH Books.

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When: Nov 27, 2021 05:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Topic: BONK! 153

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About The Host

Kelsey Marie Harris is a gardener, artist, poet, and recovering 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 has a self published 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, Horror Sleaze Trash, Forklift Ohio, Dreginald, Screenshot Lit, and Pangyrus.

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