About The Event

This May’s BONK! event will be held on Saturday, May 21st 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 Esteban Colon, BONK! will feature spoken word artistsAricka Foreman, Jacqueline Nicole Harris, and Kristin LaTour.

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When: May 21, 2022 05:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Topic: BONK! 159

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About The Performers

Aricka Foreman is an American poet and interdisciplinary writer from Detroit MI. Author of the chapbook Dream with a Glass Chamber, and Salt Body Shimmer (YesYes Books), she has earned fellowships from Cave Canem, Callaloo, and the Millay Colony for the Arts. She serves on the Board of Directors for The Offing, and spends her time in Chicago, IL engaging poetry with photography & video.


Jacqueline Nicole Harris is a writer, performance poet, and Shimer College graduate from North Chicago, Illinois. She is also a member of the Deerfield Library Poetry Group in Deerfield, Illinois. Jacqueline is the author of six chapbooks Random Acts of Verse, My Revolution, A Brown Girl’s Story, 7 Random Things, & ON LIFE . Jacqueline is currently working on her first novel. She lives and works from home while trying to get out and give back to her community whenever possible. Her fifth book of Poetry ON LIFE is the winner of the Black Caucus of the American Library Associations Ebook Award for 2017. In 2018, her short story, Blood and Poetry, was published in the Curating Alexandria Halloween Anthology “Exhuming Alexandria” which led to her guest editing their Poetry Anthology “Poetry by Alexandria”.


Kristin LaTour’s full length poetry collection is What Will Keep Us Alive, and her most recent chapbook, Mend, was illustrated with friend Angel Perez and available free online. Her poems have appeared in Massachusetts Review, Tinderbox, Rhino, and other journals. She lives in Aurora, IL where she gardens, bakes, teaches, loves her people and animals, and writes and reads.

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