RACINE — The BONK! performance series continues at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at the Racine Arts Council, 316 Sixth St. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Performers are poets Carrie Olivia Adams and Adrian Matejka, and musician Jim Green.
Adams is a book publicist for the University of Chicago Press and the poetry editor for “Black Ocean.” She is the author of “Forty-One Jane Doe’s,” “Intervening Absence” and the chapbook, “A Useless Window.”
Weaving between musical genres such as folk, blues and new age, Green creates enchanting soundscapes to percussively driven fingerstyle songs that fully illustrate his uniqueness in the world of guitar players. He is a 2004 Guitar Idol champion and has been named “one of the best independent artists in the Midwest” by the editors of Billboard Magazine.
Matejka’s first collection of poems, “The Devil’s Garden,” won the 2002 New York/New England Award from Alice James Books. His second collection, “Mixology” was a winner of the 2008 National Poetry Series and was subsequently nominated for an NAACP Image Award. His new collection is titled “The Big Smoke.” Matejka is the recipient of two Illinois Arts Council Literary Awards and fellowships from Cave Canem and the Lannan Foundation.