Start your Saturday night right, and come out to the back room at Pine Box Rock Shop for 90 minutes of great readings from Malik Crumpler, Boni Joi, Luke Ohlson, and Jon Herzog.
Donations will be kindly called for, though no one will be turned away for lack of funds.
Malik Crumpler is a New York City-based genre-less word artist, poet, rapper and music producer. He has released a multitude of albums, short films, five books of poetry, co-founded madmenscalling.com, Satori Ideas Media, http://www.visceralbrooklyn.com/, andwww.thosethatthis.com. For more info, go to: www.malikameer.com
Boni Joi has read and performed her poems at numerous venues in New Jersey, New York, as well as Switzerland, Canada, and England. Her poems have appeared in Arabella, Long Shot, Boog City Reader, Big Hammer, Lungfull!, The Brooklyn Rail and many other journals. Boni is a rotating cast member of the show Mortified. A clip of her performance was featured on National Public Radio’s This American Life during an interview with the progenitor, David Nadleberg and her piece was published in the book "Mortified: Love is a Battlefield" (2008). Her first collection of poetry, "Before During or After Rainstorms," was published in 2012. Boni is an editor and project manager for Black Square Editions, a small poetry press and has designed their website: www.blacksquareeditions.org.
Luke Ohlson is a writer, filmmaker, musician, and community activist living in Greenpoint Brooklyn. He is a member of the Greenpoint Writers Group and is currently revising, "Homestead" a novel about a group of survivors living in the foothills of Appalachia after environmental and social collapse. He's recently completed a feature documentary and has several film projects in the works. His work and upcoming events are available at lukeohlson.com.
Jonathan Herzog is a marketing professional by day, a writer by evening, and asleep by 11 most nights. He has been a core group member of the Greenpoint Writers Group since 2012, has done readings throughout Brooklyn, and is published a little here and there. He is currently at work on a collection of short stories examining the lives of gay men living in present-day New York.