for Matthew Harness
Nick Demske is a rogue librarian, maniac prophet, devastator, and redeemer of words. His first book is titled “Nick Demske.” Nick was featured in 2011 as one of fifteen emerging poets to watch for by Poets and Writers and his book was chosen as one of the 10 Best Books of Poetry in 2010 by a Believer Magazine reader survey. A year ago, he went on a month and a half-long, cross-country book tour that involved giving 43 readings, driving over 10,000 miles, having his vehicle searched for drugs by Kansas state troopers and sleeping in 5—count them, 5!—Walmart parking lots across the nation. Is there anything more patriotic? Probably. Nick also curates the BONK! performance series in Racine, which is basically like Christmas every month. You may visit him online sometime at his blog.