“Nick Demske lives in Racine, Wisconsin and works at the Racine Public Library.

His self-titled manuscript was selected by Joyelle McSweeney for the 2010 Fence Modern Poets Series Award and was published by Fence Books.  He also had a chapbook, “Skeetly Deetly Deet,” published by Strange Cage Press in 2012.

Nick was featured in 2011 as one of fifteen emerging poets to watch for by Poets and Writers magazine and his book was chosen as one of the 10 Best Books of Poetry in 2010 by a Believer Magazine reader survey.  In the fall of 2011, he completed a month-and-a-half-long book tour that traveled over 10,000 miles across the whole of America.  Nick curates the BONK! performance series in Racine.”

This blog serves as a space to put my thoughts on poetry, libraries, spirituality, race and racism, rape culture, the military entertainment complex, animal rights issues, environmentalism, hands on/quantum healing, and beauty.  And love.  Lots and lots of beauty and love.

Here’s some other stuff that’s also true about me:

I’m a children’s librarian.  I completed a semester in the Rocky Mountain Wilderness through NOLS (the National Outdoor Leadership School), based in Lander, WY.  I love rock climbing, white water kayaking and racquetball.  I’m vegan.  I love water.

My e-mail is nick.demske@gmail.com .  Invite me to do a reading.  Solicit me for work.  Ask me for the address of the library where I work so you can send all the books you or your press have published so I can include them in our collection.  Or just say hi.



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