John Bloner, Jr. served as the 10th Racine Writer-In-Residence from January through June, 2021. John is a native of Kenosha, but considers himself a citizen of Kenosha/Racine, which his friend, Karel Suchy, refers to as Keracine (pronounced Kerosene). In this hybrid community, he strives to create environments in which people can develop a creative lifestyle while engaging with and learning from one another. He has built opportunities in the arts through organizational start-ups, public events, and publications, including Moss Piglet, a monthly zine which features the work of visual artists, photographers, and writers of prose and poetry. He’s also the Executive Director of Kenosha Community Media, Inc.
Articles by John Bloner, Jr., January-June, 2021