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Mike Jurkovic

Poet, pundit, provocateur

About Me

A 2016 Pushcart nominee, poetry and musical criticism have appeared in 500 magazines and periodicals. Full length collections include Blue Fan Whirring (Nirala Press, 2018); smitten by harpies & shiny banjo catfish (Lion Autumn Press, 2016); Chapbooks, Eve’s Venom (Post Traumatic Press, 2014) Purgatory Road (Pudding House, 2010) Anthologies: 11/9 Fall of American Democracy Anthology, (Independent, 2017); WaterWrites, A Hudson River Anthology and Riverine, Anthology of Hudson Valley Writers (Codhill Press, 2009, 2007); Will Work for Peace (ZeroPanik, 1999) President, Calling All Poets, New Paltz, NY. Features & CD reviews appear in All About Jazz & the Van Wyck Gazette. Tuesday night host of Jazz Sanctuary, 7-10pm WOOC 105.3 FM, Troy, NY. His column, The Rock n Roll Curmudgeon, appeared in Rhythm and News Magazine, 1996-2003.

He loves Emily most of all.

www.mikejurkovic.com www.callingallpoets.net www.mediasanctuary.org https://www.facebook.com/mikesjazzpoetryjournal/? modal=admin_todo_tour

My Jazz Story

Published on: 2017-06-15

I love jazz because it expands the soul and frees the mind from the standard thumpa-thumpa 4x4. I was first exposed to jazz in high school. Brubeck's Jazz Goes to College, Garner's Concert by the Sea, and Trane's A Love Supreme. I've met David Amram, Marilyn Crispell, Paul Motian, Hiromi, and others. The first jazz record I bought was A Love Supreme. My advice to new listeners be fearless.

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