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Mike Jurkovic

Poet, pundit, provocateur. Host of New Jazz Excursions, WVKR 91.3FM Vassar College

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Poetry, prose and music reviews have been published globally but with little reputable income. Full length collections include Buckshot Reckoning (Luchador Press, 2023) mooncussers, (Luchador Press, 2022); AmericanMental, (Luchador Press 2020); Blue Fan Whirring, (Nirala Press, 2018); Anthologies include: Calling All Poets 20th Anniversary Anthology, (CAPS Press); Reflecting Pool: Poets & the Creative Process (Codhill Press, 2018); Like Light: 25 Years of Poetry & Prose (Bright Hill Press, 2018); WaterWrites: A Hudson River Anthology, and Riverine: Anthology of Hudson Valley Writers (Codhill Press, 2009, 2007) A 2016 Pushcart nominee, he is President of Calling All Poets, now in its 24th year in the Hudson Valley. He serves as co-chair of the Music Fan Film Series, Rosendale Theatre, Rosendale, NY. CD reviews appear online at All About Jazz and lightwoodpress.com Featured poet: London, San Francisco, NYC, Albany, Baltimore, Philadelphia. Chronogram, 2003-2006. The Rock n Roll Curmudgeon appeared in Rhythm and News Magazine, 1996-2003. He is the Monday 9am-10am host of New Jazz Excursions on WVKR-91.3FM Vassar College.

He loves Emily most of all.

www.mikejurkovic.com www.callingallpoets.net

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My Jazz Story

The first jazz record I bought was A Love Supreme so for a certified rock n roll kid you can only imagine the seismic shift in consciousness. I then went to the Salvation Army and, for a quarter a piece, picked up Brubeck's Jazz Goes to College, Garner's Concert by the Sea, and Miles' Kind of Blue. My advice to new listeners: be fearless and stay new.

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