Poet, pundit, provocateur and host of New Jazz Excursions, WIOX 91.3 FM Roxbury NY
A 2016 Pushcart nominee, poetry and musical criticism have appeared globally with little reportable
income. Latest full length collection of poetry, mooncussers, due early 2022 from Luchador Press.
Other full length collections include AmericanMental (Luchador, 2019), Blue Fan Whirring
(Nirala Press, 2018); smitten by harpies & shiny banjo catfish (Lion Autumn Press, 2016); Chapbooks,
Eve’s Venom (Post Traumatic Press, 2014) Anthologies: 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) among others. President of Calling All Poets, now in its
23rd year in the Hudson Valley NY. CD reviews appear online at All About Jazz and Lightwood. New
Jazz Excursions can be heard on alternating Saturdays 10am-12pm on WIOX 91.3FM, Roxbury, NY or
streamed at www.wioxradio.org. Mike is currently the chairman of the Music Fan Film Series,
Rosendale Theater.. The Rock n Roll Curmudgeon, a monthly tirade against them music
industry appeared in Rhythm and News Magazine, 1996-2003.
He loves Emily most of all.
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.