The Megaphone Series at The Seligmann Center for the Performing Arts presents poet Mike Jurkovic for a reading/book signing on Sunday, October 14, at 2PM.
Jurkovic’s bibliography includes over five hundred publications in books and magazines. His poetry has appeared in full length collections, Blue Fan Whirring, haiku & short poems (Nirala Press, 2018); smitten by harpies & shiny banjo catfish (Lion Autumn Press, 2016) and in chapbooks Eve’s Venom (Post Traumatic Press, 2014) and Purgatory Road (Pudding House, 2010), as well as in anthologies: 11/9 Fall of American Democracy Anthology, 2017 (Independent), Reflecting Pool: Poets and the Creative Process, WaterWrites and Riverine (Codhill Press, 2018, 2009, 2007) Will Work For Peace (Zeropanik, 1999).
He was nominated for a Pushcart prize in 2016.
He serves as president, working with founder Jim Eve and others to produce the many excellent programs of the Calling All Poets Series. For more information on Jurkovic see www.mikejurkovic.com. Details about Calling All Poets are available at www.callingallpoets.net.
Apart from his poetry, Jurkovic is a music critic whose features, interviews, and reviews appear in All About Jazz, Van Wyck Gazette, and Maverick Chronicles 2018. His column, “The Rock n Roll Curmudgeon,” appeared in Rhythm and News Magazine, 1996 - 2003. He is the Tuesday night host of Jazz Sanctuary on WOOC-FM, Troy, NY.
The Megaphone Series at the Seligmann Center for the Arts is a continuing monthly program of poetry readings, performances, lectures, workshops, and panels on literary topics. Megaphone is designed in accord with the Center’s mission to honor the legacy of Surrealist artist Kurt Seligmann both by encouraging study of avant-garde artists of the past and by providing a venue for contemporary art which employs experimental techniques and tests conceptual boundaries.
On November 4 the feature will be Dan Andreana and on December 9 Megaphone will present a program on song lyrics as poetry.