Poetry Barn Presents Mike Jurkovic & Robert Burke Warren
Feature: 6:30 PM-7:30 pm
Open Mic: 7:30-8:30 pm
Celebrate the launch of our second “Third Fridays @Woodstock Library” season with renaissance men Mike Jurkovic and Robert Burke Warren, both accomplished writers, performers, and musicians. An open mic will follow. If you have a poem, essay, short story, or song to share, you’re warmly invited to sign-up before the reading.
About the Readers
A 2016 Pushcart nominee, Mike Jurkovic’s poetry and musical criticism have appeared in over 400 plus magazines and periodicals but have generated no reportable income. He is the author of two full-length collections, smitten by harpies and shiny banjo catfish (Lion Autumn Press, 2016) and two chapbooks, Eve’s Venom (Post Traumatic Press, 2014), and Purgatory Road (Pudding House Press, 2010). Individual poems have appeared in the anthologies WaterWrites & Riverine and Will Work For Peace. He serves as president of CAPS (Calling All Poets, New Paltz, NY), and producer of CAPSCASTS, available at www.callingallpoets.net (http://www NULL.callingallpoets NULL.net/). Music features, interviews & CD reviews appear in Elmore Magazine & the Van Wyck Gazette. He loves Emily most of all. More at www.mikejurkovic.com (http://www NULL.mikejurkovic NULL.com/)
Robert Burke Warren is a writer, performer, and musician. His work has appeared in Salon, The Weeklings, Akashic Books, Texas Music, Brooklyn Parent, The Woodstock Times, Vulture, Paste, The Rumpus, The Good Men Project, The Bitter Southerner, Chronogram, and the Da Capo anthology The Show I ‘ll Never Forget. He’s ghost-written for Gregg Allman and his liner notes appear on the award-winning CD Live at Caffe Lena. His debut novel, Perfectly Broken, is published by the Story Plant. As a songwriter, he has released seven CDs – two as Robert Burke Warren and five as Uncle Rock. His work also appears on albums by Rosanne Cash and rockabilly queen Wanda Jackson, and the Roots used his tune “The Elephant In the Room” as John McCain’s entrance theme on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. He lives in the Catskills with his family. More at www.robertburkewarren.com (http://www NULL.robertburkewarren NULL.com/)