On Wednesday, December 7, the great Caffe Lena Poetry Open Mic series in Saratoga Springs will take place at Ndakinna Education Center (23 Middle Grove RD, Greenfield Center) with featured readers Judith Preset and Mike Jurkovic along with an open mic for poetry and spoken word.
Judith Prest is a poet, photographer, mixed media artist and creativity coach.. Her poems have been published in Mad Poet’s Review, Chronogram, Akros Review, The Muse~An International Journal of Poetry, Earth’s Daughters, Up The River, Upstream, and in seven anthologies. She has previously published two collections of poetry – Sailing On Spirit Wind (1998) and Late Day Light (2011) as well as two chapbooks – Wildwoman’s Scrapbook (2002) and The Geography of Loss (2006). Judith lives in Duanesburg, New York with her husband, Alan Krieger and three cats.
Mike Jukovic is a 2016 Pushcart nominee. His poetry and musical criticism have appeared in over 400 plus magazines and periodicals but have generated no reportable income. First full length collections, smitten by harpies & shiny banjo catfish (Lion Autumn Press, 2016) Chapbooks, Eve’s Venom (Post Traumatic Press, 2014) Purgatory Road (Pudding House Press, 2010) Anthologies include: WaterWrites & Riverine (Codhill Press, 2009, 2007) Will Work For Peace (Zeropanik, 1999). President, Calling All Poets, New Paltz, NY. Producer of CAPSCASTS, archival recordings from Calling All Poets, available at www.callingallpoets.net. Music features, interviews & CD reviews appear in Elmore Magazine & the Van Wyck Gazette.
The Caffe Lena Poetry Open Mic, hosted by Carol Graser and sponsored by Northshire Bookstore, takes place on the first Wednesday of each and every month (usually) at Caffè Lena (47 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs). This event has a $5.00 admission charge. Sign up at 7:00, 7:30 readings start.