On Wednesday, December 7, Caffè Lena will present poetry readings by Judith Prest and Mike Jurkovic at Ndakinna Education Center. An open reading will follow. Doors open for sign-ups at 7 p.m., and the readings will start at 7:30. The host for the event will be Carol Graser, and the cost is $5. Ndakinna Education Center is located at 23 Middle Grove Road in Greenfield.
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. Her website is www.spiritwindstudio.net.
A 2016 Pushcart nominee, Mike Jurkovic’s has published poetry and musical criticism in over 400 magazines and periodicals.. but generated no reportable income. His first full-length collection, smitten by harpies, was published by Lion Autumn Press earlier this year. He has published two chapbooks: Eve’s Venom (Post Traumatic Press, 2014) and Purgatory Road (Pudding House Press, 2010), and his work has appeared in the anthologies WaterWrites & Riverine (Codhill Press, 2009 and 2007) and Will Work For Peace (Zeropanik, 1999). His music features, interviews and CD reviews appear in Elmore Magazine and the Van Wyck Gazette. He is president of Calling All Poets (New Paltz, NY) and producer of CAPSCASTS, archival recordings from Calling All Poets (available at www.callingallpoets.net). His website is www.mikejurkovic.com.