AmericanMental Book & Companion CD Signed Edition $22.00
Some kind words for AmericanMental:
"Read these poems now."
George Wallace is Writer in Residence at the Walt Whitman Birthplace, first poet laureate of Suffolk County, LI NY and author of 36 books and chapbooks of poetry
"Here is a poet making known the complaints that bounce around unexpressed inside our own heads, a kind of Larry David with line breaks. In a rare upbeat moment, he writes, “of course there’s people/being born but” And it’s in that but that the Jurkovic vision resides. In his universe, something’s gone missing, the wife controls the Ambien, and Dylan was wrong.
Still, there’s a bit of that Nobel Laureate running throughout American Mental, a kind of sub-Canadian worldsick blues, that propels the reader with great velocity, and wordplay, and original insight through its pages."
Tim Tomlinson is the author of Requiem for the Tree Fort I Set on Fire (poems), and This Is Not Happening to You (stories). He is a co-founder of New York Writers Workshop and teaches in New York University’s Global Liberal Studies.
"AmericanMental gives us a poet at the top of his game. Iconoclastic impulse wrestles progressive idealism in the town of shit-lorn. Here we confront pettiness, inequality & desperation as felt by many who’ve had the misfortune of believing in that American Dream: success for all & everyone, only to find it doesn’t exist. That’s not to say life is perfect elsewhere. No. These poems challenge hypocrisy & injustice wherever found. Crack the cover – a rousing ride awaits!"
Roger Aplon, Editor/Publisher Waymark - Voices of the Valley; author Barcelona Diary, It’s Only TV, and, from Unsolicited Press: Mustering What's Left - Selected & New Poems 1976 - 2017