Just So You Are Aware!

Just so everyone is aware:

First & Foremost! The November 22nd gwfM Spoken Word Sunday Event is all about our outstanding features and the open mic’ers!

Secondly and last – November 22nd is my 65th birthday! And I am celebrating it by hosting an outstanding event with outstanding features! And I do plan to open up the program with a Bang with the opening poem!

So come on out and enjoy the program with me (and slip me a little happy birthday greeting in the process) !!!

Program Details listed below:

A. i. Firefly & Mike Jurkovic Rock great weather for Media’s Spoken Word Sunday’s

great weather for Media is bringing you another great poetry event with 2 amazing features:

Mike Jurkovic, Poet – Walkill, New York
-and-
Ai. Firefly, Poet – Staten Island, New York!

When:
Sunday, November 22nd – 4pm-6pm EDT

Where: ONLINE ZOOM

YOU MUST PREREGISTER FOR ZOOM ADMITTANCE: click link to register via
Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ai-firefly-and-mike-jurkovic-tickets-124164295751

Also: ONLINE – STREAMED LIVE on great weather for MEDIA’s facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/great.weather/

Plus open mic. 3 minute time limit. The host will be taking open mic signups during the event.

Hosted by Jerry T. Johnson

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POET BIOs

A.i. Firefly was born in 1979 in a crazy little town called Staten Island, NY. Poet, musician, educator, wife & mama, she has been featured in print and on the web by publications such as NYSAI, Having A Whiskey Coke with You, great weather for MEDIA, and is active in the expansive international poetry scene on Instagram as @a.i.firefly.
Photo by Kristopher Johnson, Deep Tanks Studio

A 2016 Pushcart nominee, Mike Jurkovic’s poetry and musical criticism has appeared in Main Street Rag, Conclave, Comstock Review, North Dakota Quarterly, California Quarterly, Chronogram, Wisconsin Review, etc., with little reportable income. His full-length collections are AmericanMental (Luchador Press 2020), Blue Fan Whirring (Nirala Press, 2018), smitten by harpies & shiny banjo catfish (Lion Autumn Press, 2016), and Eve’s Venom (Post Traumatic Press, 2014). Anthology credits include Calling All Poets 20th Anniversary Anthology, Reflecting Pool: Poets & the Creative Process (Codhill Press, 2018), and Like Light: 25 Years of Poetry & Prose (Bright Hill Press, 2018). He is the President of “Calling All Poets” (New Paltz /Beacon, NY.)
He loves Emily most of all.

http://www.mikejurkovic.com / http://www.callingallpoets.net

Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ai-firefly-and-mike-jurkovic-tickets-124164295751

Notes From My Writing Experience

Notes From My Writing Experience

I track what I submit in a spreadsheet whose design I borrowed from an old edition of Writers Market. Over time I tweaked the format, customizing it to my specific needs.

The picture you see is an example of how I track my submissions. I usually estimate that most publishers will respond favorably to my submissions within 60 days after submission deadline. If I receive no response within 80 days, I consider it “rejected”. Why? I have never received an acceptance for any submission that has aged past 62 days.
I mark these aged submissions as “no response” and I filter them out of my list.

I am not a writing expert. There are 11,001 writers who qualified to be listed in P&W. Out of that list I am ranked #11,001. There are, probably, another 10,000 well known writers who are not in that directory. That makes my ranking about #20,001. Nonetheless, I have experience on being published and I want to share my tools and my experience with you.

Look for more posts about what I have experience as a writer in the near future.

A. i. Firefly & Mike Jurkovic Rock great weather for Media’s Spoken Word Sunday’s

A. i. Firefly & Mike Jurkovic Rock great weather for Media’s Spoken Word Sunday’s

great weather for Media is bringing you another great poetry event with 2 amazing features:

Mike Jurkovic, Poet – Walkill, New York
-and-
Ai. Firefly, Poet – Staten Island, New York!

When:
Sunday, November 22nd – 4pm-6pm EDT

Where: ONLINE ZOOM

YOU MUST PREREGISTER FOR ZOOM ADMITTANCE: click link to register via
Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ai-firefly-and-mike-jurkovic-tickets-124164295751

Also: ONLINE – STREAMED LIVE on great weather for MEDIA’s facebook page
https://www.facebook.com/great.weather/

Plus open mic. The host will be taking open mic signups during the event.

Hosted by Jerry T. Johnson

21+

POET BIOs

A.i. Firefly was born in 1979 in a crazy little town called Staten Island, NY. Poet, musician, educator, wife & mama, she has been featured in print and on the web by publications such as NYSAI, Having A Whiskey Coke with You, great weather for MEDIA, and is active in the expansive international poetry scene on Instagram as @a.i.firefly.
Photo by Kristopher Johnson, Deep Tanks Studio

A 2016 Pushcart nominee, Mike Jurkovic’s poetry and musical criticism has appeared in Main Street Rag, Conclave, Comstock Review, North Dakota Quarterly, California Quarterly, Chronogram, Wisconsin Review, etc., with little reportable income. His full-length collections are AmericanMental (Luchador Press 2020), Blue Fan Whirring (Nirala Press, 2018), smitten by harpies & shiny banjo catfish (Lion Autumn Press, 2016), and Eve’s Venom (Post Traumatic Press, 2014). Anthology credits include Calling All Poets 20th Anniversary Anthology, Reflecting Pool: Poets & the Creative Process (Codhill Press, 2018), and Like Light: 25 Years of Poetry & Prose (Bright Hill Press, 2018). He is the President of “Calling All Poets” (New Paltz /Beacon, NY.)
He loves Emily most of all.

http://www.mikejurkovic.com / http://www.callingallpoets.net

Eventbrite:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ai-firefly-and-mike-jurkovic-tickets-124164295751

Replay – of a previous, well liked post

October 1997, Moscow, Russia

Two days before this photo was taken, I was on vacation in Atlanta, Georgia where it was a nice 70 degrees . I returned to Moscow —where I lived and worked. On the flight back, as the plane made its final approach, l looked at all the snow on the ground covering the entire city. That is when I remembered, I left my overcoat in the trunk of the rental car at Hartsfield-Jackson airport in Atlanta.