PRAISE FOR ON SUMMER SOLSTICE ROAD
This book incorporates a multimedia experience with QR Codes that link selected poems to poetry-films which can be viewed on a smartphone or tablet. Available at Beyond Baroque, Tia Chucha's & Amazon.com
Jerry Garcia’s poems are fully situated in time and place, and in the liminal spaces of emergent identity. Set against the backdrop of the City of Angels, these poems offer snapshots of the evolving self. This work will resonate with anyone who has wondered who they are meant to be in the world. Readers will find a brother, a friend, a kindred spirit in each piece.
DR. NANCY-JEAN PÉMENT, Ventura County Arts Council
On Summer Solstice Road is a compelling, resonant collection of poems. Jerry Garcia takes us on a cruise through his Los Angeles. Kick back and enjoy the ride.
liz gonzález, poet, writer, and director of Uptown Word & Arts
These are poems filled with vivid imagery and evocative ideas, all the stronger for the warmth beneath them. These are poems about a city, and a country, but filled with heart.
ROBERT KRUT, Poet This Is the Ocean
Garcia’s work at its most linear is, certainly, emanating from the poetic imagination, but appears more qualified as autobiographic interludes viewed in the ragged vertical tradition.
MICHAEL C FORD, poet, playwright and recording artist
In between comical images are an elegy for his father and deep nostalgia for a Los Angeles that no longer exists. Garcia is a down to Earth, pathos-filled bard and these poems have been around all the area codes....As much as Garcia has seen his friends and city disappear, he writes it all down, so we can all remember.
MIKE "the Poet" SONKSEN, scholar and performer
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