March 1st, 2017: Jerry Garcia

Jerry Garcia

Jerry Garcia is a poet, photographer and filmmaker who is too old to have been named after the Grateful Dead guitar hero.  He spent his childhood fearing the bomb and was a teenager during the Summer of Love. He studied Communication Arts at Loyola Marymount University during the Watergate Era and became a film editor the same year that Star Wars won the Academy Award® for editing.  He has been an editor of Clio Award® winning television commercials, a director/editor for documentaries and corporate films and a postproduction supervisor of motion picture previews.

Jerry has been the featured poet at venues throughout Los Angeles County, including Beyond Baroque, The World Stage, The Redondo Poets and the Cobalt Cafe.  His poetry and photography have been seen in the likes of The San Pedro River Review, Chiron Review, Askew, Palabra Magazine, poeticdiversity, and KCET's Departures: Poetry L.A. Style.  He is a past director of the Valley Contemporary Poets and has served on Beyond Baroque's Board of Trustees.

Jerry has three daughters, Alison who is a production manager for a fashion design shop, Emily who is a language school administrator and Rosie who is a pastry chef.  He lives in Studio City, California with his wife Becky, their beatnik dog, Japhy Ryder and a jazz cat named Miles Davis.