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John Burroughs
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Yesterday's Mail: Panda Statuesque, Jury Doodie
My poem "Statuesque" was published in Green Panda Press monthly digest, and I've been called to jury duty beginning 6/15, the week I'm supposed to travel with the Lake Effect Poetry team to Rockford, Illinois to compete in the Rustbelt poetry slam.
My poem "Statuesque" was published in Green Panda Press monthly digest, and I've been called to jury duty beginning 6/15, the week I'm supposed to travel with the Lake Effect Poetry team to Rockford, Illinois to compete in th...
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Congrats to the winners of the 2015 Hessler Street Fair Poetry Contest: First Place: Jeffrey Bowen, "for the godfather daniel thompson (1935-2004)" Second Place: Lori Ann Kusterbeck, "Simple Ways" Third Place: Sean Thomas Do...
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Crisis Chronicles Press is thrilled to have an opportunity to help keep the great annual Hessler Street Fair poetry tradition going this year!
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But it looks like we're gonna do a second printing
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Please note the location has changed to right down the street at the Ensemble Theatre (in the old Coventry School).
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May 4th Monday at Mahall's will feature Stephen Haven & Kathleen Cerveny, plus a Lake Effect Poetry team selection slam
On 5/4/2015 at 7:30 pm, the Monday at Mahall's poetry series will present  readings by featured authors  Stephen Haven  and  Kathleen Cerveny . Stephen Haven [photo by Celia Olsen] Stephen Haven is the author of The Last Sacred Place in North America , sele...
On 5/4/2015 at 7:30 pm, the Monday at Mahall's poetry series will present readings by featured authors Stephen Haven and Kathleen Cerveny. Stephen Haven [photo by Celia Olsen] Stephen Haven is the author of The Last Sac...
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New review of Shelley Chernin's Crisis Chronicles Press chapbook, The Vigil
Today's book of poetry: The Vigil.  Shelley Chernin.  Crisis Chronicles #24 - Crisis Chronicles Press.  Elyria, Ohio.  2012. The Vigil by Shelley Chernin is an enthralling and all too brief little chapbook. Lord Buddha atta...
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A poem from the new Hessler Street Fair anthology, by contest winner Jeffrey Bowen
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Happy to have the opportunity to edit and publish the 2015 Street Fair Hessler Poetry Anthology
Crisis Chronicles Press is pleased to present the 2015 Hessler Street Fair Poetry Anthology , featuring work by 104 poets from around the world. Join us for the official release 13 May 2015, 7pm, at Ensemble Theatre , 2843 Washington Heights Blvd. in Clevel...
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he said 104 poets there is 103 poets living and one dead poet ICI

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On my first slam team
Following Monday's open mic at Mahall's, Lake Effect Poetry hosted a slam to determine the 4th member of their Rustbelt Competition 2015 Rockford IL team. I jumped in for fun and somehow won. If I were a judge, my vote would've gone to Julie Ursem Marchand...
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Thank you so much, Michael!

Crisis Chronicles Press still has a limited number of copies available at http://ccpress.blogspot.com/2012/05/024.html

Peace, love and poetry,
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Today's book of poetry: The Vigil.  Shelley Chernin.  Crisis Chronicles #24 - Crisis Chronicles Press.  Elyria, Ohio.  2012. The Vigil by Shelley Chernin is an enthralling and all too brief little chapbook. Lord Buddha atta...
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Poet, editor, publisher
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  • Crisis Chronicles Press
    editor, publisher, 2008 - present
  • Lix & Kix Poetry Extravaganza
    event producer, co-host, 2008 - 2011
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Other names
Jesus Crisis
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poet, publisher at www.crisischronicles.com
Introduction
John Burroughs, a.k.a. Jesus Crisis, is a pacifist, poet, playwright, musician, composer, bibliophile, and seeker from Elyria, Ohio, who recently transplanted to Cleveland.

Co-founder (with Dianne Borsenik) of the monthly Lix and Kix Poetry Extravaganza and the annual winter wordfest known as Snoetry, John is also the founding editor and publisher for Crisis Chronicles Press and a regular contributor to the Cleveland Poetics and Ohio Poetry Association blogs. Since 2011 he has served as the OPA's webmaster pro tem.

John founded a loose association called Poets of Lorain County, under whose auspices he's hosted regular open mic and featured poet events at the Avon Lake Public Library and the Lorain Arts Council's 737 Gallery, as well as the PoetryElyria series at Jim's Coffeehouse and Diner, the Scott M. Duncan Photography studio and other venues.

John's work has appeared on stages in four states, as well as in numerous journals, and he is the author of several poetry chapbooks, including:

It Takes More Than Chance to Make Change (The Poet's Haven, 2013)

The Eater of the Absurd (NightBallet Press, 2012)

Barry Merry Baloney (Spare Change Press, 2012)

Water Works (Recycled Karma Press, 2012)

Electric Company (Writing Knights Press, 2011)

6/9: Improvisations in Dependence by Jesus Crisis (Crisis Chronicles Press, 2009)

Identity Crises by Doug Manson, JC and Bree (Green Panda Press, 2009)

Bloggerel by JC (Crisis Chronicles Press, 2008)

Follow his Crisis Blog - http://crisisblog.crisischronicles.com/ - to learn more.
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Cleveland, Ohio
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Marion, Ohio - Richwood, West Virginia - Lorain, Ohio - Elyria, Ohio - Grafton, Ohio