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John Burroughs
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Laura Weldon When people tell me their largest stories I am helpless as a page under pen. A woman told me how, as a child of 11, she struck out when her grandparents were ignored rather than served at a restaurant ...
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Diarrhea of the Mind by Burroughs
Now on exhibit at SPACES ! Thanks to artist Ward Shelley for creating The Last Library and including my title. Go check it out while you have a chance.  And submit your own titles!
Now on exhibit at SPACES! Thanks to artist Ward Shelley for creating The Last Library and including my title. Go check it out while you have a chance.  And submit your own titles!
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Recall
Feeling lucky my airbag didn't deploy when that semi hit me in the ass a winter or two ago. http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news/ford-recalls-more-than-1-million-mustangs-and-gts-060115.html
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Mad Sing Blue
Alas, I have to cancel my performance this afternoon at Mad Sing You III due to a bit of a family emergency. It'll still be a good show,
probably even better without me committing an aural assault with
keyboard, banjo ukulele and poems. I'm really sorry t...
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Barking Spider Diddley Groove Uncaged
Don't worry, it goes right side up in about 7 seconds.  This is me spewing an incomplete version of my poem "John Cage Engaged and Uncaged" to the accompaniment of Ray McNiece's Tongue-in-Groove band on 16 May 2015 at the Barking Spider Tavern in Cleveland ...
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*http://ohiopoetryassn.blogspot.com/2015/08/ohio-poetry-day-2015-contest-winners.html*
Check out the Ohio Poetry Association blog for all the info.
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Contents of My Books So Far
I had planned to have Beat Attitude manuscript to NightBallet Press by now.  It's supposed to be released 19 September during BeatStreet Cleveland , and time is getting short.  This evening, for some reason, in deciding what to include in it while half dozi...
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SCCA presents Insight and Expression this Saturday
Friends at the S.O.U.L. Collective of Collaborative Arts near Detroit have recently christened their new gallery and performance space, and this Saturday several other friends and I will head up there to share poetry and celebrate with them. August 8th from...
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SpaceMonWine - first week of August
I'm still catching up from weeks (months? years?) of so much, I don't have the time I used to for blogging, but I at least want to mention this.  I'm thrilled to be a part of three very cool events in the next week. I'd love to see you at one or all of them...
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I'm performing here Saturday!
Now in its 3rd year, the Mad Sing You poetry-music festival happens Saturday July 25th, 2015 at the Barking Spider Tavern in University Circle. Things kick off at 2PM.
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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
Previously
Marion, Ohio - Richwood, West Virginia - Lorain, Ohio - Elyria, Ohio - Grafton, Ohio