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Congratulations to Rosemarie Wilson ("One Single Rose") for her poem "Motown Blues," winning first place in the annual 2016 Hessler Street Fair Poetry Contest, and to Tanya Grossner Pilumeli and Mindi Kirchner-Greenway for th...
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Next Saturday, May 21st, I'll be reading from my new collection Age of Aquarius in downtown Lorain. John Burroughs, my poetry partner and best friend, is a co-feature, along with the acclaimed poet Bruce Weigl, performer ex...
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2016 Hessler Street Fair Poetry Contest Winners
What a great day of poetry and friends new and old from far and near at the Barking Spider Tavern !
Many thanks to everyone who contributed and participated. I am
pleased to announce that the winners of this year's Hessler Street Fair
Poetry Contest ar...
What a great day of poetry and friends new and old from far and near at the Barking Spider Tavern! Many thanks to everyone who contributed and participated. I am pleased to announce that the winners of this year's Hessler Str...
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The annual Hessler Street Fair poetry reading is always the event of the year in Cleveland poetry, and it looks like this year it will be even more spectacular than ever. This year's reading will be at the Barking Spider Tav...
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Borsenik, Burroughs & Minicucci this Wednesday in Youngstown
I'm looking forward to reading with Dianne Borsenik (whose Age of Aquarius: Collected Poems 1981-2016 Crisis Chronicles Press just published) and Matthew Minicucci (whose Translation was chosen by Jane Hirshfield for the 2014 Wick Poetry Prize and published...
I'm looking forward to reading with Dianne Borsenik (whose Age of Aquarius: Collected Poems 1981-2016 Crisis Chronicles Press just published) and Matthew Minicucci (whose Translation was chosen by Jane Hirshfield for the 2014...
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Buzzbin Canton tomorrow!
Featuring: John BurroughsTheresa Göttl Brightman  Mary A. Turzillo with Musical Guest Back to Bouvet (Zaqi) Buzzbin Address: 339 Cleveland Ave NW, Canton, OH Time: 7pm to 9pm Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/...
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My Poetry Double Header May 21st in Mansfield and Lorain
I look forward to playing a poetry double header this Saturday, 21 May, at two of my favorite venues. First up, at 2 p.m. I will be reading with the incomparable Michael Veloff at Main Street Books in Mansfield, Ohio, as part of their monthly Borderlands: P...
I look forward to playing a poetry double header this Saturday, 21 May, at two of my favorite venues. First up, at 2 p.m. I will be reading with the incomparable Michael Veloff at Main Street Books in Mansfield, Ohio, as part...
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All publishing poets know what chapbooks are. So, I’m not going to provide a history of the chapbook. The internet is full of good essays documenting that history. In fact, one brief essay can be found here on TheThe Poetry Blog by Sam Riedel. Here’s another link to one by the British historian, Ruth Richardson. What I want to draw attention to is the importance of the poetry chapbook and the folly of considering it as less significant than a fu...
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Crisis Chronicles Press presents the 2016 Hessler Street Fair Poetry Anthology
Crisis Chronicles Press is pleased to present the 2016 Hessler Street Fair Poetry Anthology , featuring 108 poems by 106 writers from Greater Cleveland and around the world. Join us for the official release 7 May 2015, 3 p.m., at the Barking Spider Tavern ,...
Crisis Chronicles Press is pleased to present the 2016 Hessler Street Fair Poetry Anthology, featuring 108 poems by 106 writers from Greater Cleveland and around the world. Join us for the official release 7 May 2015, 3 p.m.,...
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New from Crisis Chronicles Press! Join us for the official release and associated poetry contest May 7th, 3 p.m., at the Barking Spider in Cleveland.
Crisis Chronicles Press is pleased to present the 2016 Hessler Street Fair Poetry Anthology, featuring 108 poems by 106 writers from Greater Cleveland and around the world. Join us for the official release 7 May 2015, 3 p.m.,...
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Buzzing at the 'Bin 4/21 in Canton
Theresa Göttl Brightman, Mary A. Turzillo and I will be the featured poets Thursday 21 April 2016 (7 to 9 pm) at Buzzbin Art & Music Shop, 339 Cleveland Ave NW in Canton, Ohio.  This event is part of a diverse series of National Poetry Month happenings orga...
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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