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John Burroughs
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Jesus Coming Saturday (to Pittsburgh)
Everything is finally moved from our old apartment to our new house. Now I just need to find my calendar and to-do lists in all these
stacks of boxes. I do know I'm reading a poem or two in Pittsburgh on Saturday.  The event is Free Jesus Poems About Jesus...
Everything is finally moved from our old apartment to our new house. Now I just need to find my calendar and to-do lists in all these stacks of boxes. I do know I'm reading a poem or two in Pittsburgh on Saturday. The event ...
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Lady
Good night, sweet Lady Persephone. I've never known a better dog. We
have loved you deeply since 2005 when we moved into a house where you'd
been left behind, and we're so fortunate to have had so many years with
you. Here's a photo I took of you during ...
Good night, sweet Lady Persephone. I've never known a better dog. We have loved you deeply since 2005 when we moved into a house where you'd been left behind, and we're so fortunate to have had so many years with you. Here's ...
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Ohio Poetry Day 2016 Contest Winners Announced
Our friends at the Ohio Poetry Association have posted all about it on their blog: http://ohiopoetryassn.blogspot.com/2016/08/ohio-poetry-day-2016-contest-winners.html
Our friends at the Ohio Poetry Association have posted all about it on their blog: http://ohiopoetryassn.blogspot.com/2016/08/ohio-poetry-day-2016-contest-winners.html
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Expedition Flyer
I just got this flyer for the Expedition: Spaces II event I posted about recently.  Gonna be great fun!
I just got this flyer for the Expedition: Spaces II event I posted about recently. Gonna be great fun!
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We're thrilled to have published ten great books so far this year. Here are four of them. If you bought them all individually, you paid $39 plus postage. But if you prefer, you can buy all four together for $30, postage fr...
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Burning Books July 13th in Buffalo
photo courtesy of Burning Books' Facebook page Looking forward to my first trip to Buffalo next week! Policies of Truth: A Poetry Reading feat. Joey Nicoletti , Dianne Borsenik , John Burroughs & Irene Simon Sipos at Burning Books 420 Connecticut St. Buffal...
photo courtesy of Burning Books' Facebook page Looking forward to my first trip to Buffalo next week! Policies of Truth: A Poetry Reading feat. Joey Nicoletti, Dianne Borsenik, John Burroughs & Irene Simon Sipos at Burning Bo...
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Farewell and Walk On
Two photos I took with my phone last night, along with the captions I gave them on Facebook: Farewell for the last time, 3344. Leda on her first walk from our new house to South Park - also her first
walk without her mama and constant companion for the pas...
Two photos I took with my phone last night, along with the captions I gave them on Facebook: Farewell for the last time, 3344. Leda on her first walk from our new house to South Park - also her first walk without her mam...
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Our friends at the Ohio Poetry Association have posted all about it on their blog: http://ohiopoetryassn.blogspot.com/2016/08/ohio-poetry-day-2016-contest-winners.html
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Busyness As Usual
Yesterday, I posted this as my Facebook status: "Well, it looks like Geri and I have a house and will soon be moving 6 or 7 miles to the southeast. Busy, busy, busy...."  This whole year has been extremely busy, and feels like a blur with no end in sight. A...
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Expedition: Spaces II: A Guided Journey of Words, Sights & Sounds! (6 August 2016)
Photo: Tim Kaiser Expedition: Spaces is an annual multimedia art blast curated by Craig Chojnicki and Lisa Miralia at quite possibly the coolest gallery in Cleveland, SPACES, and I'm so happy to be a part of it again this year.  Here's a copy/paste from the...
Photo: Tim Kaiser Expedition: Spaces is an annual multimedia art blast curated by Craig Chojnicki and Lisa Miralia at quite possibly the coolest gallery in Cleveland, SPACES, and I'm so happy to be a part of it again this ...
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Gr8 Day
8 Years ago today I officially launched Crisis Chronicles Press by self-publishing my own tiny Bloggerel chapbook to hand out at
readings. At the time I had no idea that this would evolve into a "real"
press. It couldn't have happened without you. Thank...
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Review of Green by Theresa Senato Edwards
Theresa Senato Edwards is one of my favorite living writers, and Green may be her best work yet. Having recently lost my mother, and feeling
like I'm on the verge of losing someone else I love as much, I find
myself returning to this chapbook as I would a...
Theresa Senato Edwards is one of my favorite living writers, and Green may be her best work yet. Having recently lost my mother, and feeling like I'm on the verge of losing someone else I love as much, I find myself returnin...
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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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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