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John Burroughs
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Sip This!
I have the privilege and pleasure of reading this Tuesday, April 28th, 6:30 p.m. at Sips Coffee House, 101 S. Main Street in Mount Vernon, Ohio.  The other featured poets will be Ohio's Andy Roberts and Illinois' Lennart Lundh.  David Kender will be the eve...
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Happy birthday to Alex Gildzen! His complete Ohio Triangle published!
Crisis Chronicles Press is thrilled to present a new masterwork by the legendary Alex Gildzen , inspired by his rich experiences in three Ohio cities: Elyria, Cleveland and Kent.  Ohio Triangle is 75 pages, perfect bound, featuring many of his best poems an...
Crisis Chronicles Press is thrilled to present a new masterwork by the legendary Alex Gildzen, inspired by his rich experiences in three Ohio cities: Elyria, Cleveland and Kent.  Ohio Triangle is 75 pages, perfect bound, feat...
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Get Thorny This Friday
Let's hang out in Canton on Friday night. Buzzbin
is a supercool place, and when I was there last year, I thought, "Someone
needs to have a poetry show here." Now it's happening. On 24 April, Writing Knights will be featuring several young talents inclu...
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"Disciples" at CCPL
Thanks to the Cuyahoga County Public Library and Diane Kendig for selecting my poem "Disciples" to be featured today for ‪#‎ readwritepoetry‬ . Read it here: http://cuyahogalibrary.org/Events/Writing-Programs/Read-Write-30-Days-of-Poetry/30-Days-of-Poetry/A...
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Terry Provost's poem "Cleveland, to What Shall I Lichen Thee" (from Songs in the Key of Cleveland) is featured today on the Cuyahoga County Public Library site:

http://cuyahogalibrary.org/Events/Writing-Programs/Read-Write-30-Days-of-Poetry/30-Days-of-Poetry/April-2015/Cleveland-to-what-shall-I-lichen-thee.aspx
cover photo by Michael Spear Crisis Chronicles Press is thrilled to announce the long-awaited publication of Songs in the Key of Cleveland: An Anthology of the 2013 Best Cleveland Poem Competition on 28 February 2014.  T...
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April 13th Monday at Mahall's features Christine Howey and Lee Chilcote, guest hosted by Ray McNiece
Ray McNiece will be our guest host this month. Christine Howey and Lee Chilcote will be our featured poets. Open mic will follow. Lee Chilcote is editor of Fresh Water Cleveland and a freelance
journalist whose work has appeared in many publications. He h...
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New masterwork by +Alex Gildzen, published by Crisis Chronicles Press to celebrate National Poetry Month and the author's 72nd birthday.
Crisis Chronicles Press is thrilled to present a new masterwork by the legendary Alex Gildzen, inspired by his rich experiences in three Ohio cities: Elyria, Cleveland and Kent.  Ohio Triangle is 75 pages, perfect bound, feat...
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Poetry of protest: why Manchester's John G Hall strikes a chord across the Atlantic
illustration by Becky Mackay from John G. Hall's Poems for Explosion Read this review of John G. Hall's new book, Poems for Explosion (from Crisis Chronicles Press), including an interview with the author, at: http://www.writeoutloud.net/public/blogentry.ph...
illustration by Becky Mackay from John G. Hall's Poems for Explosion Read this review of John G. Hall's new book, Poems for Explosion (from Crisis Chronicles Press), including an interview with the author, at: http://www.wri...
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Poeticizing at Toledo's Artomatic 419 This Weekend
I mentioned a few blog posts ago that Smith, Lady, Borsenik and I will will be colliding with Cinema3956 this Saturday evening (18 April) from 6 to midnight in the Detroit suburb of Farmington.  I didn't know it then, but Dianne and I will be performing ano...
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Inviting you to the 2015 Hessler Street Fair Poetry Contest and Anthology
So you've probably heard by now, on Facebook , by word of mouth or over at Cleveland Poetics , that I've been enlisted to do this year's 2015 Hessler Street Fair Poetry Anthology . Or maybe you haven't.  This is a big deal to me.  The very first poetry read...
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More info at http://www.ohiocenterforthebook.org/Blog/tabid/786/EntryId/985/Cleveland-Public-Poetry-featuring-Caryl-Pagel.aspx
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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