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John Burroughs
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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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Jesus Crisis Ban/ne/d at Mad Sing You III
If I get home from Florida in time, as expected, I will be playing music and spouting words as my alter-ego Jesus Crisis Ban/ne/d a week from now during Mad Sing You III . From the press release:   Now in its 3rd year, the Mad Sing You poetry-music
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If I get home from Florida in time, as expected, I will be playing music and spouting words as my alter-ego Jesus Crisis Ban/ne/d a week from now during Mad Sing You III. From the press release:   Now in its 3rd year, the ...
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Crisis Chronicles Press work is kinda on hold for the next week or two while I'm out of
town taking care of family business. But then we hope to get out some
great books between when I get home and the end of September, including: When You Don't Know Who...
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7 year Crisis Chronicles Press anniversary deal
Crisis Chronicles Press has published 11 fantastic titles so far this year. That makes 71 in
all since we started out back on 8 July 2008. We plan to publish
at least 13 more by the end of 2015 and reach 100 titles in print by
next summer. To celebrat...
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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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Creating Silences?
“It is the job of poetry to clean up our word-clogged reality by creating silences around things.” ― Stéphane Mallarmé I usually dislike saying poetry should or shouldn't do anything in particular. But in the moment, I like this.
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Teenager’s Jailing Brings a Call to Fix Sex Offender Registries
Read it in the July 4th edition of the New York Times .
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Poet, editor, publisher
Employment
  • 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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Currently
Cleveland, Ohio
Previously
Marion, Ohio - Richwood, West Virginia - Lorain, Ohio - Elyria, Ohio - Grafton, Ohio