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Poet, Spoken Word Artist
John Burroughs is a northeast Ohio poet and publisher who co-founded the monthly Lix and Kix Poetry Extravaganza and yearly Snoetry: A Winter Wordfest. He is the author of many chapbooks including 6/9: Improvisations in Dependence [2009, Crisis Chronicles Press], Electric Company [2011, Writing Knights Press], Water Works [2012, Recycled Karma Press], Barry Merry Baloney [2012, Spare Change Press] and It Takes More Than Chance to Make Change [2013, The Poet's Haven]. His first full-length poetry collection, The Eater of the Absurd, was published in late 2012 by NightBallet Press. For around a decade leading up to the turn of the millennium, John served as a full-time playwright and occasional music director in residence for the Ministry of Theatre at Marion Correctional Institution. In 2007, his blog was ranked number 1 in several categories on MySpace. After that, John won the first poetry slam he ever competed in, formed PoetryElyria and a loose association called Poets of Lorain County, served as webmaster for the Ohio Poetry Association, has contributed irregularly to the O.P.A. and Cleveland Poetics blogs, and is perhaps most proud of his work (since 2008) as the founding editor of Crisis Chronicles Press. Find out more at www.crisischronicles.com.
Poet, writer, horsewoman, motorcyclist, actor, runner. Readings and workshops around the country. Five books of poetry, one collections of columns on motorcycling for Rider magazine. Everything I do in my life is raw material for my work as a poet and writer.