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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 almost annual 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] It Takes More Than Chance to Make Change [2013, The Poet's Haven] and Beat Attitude [2015, NightBallet Press]. His full-length books include Oct Tongue -1 (a collaboration with Mary Weems, John Swain, Steven Smith, Lady, Shelley Chernin and Steve Brightman) [2014, Crisis Chronicles] and The Eater of the Absurd [2012, NightBallet Press]. For close to a decade around 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, writing operas like King of All Kings. In 2013 he performed his one-man show God Awful Poetry: Lamb Pooning the Almighty during Cleveland Public Theatre's Pandemonium. In 2007, his blog was ranked number 1 in several categories on MySpace when he decided to redirect his efforts toward his own new website. John got involved in Cleveland's vibrant live poetry scene in 2008, won the first poetry slam he ever competed in, formed PoetryElyria and 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. In 2014 he began hosting Monday at Mahall's Poetry & Prose Series the first Monday of each month in Lakewood, Ohio. Find out more at www.crisischronicles.com. [Listing last updated 9/20/2014]
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.