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2016/04/22

John Burroughs -- Contributor Bio

John Burroughs was born in West Virginia, raised in Elyria, Ohio, and now lives and works in Cleveland. Along the way, he won the first poetry competition he entered as a high school student, served for several years as playwright-in-residence at Marion Correctional Institution, became a number one blogger on MySpace, won his first-ever poetry slam in his 40s, has hosted a number of esteemed reading series, and co-founded (with Dianne Borsenik) the annual Snoetry: A Winter Wordfest. John's dozen poetry volumes include Beat Attitude [2015, NightBallet Press], It Takes More Than Chance to Make Change [2013, The Poet's Haven], The Eater of the Absurd [2012, NightBallet], Barry Merry Baloney [2012, Spare Change Press] and the collaborative book Oct Tongue -1 (with Weems, Swain, Smith, Lady, Chernin and Brightman). He has also edited Cheap and Easy Magazine and the 2015 Hessler Street Fair Poetry Anthology. Since 2008, Burroughs has run Crisis Chronicles Press, publishing fine indie writers from around the world.

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