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Writing Knights Press Presents: John Burroughs & Mindi Kirchner-Greenway

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.

Mindi Kirchner-Greenway is author of the chapbook, Song of the Rest of Us, published by Kent State University Press. Poems from the book have been featured in several working-class literature courses, and an art exhibit, "Penned by Penn Staters: books by alumni authors in University Park, PA. In addition to The Wick Poetry Prize, she was also recipient of The Whiskey Island Poetry Prize. Her poems have appeared in Perigee, The Mayo Review, Eclipse, and other journals. Three of her poems have been anthologized in The Next of Us is about to Be Born, a book that features twenty-five years of Kent State authors. She lives in Youngstown with her husband and daughter, and is working hoping to have a full-length book of poems forthcoming in the next year.

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