A complete listing of all poetry events where John Burroughs (a.k.a. Jesus Crisis) served as producer, emcee or featured performer in 2012.

*What you missed in 2012:

Lakewood, Ohio — Writing Knights Presents: Playwriting Knights I — bela dubby
Wednesday 1/18/2012 from 8 to 11 p.m. — John Burroughs filled the roles of Don and Smokey in a staged reading of the play Break a Leg by Dru Brumbaugh at bela dubby art gallery and beer cafe, 13321 Madison Avenue in Lakewood, Ohio. For more details see Facebook.


Cleveland Heights, Ohio — Night Chronicles / Crisis Ballet — Mac’s Backs
Wednesday 2/8/2012 from 7 to 9 p.m. — Two Ohio presses present three fine Ohio poets with new chapbooks: T.M. Göttl (A Hurricane of Moths – 2011, NightBallet), J.E. Stanley (Rapid Eye Movement – 2011, Crisis Chronicles) and Terry Provost (An Uncountable Infinity of Orgasms – 2011, NightBallet) at Mac’s Backs Books on Coventry, 1820 Coventry Road in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.  For more info, see Facebook.


Willoughby, Ohio — Living Poetry: Loving Poetry — Karma Koffee
Sunday 2/12/2012 from 7:30 to 11 p.m. — John Burroughs will be the headliner during a special pre-Valentine’s Day edition of Living Poetry (hosted by B.M. Stroud) at Karma Koffee, 4124 Erie Street in Willoughby, Ohio.  More details on Facebook.




Willoughby, Ohio — Living Poetry: Dream Reading — Karma Koffee
Sunday 3/11/2012 from 7:30 to 11 p.m. — John Burroughs will be among the featured poets during a dream-themed edition of Living Poetry (hosted by B.M. Stroud) at Karma Koffee, 4124 Erie Street in Willoughby, Ohio.  Crisis Chronicles author Michael Bernstein will be the headliner.  More details on Facebook.


Cleveland Heights, Ohio — Night Chronicles / Crisis Ballet — Mac’s Backs
Wednesday 3/14/2012 from 7 to 9 p.m. — Two Ohio presses present three fine Ohio poets with new chapbooks: Jim Lang (Coyote Moon – 2012, NightBallet), Bree (the melody, i swear, it’s just around that way – 2011, Crisis Chronicles) and Steve Brightman (Sometimes, Illinois – 2011, NightBallet) at Mac’s Backs Books on Coventry, 1820 Coventry Road in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.


Cleveland Heights, Ohio — Nia Coffehouse — St. Alban Episcopal Church
Wednesday 3/27/2012 from 6 to 9 p.m. — Steven B. Smith, John Burroughs, Lady K and others will share as Nia Coffeehouse introduces its new series of poetry and spoken word gatherings, “BEING AT PEACE IN OUR COMMUNITY”: Poems of Power, Words of Life Against Violence and Brutality at St. Alban Episcopal Church, 2555 Euclid Heights Blvd. in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.

Erie, Pennsylvania — Saturday Night Special — Poet’s Hall
Saturday 4/14/2012 from 7 to 11 p.m. — Dianne Borsenik and John Burroughs will be featured poets during the Invited Artist Series at Poet’s Hall, 1136 E. Lake Road in Erie, Pennsylvania, hosted by the International Fellowship of Poets & Spoken Word Artists PA Local 1136.

Wooster, Ohio Wooster Jam 2012 — Wayne County Fairgrounds
Friday 4/20/2012 from 9:30 to 10:30 p.m. — Crisis Chronicles Press hosts an hour of poetry featuring Robert Miltner, Shelley Chernin, Andrew Rihn and John Burroughs on the Literary Arts stage (4-H Building) during the 2nd annual Wooster Jam.  The address: 199 Vanover Street in Wooster.

Wooster, Ohio Wooster Jam 2012 — Wayne County Fairgrounds
Saturday 4/21/2012 from 8 to 9 p.m. — Crisis Chronicles Press hosts an hour of poetry featuring J.E. Stanley, Eric Anderson, Dianne Borsenik and John Burroughs on the Literary Arts stage (4-H Building) during the 2nd annual Wooster Jam.  The address: 199 Vanover Street in Wooster.

Cleveland, Ohio — Occupy the Heart Festival — Lincoln Park
Wednesday 5/2/2012 at 9:20 p.m. — Writing Knights presented a full day of poetry at Lincoln Park in the Tremont neighborhood of Cleveland.  John Burroughs performed at 9:20 p.m.  For a fuller schedule, click here.


Ann Arbor, Michigan — Recycled Karma Press Book Release — Crazy Wisdom
Saturday 5/5/2012 from 2 to 5 p.m. — Recycled Karma Press of Waterford, Michigan, celebrates the release of new titles Water Works by John Burroughs and Cravings by Dianne Borsenik at Crazy Wisdom Bookstore and Tearoom, 114 South Main Street in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Cleveland, Ohio — NEO Poets Booth & Stage — Hessler Street Fair
Saturday 5/19/2012 and Sunday 5/20/2012 — The Poet’s Haven, Crisis Chronicles Press, NightBallet Press and Writing Knights teamed up to present a weekend of live poetry at the 2012 Hessler Street Fair.  John Burroughs read at 5:40 p.m. on Sunday.  See the full poetry schedule here.  For more on the Fair, now in it’s 43rd year, see www.hesslerstreetfair.org.



Elyria, Ohio — 4th Tuesday Poetry under the Pagoda — Ely Square
Tuesday 5/22/2012 from 6:30 to dusk — John Burroughs read poetry in the Ely Park pagoda on the square in downtown Elyria during Main Street Elyria‘s 4th Tuesday celebration.  Music and more at other key locations around the square.

Willoughby, Ohio — Living Poetry of Karma Koffee — Karma Koffee
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nday 6/24/2012 from 7:30 to 11 p.m. —
 John Burroughs, Chuck Joy, Jerry Jaffe, Dennis Shanaberg, Shelley Chernin, host B.M. Stroud and headliner Michael Salinger performed during Living Poetry at Karma Koffee, 4124 Erie Street in Willoughby, Ohio.  More details on Facebook.

Elyria, Ohio — 4th Tuesday Poetry under the Pagoda — Ely Square
Tuesday 6/26/2012 from 6:30 to dusk — Poets of Lorain County (organized by John Burroughs) presented poetry featuring Eric Anderson, Elise Geither, Michele Vrooman-Kennett, Nate Lear and more in the Ely Park pagoda in downtown Elyria during Main Street Elyria‘s 4th Tuesday celebration.  Eric Anderson emceed.  Music and more happened at other key locations around the square.  More details here.


Cleveland, Ohio — Line and Wine Poetry Extravaganza — Visible Voice Books
Tuesday 7/3/2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. — Line and Wine Poetry Extravaganza featuring The Whiskey Rebellion and Crisis Chronicles Press at Visible Voice Books in Cleveland.  Featured poets were Jason Baldinger, Jerome Crooks, and Crisis Chronicles Press authors Cee Williams, RA Washington, Steven Smith, Shelley Chernin and J.E. Stanley. Organized by John Burroughs, emceed by Shelley Chernin.  More details here.

North Royalton, Ohio — Deep Cleveland Poetry Hour — MugShotz Coffee
Friday 7/13/2012 from 8 to 10 p.m. — Writing Knights Press and the Deep Cleveland Poetry Hour presented Where the Pen is Mightier than the Sword!, featuring readings by Andi Line, Azriel Johnson, John Burroughs, Marissa Hyde, Mistress Rosie, Marc Mannheimer, Steve Brightman and more at MugShotz, 6556 Royalton Road in North Royalton, Ohio.

Cleveland Heights, Ohio — Heights Arts Pop Up Poetry — Noble Branch Library
Tuesday 7/17/2012 from 2 to 5 p.m. — John Burroughs made a guest appearance at the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Library’s Noble Neighborhood Branch atrium during Heights Arts‘ and Shelley Chernin’s Pop Up Poetry event at 2800 Noble Road in Cleveland Heights.

Elyria, Ohio — 4th Tuesday Poetry under the Pagoda — Ely Square
Tuesday 7/24/2012 from 6:30 to dusk — Poets of Lorain County presented poetry near the Ely Park pagoda on the square in downtown Elyria during Main Street Elyria‘s 4th Tuesday celebration.  Featured authors included Vladimir Swirynsky, Korean War veteran Robert Collins and emcee John Burroughs.  Music and more at other key locations around the square.

Ypsilanti, Michigan — Madhouse Poetry — The Ugly Mug Cafe & Roastery
Friday 7/27/2012 from 7 to 9 p.m. — John Burroughs, Dianne Borsenik, John Dorsey, Angela Nichols, Barry Graham, Amy Probst, Leo Jarret, Zack Ravas and Cherie Bullock Myslinsky were featured poets during this special event at The Ugly Mug, 317 W. Cross Avenue in Ypsilanti, MI. Crisis Chronicles Press released John Dorsey’s new
chapbook, Street maps for lost souls, that night.

Elyria, Ohio — 4th Tuesday Poetry under the Pagoda — Ely Square
Tuesday 8/28/2012 from 6:30 to dusk — Poets of Lorain County presented poetry in the Ely Park pagoda on the square in downtown Elyria during Main Street Elyria‘s 4th Tuesday celebration.  Featured performers included Alicia Young, John Burroughs, Christina Brooks, Dan Murphy and Nate Lear.  Music and more at  hapother key locations around the square.

Shaker Heights, Ohio — Poetry Back in the Woods — Bertram Woods Branch
Tuesday 9/11/2012 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. — The
Shaker Library presented a poetry reading by Dianne Borsenik, John Burroughs, Steven B. Smith and Kathy Smith, emceed by Barry Zucker, at the Bertram Woods Branch, 20600 Fayette Road, Shaker Heights, Ohio.

Wapakoneta, Ohio — Poetry and Music — The Temple of Tolerance
Saturday 9/15/2012 from 7 to 9 p.m. — Featured poets John Burroughs and Dianne Borsenik read, hosted by Mark Jordan at the Temple Of Tolerance, 203 S. Wood Street in Wapakoneta, Ohio.  Includes open mic. More details here.


Cleveland, Ohio — 100 Thousand Poets for Change — Visible Voice Books
Saturday 9/29/2012 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. — The second annual 100 Thousand Poets for Change is happening in cities all over the world.  John Burroughs and many others participated in a local edition

at Visible Voice Books, 1023 Kenilworth Avenue in Cleveland, Ohio.

Cleveland, Ohio — Cricket Stanley Crisis — Visible Voice Books
Saturday 10/4/2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. — Crisis Chronicles Press presented featured readings by authors Ryn Cricket (a.k.a. Katheryn Womack)
and J.E. Stanley and celebrated the release of Cricket’s new chapbook, In Circles. An open mic emceed by John Burroughs preceded the features.

Cleveland, Ohio — Writing Knights Press Presents — The Literary Cafe
Saturday 10/6/2012 from 7 to 10 p.m. — John Burroughs, Smith and Lady, RA Washington and Shelley Chernin were featured poets during this special event hosted by Writing Knights at The Literary Cafe, 1031 Literary Road in Cleveland, Ohio.


Canton, Ohio — First Friday Poetry Spectacular — 221 5th Street NW
Wednesday 12/7/2012 from 7 to 10 p.m. — John Burroughs was the featured poet for December’s First Friday Poetry Spectacular. The evening
included a WOW poetry slam qualifier and open mic. Sponsored by ArtsinStark and hosted by The Poet’s Haven at 221 5th Street NW in Canton.

Cleveland Heights, Ohio — NightBallet Press Presents — Mac’s Backs Books
Wednesday 12/12/2012 from 7 to 10 p.m. — John Burroughs & Dianne Borsenik were featured poets at Mac’s Backs Books, 1820 Coventry Rd. in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. John Burroughs’ new book, The Eater of the Absurd [NightBallet Press], was released at this event.


Lakewood, Ohio — Writing Knights: The Apocalypse — Breakneck Gallery
Saturday 12/22/2012 from 7 to 10 p.m. — John Burroughs, John Dorsey, Smith and Lady, Colton Bose, Dianne Borsenik, Skylark Bruce and Robert Miltner were among the featured poets during this special event hosted by Writing Knights at Breakneck Gallery, 17020 Madison Avenue in Lakewood.

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