Saturday, February 17, 2018

My first haircut since 2015

Thanks to my longtime friend Steven Provoznik of Bay West Salon for doing the deed.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Loss and Foundering, my new book from NightBallet Press, available for pre-order

I am thrilled to report that NightBallet Press will publish my new poetry book, Loss and Foundering, on 2 April 2018. But if you pre-order a signed copy now, you will also receive a rare broadside of one of my poems that is not in the book.

In June 2014, 48th Street Press published broadsides of two of my poems. They only made 20 copies of each. Since I only distributed a few at the time and stashed the rest away for a special occasion, I still have 12 copies of "Words Dance" and 11 copies of my "Makes Her Mark." Since that special occasion has arrived, I will pick one broadside to send to the first 23 people who pre-order Loss and Foundering.

Thank you for your love and support.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Embarking on a New England poetry tour in May

It appears I'm going to be reading in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on May 17th. I'd like to turn this into a mini New England poetry tour. If anyone can hook me up with a reading somewhere else up there (RI, ME, MA, NY, VT, CT - or on my way home to Cleveland) between May 15th and May 31st, I'll be extremely grateful.

Friday, February 9, 2018

Step Up! Poetry Open Mic & Workshop at the 2018 Lake Erie Folk Fest

Join Dianne Borsenik and me February 24th for a poetry workshop and open mic at The Lake Erie Folk Fest! We'll be on from 4 to 4:45 pm in room 258 of the Shore Cultural Centre, 291 E. 222nd Street, Euclid, Ohio 44123. See a full schedule of the day's workshops here. See all the day's musical acts here.

For more info on our part of the festivities, see
Step Up! Poetry Open Mic & Workshop.
John Burroughs and Dianne Borsenik have been performing their poetry and hosting events for the past ten years. Together, they produced the Lix & Kix Poetry Extravaganza reading series, Snoetry: A Winter Wordfest series, the Punch Through the Envelope workshop, and many other poetry events. They also travel, reading their work and connecting with poets across the United States. Burroughs lives in Parma, Ohio, where he publishes Crisis Chronicles Press. Borsenik lives in Elyria, home of NightBallet Press.