Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Plunging into the Heart of America Poetry Tour (30 March thru 10 May 2018)

The central US part of my upcoming poetry tour (March 30th through May 10th) is now set in stone. Immediately after this I will head northeast for the New England part of my tour (Climbing up the Neck of America, which I'm still working on solidifying, so I will post about it later). Hope to see you at one or more of these special events!

30 March at 6 p.m. in Akron, Ohio 
Nervous Dog Poetry and Music featuring John Burroughs, Human Host, Jason Blakely, Su Flatt, Atomic Houdini, Synchronicity Moon, Skylark Bruce, Tony Gamblin and Michael DeBenedictis at Nervous Dog Coffee Bar, 1530 W Market Street, 44313.

5 April at 7 p.m. in Cleveland Heights, Ohio 
Ekphrastacy: Artists Talk + Poets Respond featuring Mary E. Weems, Christine Howey, Mwatabu S. Okantah and John Burroughs responding with new work to the new exhibit, Drawn Together, at Heights Arts, 2175 Lee Road, 44118.

6 April at 6 p.m. in Cleveland Heights, Ohio 
Public debut of John Burroughs’ new book, Loss and Foundering, during the NightBallet Press reception at Appletree Books, 12419 Cedar Road, 44106. Central Ohio poets Chuck Salmons, Steve Abbott, and Rikki Santer will read.

8 April at 4 p.m. in Cleveland, Ohio 
John Burroughs, Shelley Chernin and Jessie Herzfeld will perform a new collaborative piece as part of Sound Poetry: A Noise Lunch Reading, curated by Margo Emm at Mahall's, 13200 Madison Avenue, 44107.

13 April at 7 p.m. in St. Louis, Missouri 

14 April at 6 p.m. in Overland Park, Kansas 
FountainVerse Poetry Reading featuring Dianne Borsenik, John Burroughs, Jason Preu and Jeanette Powers at the InterUrban ArtHouse, 8001 Newton Street, 66204.

15 April in Miami, Oklahoma 
John Burroughs and Dianne Borsenik will give an impromptu reading on the banks of the Neosho River via Facebook Live. Time to be announced an hour in advance.

16 April at 4 p.m. in Eureka Springs, Arkansas  

20-21 April in Cleveland, Mansfield and Cleveland Heights, Ohio 
Kleft Jaw Press and Crisis Chronicles Press present Kleft Crisis 2018 featuring 20+ writers from across the USA at three of northeast Ohio’s bookstores: 
*Friday 4/20 from 7 p.m. to ? at Guide To Kulchur Books (Cleveland) 
*Saturday 4/21 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Main Street Books (Mansfield)  
*Saturday 4/21 from 7 to 10 p.m. at Mac's Backs-Books On Coventry (Cleveland Heights)

22 April at 6 p.m. in Cleveland, Ohio Tongue-in-Groove Poetry Jam featuring Steven B. Smith at the Millard Fillmore Presidential Library, 15617 Waterloo Road, 44110. Hosted by Ray McNiece. Includes open mic. Crisis Chronicles Press will celebrate the release of Smith’s new book, Where Never Was Already Is, at this event.

26 April at 7 p.m. in Athens, Ohio
Athens Poet Laureate: Kari Gunter-Seymour at Arts West, 132 W. State Street, Athens, Ohio 45701. Crisis Chronicles Press will debut Kari’s new book, Serving, at this event.

30 April at 7 p.m. in Columbus, Ohio 
The Poetry Forum featuring John Burroughs at Bossy Grrls Pin Up Joint, 2598 N. High Street, 43202.

4/5/6 May in Kirtland, Ohio
John Burroughs, Dianne Borsenik and Elliot Nicely will represent Crisis Chronicles Press during the Haiku Society Of America Spring Meeting 2018 at the Holiday Inn Cleveland NE/Mentor, 7701 Reynolds Road, 44060.

8 May in Cleveland, Ohio
Incite: A Poetic Conversation. Ra Washington dives into the deep end with Dianne Borsenik and John Burroughs at Guide to Kulchur Books, 5222 Lorain Avenue, 44102.

10 May at 7 p.m. in Cleveland, Ohio 
Broadsides and Ephemera featuring John Burroughs at Loganberry Books, 13015 Larchmere Boulevard, 44120. Includes open mic, hosted by Paul Ryland.

To see the rest of my 2018 poetry tour as it stands so far, click here.

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