The Eater of the Absurd

The Eater of the Absurd From the publisher s website NightBallet Press is very excited and immensely pleased to announce the publication of The Eater of the Absurd a brand new sixty page collection of poems by Ohioan John
  • Title: The Eater of the Absurd
  • Author: JohnBurroughs
  • ISBN: 9780985789732
  • Page: 327
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Eater of the Absurd
    From the publisher s website NightBallet Press is very excited and immensely pleased to announce the publication of The Eater of the Absurd, a brand new, sixty page collection of poems by Ohioan John Burroughs This long anticipated thematic book of new work by Burroughs is stunning, thorough, and masterfully executed, and is quintessential John Burroughs wordplay in itsFrom the publisher s website NightBallet Press is very excited and immensely pleased to announce the publication of The Eater of the Absurd, a brand new, sixty page collection of poems by Ohioan John Burroughs This long anticipated thematic book of new work by Burroughs is stunning, thorough, and masterfully executed, and is quintessential John Burroughs wordplay in its punning and juxtapositioning It also contains his poem performance piece Lens , which was nominated for the 38th annual Pushcart Prize Packaged in a textured white cover with a heavy, deep olive green cardstock insert, and printed on creamy soft white cotton paper, The Eater of the Absurd makes a striking statement of in John Burroughs own words pleasure, pain, and deprogramming.
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  • JohnBurroughs

    John Burroughs, a.k.a Jesus Crisis, was born in West Virginia, raised in Elyria, Ohio, and resides in Cleveland He co founded with Dianne Borsenik the infamous Lix and Kix Poetry Extravaganza and annual Snoetry A Winter Wordfest John is the author of The Eater of the Absurd NightBallet Press, 2012 , the collaborative book Oct Tongue 1 with Mary Weems, John Swain, Steven Smith, Lady, Shelley Chernin and Steve Brightman 2014, Crisis Chronicles Press and nearly a dozen chapbooks including Beat Attitude NightBallet, 2015 , It Takes More Than Chance to Make Change The Poet s Haven, 2013 , Water Works Recycled Karma Press, 2012 , Electric Company Writing Knights Press, 2011 and, with Doug Manson and Bree, Identity Crises Green Panda Press, 2009 John has also published Cheap and Easy Magazine, Songs in the Key of Cleveland An Anthology of the 2013 Best Cleveland Poem Competition, ThisISCLE An Anthology of the 2014 Best Cleveland Poem Competition, and the anti censorship anthology Fuck Poetry.John won his first poetry contest as a high school student in 1983 For around a decade at the turn of the millennium, John served as a full time playwright and occasional music director in residence for the Ministry of Theatre at Marion Correctional Institution In 2007, his blog was ranked number 1 in several categories on MySpace when he abandoned it to create his own website Subsequently, John won the first poetry slam he ever competed in created PoetryElyria formed Poets of Lorain County has contributed irregularly to the Cleveland Poetics and Ohio Poetry Association blogs served as the OPA s webmaster has performed at bars, festivals, theaters, bookstores, libraries and galleries across the Midwest and is perhaps most proud of his work since 2008 as the founding editor of Crisis Chronicles Press.

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  • The title of John Burroughs book of poems, The Eater of the Absurd, sets the stage for a collection of poems that, like the Theatre of the Absurd, expresses life s humor, frustrations, and tragedy This poet, like the Absurdists, demonstrates through a series of poem stories, the breakdown in communication that inevitably results from the human predicament how to live when existence has no meaning.As the title suggests, the reader of this book is in for some seriously enjoyable wordplay Here, lan [...]


  • John Burroughs, hailing from highlands of Ohio, has a unique poetic gift he can sound like two or three great poets at one time, and still retain a sense of humor Art Achoke I feel I needto write but sometimeI feel I talk toomuch and the peoplewho listen already knowor misunderstandand the people who don tdon t care anywayand sometimes it s easierto find and consumebusier workand choke This is a calm distillation of nearly every poet s unless you re Superman struggle to get down and work, away f [...]


  • The Eater of the Absurd is deadly serious play, and some of the most rhythmic poetry in recent memory Burroughs grants us a voyeuristic glimpse into his liason with the written word, laden with irony so ripe that it drips deliciously from the page.


  • John Burroughs,founding editor of Crisis Chronicles Press and featured poet in numerous journals and anthologies, has finally published the long awaited, first full length collection of his brilliant and visceral verse in The Eater of the Absurd It was worth the wait.I read and re read each word aware of the absence of patterns and familiar conceits aware of the dilettante I was aware of entering a strange, new land and how its discovery would change my perceptions forever Just as the music that [...]



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