Burrs, Mick

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BURRS, Mick. (Steven Michael Berzensky). Canadian (born United States), b. 1940. Genres: Poetry, Plays/Screenplays. Career: Poet, playwright, and songwriter. CKUA-Radio, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, host of radio programs; Waking Image Press, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, founder, 1971. Warm Poets for Cold Nights (reading series), founder, 1975, organizer, 1975-77; Parkland Writers Alliance, cofounder, 1985; presenter of workshops and readings; guest on Canadian radio programs. Publications: CHAP-BOOKS; In the Dark the Journeyman Landed, 1971; Adventures of the Midnight Janitor, 1972; Game Farm: Poems for Intereflection, 1975; Sockpan, 1976; Walls, 1977; (And illustrator) The Hillside Poems: A Poem Sequence, 1981; (ed.) Sonnet's End and Other Lyrical Catastrophes: An Anthology of Poems, 1981; Pages Torn from Trees: Some Poems Recently Rediscovered, Written Originally in Vancouver, Edmonton, and Regina between 1969 and 1976, 1981; Word Crumbs: Poems, 1981; Listening to the Crows: Poems and Collages, 1983; (And illustrator) From My Box of Dreams: Poems, 1986; Lit like Gold: Poems, 1988. POETRY: Moving in from Paradise, 1976; Children on the Edge of Space, 1977; Seeds of Light, 1978; Aurora: Poems, 1980; The Blue Pools of Paradise, 1983; Ghostwriters and Bookworms, 1984; Junkyard of Dreams: Poetry, 1992; Dark Halo, 1993; The Silence of Horizons, 1996; Variations on the Birth of Jacob, 1997; Rainbows in the Dark, 1998. PLAYS: Gettin' Cuckoo, 1979; Emily Meets the Emperor of Rock & Roll, 1986. EDITOR: Going to War: Found Poems of the Metis People, 1975; The Waking Image Bedside Companion, 1982; (with others) Video Verses: Yorkton TV's Poem of the Month Contest Winners, 1986. Work represented in anthologies. Contributor to periodicals. Address: PO Box 639, Yorkton, SK, Canada S3N 2W7.