Ainsley Burrows

Since 1999, Ainsley Burrows has been a lean, mean, poetic machine, having toured at least eight to nine months of the last eight years; hitting almost every state in the United States, as well as several venues in Canada, Denmark, the United Kingdom and Germany. To date, Burrows has published two collections of poetry, “Black Angels with Sky Blue Feathers” and “The Woman Who Isn’t Was” and released four audio discs: “Cataclysm”, “The Groove Electric”, “Climax”, and “Rockstar”. His work has also been anthologized in several books including “Planet Slam”, “Twentyfourtwo”, and “Graphic Poetry”. Currently, Ainsley is the opening act of TSO Productions and Manhattan Center’s monthly Reggae Cabaret series in New York City, which features legendary reggae artists.

Burrows recently completed a script entitled “Black California”. The smart, sharp screenplay is written in the style of “Pulp Fiction”, “Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels”, and “Snatch” but for an all black cast. In May 2007, Burrows and his band Arson Class will perform in a promotional concert for MTV’s upcoming series Band in the Bubble, sponsored by KFC, College Music Journal, Dr. Pepper & MTV. Lastly, this August, Ainsley will embark on his tenth Babylon by Foot tour. The tour will bring the literary powerhouse to 75 cities across United States, Canada, and the Europe Union. Visit Ainsley’s MySpace page for recent updates; this bio was taken from that page. Ainsley was also the coach of the 2004 National Team.