..:: CONTENTS ::..

   Volume X, Issue II

..:: POETRY ::..

..:: PROSE ::..
..:: OTHER ::..

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   Contributor's Notes

..:: ARCHIVES ::..
   Volume I, Issue I
   Volume I, Issue II
   Volume II, Issue I
   Volume II, Issue II
   Volume III, Issue I
   Volume III, Issue II
   Volume IV, Issue I
   Volume IV, Issue II
   Volume V, Issue I
   Volume V, Issue II
   Volume VI, Issue I
   Volume VI, Issue II
   Volume VII, Issue I
   Volume VII, Issue II
   Volume VIII, Issue I
   Volume VIII, Issue II
   Volume IX, Issue I
   Volume IX, Issue II
   Volume X, Issue I

Cricket Online Review Contributor Notes

Christopher Barnes' first collection LOVEBITES is published by Chanticleer. Each year he reads at Poetry Scotland's Callender Poetry Weekend. He also writes art criticism which has been published in Peel and Combustus magazines.

John M. Bennett has published over 400 books and chapbooks of poetry and other materials. Recent titles include The Gnat's Window (Luna Bisonte Prods, 2012), BLOCK (Luna Bisonte Prods, 2012), Cuitlacochtli (Xexoxial Editions, 2012), Object Objet (with Nicolas Carras; Luna Bisonte Prods, 2012), Drilling for Suit Mystery (with Matthew Stolte; Luna Bisonte Prods, 2012), LIBER X (Luna Bisonte Prods, 2012), CaraaraC & El Título Invisible (Luna Bisonte Prods, 2012), Olvidos (Luna Bisonte Prods, 2013) and Mirrors Máscaras (Luna Bisonte Prods, 2014). He has published, exhibited and performed his word art worldwide in thousands of publications and venues. He was editor and publisher of Lost and Found Times (1975-2005), and is Curator of the Avant Writing Collection at The Ohio State University Libraries. Richard Kostelanetz has called him "the seminal American poet of my generation." His work, publications and papers are collected in several major institutions, including Washington University (St. Louis), SUNY-Buffalo, The Ohio State University, The Museum of Modern Art and other major libraries.

Son of a painter and a teacher, Alessandro Cusimano was born in Palermo, Italy, on July 2, 1967. He lives in Rome, where he is a writer, poet, and playwright with a special focus on the visual arts ranging from painting to cinema, from photography to theatre. Expressivist poet, he freely refers to peripheral and irregular languages, drawing on dialect, slang, and various sectorial and technical forms of expression, which he recreates with personal inventions and varying intensity in every moment of his literary production. He appeared recently on the international literary stage. Some of his writings have been published by The Cynic Online Magazine, Decanto Magazine, The Recusant, Streetcake Magazine, Exercise Bowler, FOLLY Magazine, Bewildering Stories, Numinous Magazine, Weirdyear, Anothrealm, Deadman's Tome, RED OCHRE Lit, Scene4 Magazine, Emerging Visions, EPIPHANY Magazine, Misfits' Miscellany, Indigo Rising Magazine and the poetry collection Arabesques of a Nervous Wandering, published by Caparison.

Joshua Flowers is a short story writer currently living in Maine and has never seen a moose. Mostly because moose are jerks. His work has appeared in the horror section and is slated to be in Inwood Indiana.

Recently Tom Hibbard has had several articles published on visual writing, one in Big Bridge, issue 17 and also in Galatea Resurrects, issue 19. Hibbard has also had an article on the work of Belgian artist Luc Fierens in Word/ For Word, issue 22 and an article on Jack Kerouac's poetry also in Big Bridge, issue 17. Several of Hibbard's poems following Kerouac's style and visual writing were recently published in Cricket Online Review. And several of his French Surrealist translations will appear in the upcoming issue 21 of Galatea Resurrects. His book of poetry The Sacred River of Consciousness is available online at Moon Willow Press and And his book Place of Uncertainty is available online at Otoliths Storefront from Lulu. Hibbard is working on a new collection of poetry and further articles on visual writing.

Residing in the southern part of Northern California, Matt Hill is a sculptor and street poet whose poems, prose, and short fictions can be found on many Internet venues, including BlazeVOX books, Argotist ebooks, and Gradient Books.

William Keckler's poetry and visual art have appeared recently, or are forthcoming in Fence, Zeitzoo (Austria), Letterbox, and in A Sulfur Anthology (Wesleyan University Press).

Joan Payne Kincaid has lived many lifetimes but currently writes and paints in Sea Cliff, Long Island. Her latest book, Being Here: New and Selected Poems 1988-2012 (Kindred Spirit Press, 2012), is now available. Now Blank Sky, her most recent chapbook and collaboration with John M. Bennett, is now available online. She lives with her partner Rod, a rescue cat named Cordelia, and a fox terrier named Fancy.

Chad Lietz lives and works in Minneapolis, Minn.

Bobbi Lurie is the author of four poetry collections, most recently, "the morphine poems." Her poetry and prose can be found in Fence, American Poetry Review, New American Writing, Otoliths, and E•ratio. The first chapters of her book on Marcel Duchamp can be found in Berfrois.

David McAleavey's poetry has recently appeared in journals such as Epoch, Poetry Northwest, Denver Quarterly, diode poetry journal,, Stand, and Drunken Boat.

philip miletic is currently pursuing his PhD in English at the University of Waterloo. His writing has been featured in Poetry is Dead, The Danforth Review, Outlandish, (parenthetical), The Mackinac, and Otoliths. His chapbooks include And the Birds Sing (Ribbon Pig) and World 1-1 co-written with Craig Dodman (Poetry Will be Made by All), as well as a vispo leaflet, "Silver," published by no press. He lives in Kitchener, ON.

Joseph Victor Milford is a Professor of English and a Georgia writer who is currently working on his EdD doctoral studies. He was born in Alabama in 1972, and he went on to receive his Bachelor's degree from the University of West Georgia, in English and Philosophy, and then his MFA in Poetry from the Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa. His first collection of poems, Cracked Altimeter, was published by BlazeVox Press in 2010, and he is presently composing a collection of poems with Hydeout Press, forthcoming in 2015. He is also the host of The Joe Milford Poetry Show, where he has compiled an archive of over 300 interviews and readings with American and Canadian poets. He is also a member of the Southern Collective Experience.

Stephen Moles is the author of three books and various short stories. He is also the founder of the Dark Meaning Research Institute.

Nick Romeo is self-taught. Romeo's main forms of expression include 3D digital renderings, music, poetry, fractal generations, photography, sculpture and audio/video installation. He works from Pittsburgh, Penn.

Marilyn R. Rosenberg is a visual poet working in unique sculptural bookworks and published editions artists' books. Her asemic and visual poems appear in a variety of zines and anthologies. Her publications and work include over 25 small editions of artists' books. MRR's works are featured in over 75 college and museum libraries and private collections worldwide. Her latest group show is at Redland Museum, Australia. MRR's recent collaboration with Tom Cassidy is Alphabetap (Luna Bisconte Prods). Her collection, NOISE, was recently published by Redfoxpress (Ireland). She has studios in Cortlandt Manor, N.Y. and New York City.

Tom Snarsky is a recent graduate of Tufts University in Medford, MA, where he studied mathematics, philosophy, and education. His poems have appeared in the Canon, Tufts University's undergraduate literary journal. He lives in Braintree, MA, where he is preparing to go to graduate school to become a math teacher. He blogs occasionally at

Adam Strauss has a full-length collection, For Days, out with BlazeVox, and poems forthcoming in the anthology Devouring the Green (Jaded Ibis Press). The poems in this issue are from a manuscript titled Fever Dirt.

hâle and gökhan turhan are mixed media artists from Istanbul. They make use of what is closest as well as what is farthest away, ranging from pure visual poetries and asemic writing to atemporal noisecapes. For the time being, they seek cracks through which they may create wormholes so as to set the life as it is from the status quo of human-centered duality. You may reach their visual works at and their sounds at

Mark Young's most recent books are the eclectic world from gradient books of Finland & a small collection of visuals, Arachnid Nebula, from Luna Bisonte Prods. A new collection, HOTUS POTUS, is due out from Meritage Press in early 2015. Born in Hokitika, New Zealand, he now lives in North Queensland.

Changming Yuan, 4-time Pushcart nominee and author of Allen Qing Yuan, holds a Ph.D. in English, teaches independently and edits Poetry Pacific in Vancouver (Poetry submissions welcome at [email protected]). Yuan's poetry appears in 699 literary publications across 26 countries, including Asian Literary Review, Barrow Street, Best Canadian Poetry (2009, 2012), BestNewPoemsOnline, LiNQ, London Magazine and Threepenny Review.


Cricket Online Review Vol. X, No. II December 2014


Editors     Chad Lietz & J.D. Mitchell-Lumsden
Prose Editor     Corey Johnson
Associate Editor     Jeffrey Schrader

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