..:: CONTENTS ::..

   Volume XI, Issue I

..:: POETRY ::..

..:: PROSE ::..

..:: ETC ::..
   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
   Volume X, Issue II

Cricket Online Review Contributor Notes

Samantha Bares currently lives in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Her work appears, trembling, in the distance.

John M. Bennett has published over 400 books and chapbooks of poetry and other materials. Recent titles include La chair du Cenote (Fidel Anthelme X, 2013), Sacaron Navajas (Redfoxpress, 2013), areÑal (with Luis Bravo; Yaugurœ, 2103), 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.

Darren C. Demaree is the author of As We Refer to Our Bodies (8th House, 2013), Temporary Champions (Main Street Rag, 2014), The Pony Governor (2015, After the Pause Press) and Not For Art Nor Prayer (8th House, 2015). He is the Managing Editor of the Best of the Net Anthology. He currently lives in Columbus, Ohio with his wife and children.

Raymond Farr is author of Ecstatic/.of facts (Otoliths, 2011), & Writing What For? across the Mourning Sky (Blue & Yellow Dog, 2012) and Eating the Word NOISE! (White Knuckle Chaps, 2015). Another full-length collection of poems, Poetry in the Age of Zero Grav, is due out from Blue & Yellow Dog this year. He is editor of Blue & Yellow Dog.

Glenn R. Frantz is a native of southeastern Pa. His poetry has appeared in publications such as MadHat Annual, Arsenic Lobster, Otoliths and Shadowtrain. His most recent e-books are The Pocket Reference Library (Red Ceilings Press, 2013) and Abstract Syntax (Anopsony Press, 2012). For occasional micropoetry tweets, follow him on Twitter: @GlennRFrantz.

Marco Giovenale lives in Rome, where he works as an editor and translator. He's founder and editor of (2006). An ever-changing draft of his asemic works, photos and English prose pieces is at His books include Sibille asemantiche (La camera verde, 2008), Asemic Sibyls (Red Fox Press, 2013), Syn sybilles (La camera verde, 2013). His work has appeared in such anthologies as Anthology Spidertangle (Xexoxial, 2009), The Last Vispo Anthology (Fantagraphics, 2012), An Anthology of Asemic Handwriting (Uitgeverij, 2013) and A Kick in the Eye (Createspace, 2013). His blog is

Kyle Hemmings lives and works in N.J. He has been published in Your Impossible Voice, Night Train, Toad, Matchbox and elsewhere. His latest e-book is Father Dunne's School for Wayward Boys at He blogs at Dog Punk & Psychedelic Stinky Cat: Kyle Hemmings' Blog.

K -- affirmation & morpheme alike. between the dialectic of the political and the aesthetic, the dialectic of internet anonymity and maximalist engorgement.

Joan Payne Kincaid writes and paints in Sea Cliff, Long Island. Her latest collections include Being Here: New and Selected Poems 1988-2012 (Kindred Spirit Press, 2012) and Now Blank Sky, a collaboration with John M. Bennett. She lives with her partner Rod, a rescue cat named Cordelia and a fox terrier named Fancy.

Atop the iridescent surface of an aquatic swell whose purpled reflection is a shrunk and shivering version of Qal LaFountain.

John Lowther's work appears in the anthologies The Lattice Inside (UNO Press, 2012) and Another South: Experimental Writing in the South (U of Alabama, 2003). Held to the Letter, co-authored with Dana Lisa Young, is forthcoming from Lavender Ink.

John McKernan, who grew up in Omaha, Neb., is now retired after teaching 41 years at Marshall University. He lives in W. Va., where he edits ABZ Press. His most recent book of selected poems is Resurrection of the Dust. He has published poems in The Atlantic Monthly, The Paris Review, The New Yorker, Virginia Quarterly Review, The Journal, Antioch Review, Guernica, Field and many other magazines.

Christopher Mulrooney is the author of toy balloons (Another New Calligraphy), alarm (Shirt Pocket Press), Rimbaud (Finishing Line Press), supergrooviness (Lost Angelene) and Buson orders leggings (Dink Press).

M. Leland Oroquieta has written op-ed pieces for his alma mater. Each month, Chinatown trims his hair under careful, Guangzhou hands. The day-job and the long commute to work are daily preludes before desk-time, plodding to plot a novel. He loves clichés as long as they're drop-dead gorgeous, know their exit cues, and don't moon the suns of our stars. His work has also appeared or is forthcoming in Local Nomad: An Online Journal of Writing & Art, Ink Sweat & Tears (UK) and Origins Journal.

Lauren Russell's first full-length collection, What's Hanging on the Hush, will be out from Ahsahta in 2017. Her chapbooks include Dream-Clung, Gone (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2012), and her poems have appeared in publications including Better, Eleven Eleven, and jubilat, among others, and are forthcoming in boundary 2. Her reviews may be found in Jacket2, The Volta, and elsewhere. For more info, see

Lynn Strongin has published twelve books, including the anthology The Sorrow Psalms (University of Iowa Press), the memoir Indigo (Thorp Springs Press) and Albino Peacock (Plain View Press). She has been nominated five times for a Pushcart Prize. She has made British Columbia, Canada, her home for the past quarter century. She has been publisher-nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in Letters for Spectral Freedom: Selected Poetry, Prose & Criticism. She recently received a nomination for the Griffin Award for Excellence in Poetry for Twin Tan Dogs, Obedience & Discipline (Ravenna Press, 2011).

David Welper received his MA from Wayne State University in Detroit. His latest book is Lookbaby (BigMileBooks). His work appears in various zines. He's a psychiatric nurse living in the Bay Area, where he's involved in the local lit community. His website is

John Sibley Williams is the author of eight collections, most recently Controlled Hallucinations (FutureCycle Press, 2013). Four-time Pushcart nominee, he is the winner of the HEART Poetry Award and has been a finalist for the Rumi, Best of the Net, and The Pinch Poetry Prizes. John serves as editor of The Inflectionist Review and Board Member of the Friends of William Stafford. A few previous publishing credits include American Literary Review, Third Coast, Nimrod International Journal, Rio Grande Review, Inkwell, Cider Press Review, Bryant Literary Review, Cream City Review, RHINO and various anthologies. He lives in Portland, Oreg.


In memoriam: Christopher Mulrooney (June 9, 1956 – July 23, 2015)


Cricket Online Review Vol. XI, No. I August 2015


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

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