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..:: CONTENTS ::..
   Volume V, Issue II

..:: POETRY ::..

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

..:: 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


Atlanta Poets Group is a shifting yet recurrent heterogeneous grouping of both (split)individual and collaboramerged semi-intentional language workers under the sign of poetry. They exist on paper and in the flesh (public performances) and meet on Wednesday night. APG has been delivering the best in disruptive poetry, at affordable prices, since 1997. These pieces were all recorded at Eyedrum, an Atlanta gallery where they perform regularly.

John M. Bennett has published over 300 books and chapbooks of poetry and other materials. 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.

John Biando lives in Philadelphia and works as a freelance motorcycle stuntman. In the summers he guides eco-tourists through Black Bear Bend in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, where his conscientious bell jingling keeps his groups 100% bear-claw free. He fervently adheres to a no-footprint policy in what little hinterland is left in the United States. His work appears in Textsound, Digital Artifact, Dogzplot, Anemone Sidecar, The Nimble Few, and Prick of the Spindle. He recently published a long illustrated poem called My Boyfriend's Back: A Zombie Love Story.

CL Bledsoe has two collections, _____(Want/Need) and Anthem. A third collection, Riceland, is due for release this year. He has a chapbook, Goodbye To Noise, available online at A minichap, Texas, is forthcoming. His story, "Leaving the Garden" was selected as a Notable Story of 2008 by Story South's Million Writer's Award. He is an editor for Ghoti Magazine.

Jaydn DeWald is a graduate of San Francisco State University and currently lives with his wife in Sacramento, California, where he writes and plays bass for the DeWald/Taylor Jazz Quintet. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Brilliant Corners, Emerson Review, Gargoyle, Memorious, The New Delta Review, and others.

Melissa Eleftherion grew up in Brooklyn. Her poetry has appeared in The Paterson Literary Review, Big Scream, Defenestration, Inch, TRY, and Ur Vox, as well as online in Womb and the press gang. Forthcoming work includes a long piece from Letterbox Magazine. She received her MFA from Mills College, and lives in Oakland, with a gorilla and a phoenix.

Raymond Farr lives in Ocala, Fla. His most recent work appears in Otoliths, Cannot Exist, Letterbox, ditch, and The Argotist On Line. This past year he had several poems included in the Sidebrow Anthology, and guest edited issue 6 of Pinstripe Fedora. For more info and samples of his work, visit

Joseph Goosey parks cars in Jacksonville, Fla. His work can be seen in No Posit, Is Reads, Exquisite Corpse and elsewhere. He thanks you for reading.

Paul Kavanagh lives in Charlotte.

Individual entries on Richard Kostelanetz appear in Contemporary Poets, Contemporary Novelists, Postmodern Fiction, Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, Reader's Guide to Twentieth-Century Writers, Merriam-Webster's Encyclopedia of Literature, Webster's Dictionary of American Authors, HarperCollins Reader's Encyclopedia of American Literature,, and Encyclopedia Britannica, among other distinguished directories. Otherwise, he survives in New York, where he was born, unemployed and thus overworked.

Len Kuntzs short fiction has appeared in over 20 literary journals, including pieces appearing or forthcoming in such places as Monkeybicycle, mud luscious, Word Riot, elimae, Dogzplot, Outsider Writers and others. Hes currently at work on a novel and also sometimes blogs at

Chad Lietz lives and works in Oakland, Calif.

Travis Macdonald bides his time in advertising in the hopes that poetry might one day pay off. Until then, he lives and writes in Santa Fe, N.M. with work appearing in places like Anemone Sidecar, Bombay Gin, Hot Whiskey, Otoliths, Court Green, Wheelhouse, CounterExample, Misunderstandings, InStereo and elsewhere. In his spare time, he co-edits Fact-Simile Editions with JenMarie Davis.

Dolan Morgan has previously published two stories, most recently the piece, Infestation, in the magazine Armchair/Shotgun. Another story, Cells, received an honorary mention for 2008s Italo Calvino Prize. Morgan has published poetry in The Apocalypse Anthology and Other Rooms Press and worked undercover for Brooklyn newspapers. For fun, he makes elaborate PowerPoint presentations about you, among others.

Tony Rickaby has shown his text-based conceptual works, books, installations, constructions and paintings, usually dealing with such issues as ideological and political power and urban survival, throughout Europe and the US, including solo exhibitions at Franklin Furnace and Printed Matter in New York, at Central Space and the Standpoint Gallery in London and Colette in Paris. He has produced net art for such sites as Drunken Boat, Locus Novus, (B)EAST and street cake. He lives in London.

Steve Roggenbuck lives in Michigan. He blogs about veganism at

Fellow Atlanta Poets Group members James Sanders and Zac Denton collaborated on the long work from which this excerpt comes, employing improvisation, audio recording and transcription software (e.g., Dragon Naturally Speaking, Verbose).

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.

Andrew Topel was asked to be brief.

Mark Young is a New Zealander currently living on the Tropic of Capricorn in Australia. He is the editor of the print and online journal Otoliths.

Greg Weiss' work has previously appeared or is forthcoming in Blue Fifth Review, Now Culture, The Columbia Review, The South Carolina Review, The Oklahoma Review, The Margie Review, The Southern Poetry Anthology: Mississippi and others. He is currently pursuing a PhD in Creative Writing at the University of Southern Mississippi.

John Moore Williams is a poet working in visual and verbal strains. He has authored three chapbooks thus far: I discover i is an android (Trainwreck Press, 2008), writ10 (VUGG Books, 2008) and, with Matina L. Stamatakis, Xenomorphia (Wheelhouse, 2009). Poems of both visual and verbal breeds have appeared in such journals as Shampoo, Otoliths, Word for/ Word, BlazeVox, Turntable + Blue Light, The New Post-Literate and ditch, among others.


Cricket Online Review Vol. V, No. II December 2009

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

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