..:: CONTENTS ::..

   Volume VIII, Issue II

..:: 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

Cricket Online Review Contributor Notes

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. Bennett's chapbook IJOOJI is available from Erg. Liber X (Luna Bisonte Prods, 2012) can be purchased from Lulu. Other recent titles include The Gnat's Window (Luna Bisonte Prods, 2012), BLOCK (Luna Bisonte Prods, 2012), Cuitlacochtli (Xexoxial Editions, 2012), Sumo Mi Tosis (White Sky Books, 2011), Drilling for Suit Mystery (with Matthew Stolte; Luna Bisonte Prods, 2012), El Humo Letrado (White Sky Books, 2011) and CaraaraC & El Título Invisible (Luna Bisonte Prods, 2012).

Genevieve Betts' poems and flash fiction pieces appear or are forthcoming in Rougarou, Clockhouse Review, Poetry Quarterly, OVS Magazine, NANO Fiction, Quarter After Eight, 42opus, Chain, Matter and elsewhere. Her manuscript, The Deafening, was a finalist for the ABZ First Book Award. She received her MFA from Arizona State University and currently teaches creative writing for Arcadia University's MFA program in Philadelphia.

Billy Cancel's work has recently appeared in Shampoo, Glitterpony and Country Music. He co-runs Hidden House Press. His collection, The Autobiography Of Shrewd Phil, was published by Blue & Yellow Dog Press last year. Sound poems, visual shorts and other aberrations can be found at

Travis Cebula lives and creates in Maryland, where he teaches creative writing and publishes chapbooks under the imprint Shadow Mountain Press. His poems, essays, stories and photographs have appeared internationally in various print and online journals. He is the author of five chapbooks and two full-length collections of poetry, Under the Sky They Lit Cities and Ithaca, which is forthcoming from BlazeVOX Books. In 2011, he was awarded the Pavel Srut Fellowship for poetry by Western Michigan University.

Raymond Farr is author of Ecstatic/.of facts (Otoliths, 2011), There Is Something Missing in the Whole Transaction between Us (Blue & Yellow Dog Press, 2012), as well as two echaps: chainge (Chalk Editions, 2011) and Two Texts (Chalk Editions, 2010). He is editor of Blue & Yellow Dog.

Glenn R. Frantz lives in southeastern Pennsylvania. His poetry has appeared in such publications as Stride, Blue & Yellow Dog, Blackbox Manifold and 3by3by3. His e-chapbook We Are You is available from Beard Of Bees.

Anne Gorrick is a poet and visual artist living in West Park, N.Y. She is the author of I-Formation (Book 2) (Shearsman Books, Bristol, UK, 2012), I-Formation (Book 1) (Shearsman, 2010) and Kyotologic (Shearsman, 2008). She collaborated with artist Cynthia Winika to produce a limited edition artists' book, "Swans, the ice," she said, funded by the Women's Studio Workshop in Rosendale, N.Y. and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Images of her visual art can be found here: She also curates the reading series Cadmium Text, which focuses on innovative writing from in and around New York's Hudson Valley and co-curates the electronic poetry journal Peep/Show with poet Lynn Behrendt.

Matthew Johnstone has a book of poems out by Blue & Yellow Dog Press, and poems in GlitterPony, elimae, Horse Less Review and interrupture. He writes about poetry coming out of Nashville, Tenn. at

Rupan Malakin is a short writer of tall stories. He has been recently published in Eclectica, decomP, and Metazen, and can be found roaming the Internet at or @rupanmalakin.

Wayne Mason is a writer, sound artist and factory worker from Central Florida. His words have appeared across the small press in magazines both print and online. He is the author of an eclectic body of work including numerous amounts of poetry, short stories, five chapbooks. He is the former poetry editor for Side Of Grits and The Tampa Bay Muse. He also founded and led the now defunct poetry collective Wordcore. Wayne Mason has also been active in experimental music for nearly twenty years. He records ambient, experimental and noise sounds, formerly under the name of Zilbread, and is also a founding member of the experimental/noise/drum&bass; project Stickfigure and the noise/tribal/poetry group Flies And Buddhas.

William Moor was born in Arizona; now he lives in Alameda, Calif. His book, Birds of Arizona, was just released by Deep Kiss Press.

Deniz Olcay is a student at the Maryland Institute College of Art pursuing a degree in Interdisciplinary Sculpture and Creative Writing. Olcay's work toys with experimental fiction that touches on media (television, plays, films, novels) and its effects on the perception of reality, idealism and personal identity.

Justin Runge lives in Lawrence, Kan., where he serves as poetry editor of Parcel and helms Blue Hour Press. He is the author of Plainsight, available from New Michigan Press. His poetry has appeared in Linebreak, DIAGRAM, Harpur Palate and elsewhere. More information can be found at

Spencer Selby is the author of eight poetry books, five compilations of visual work and a study of film noir. His work in this issue is from Blame Fault Mountain, forthcoming from BlazeVOX. He has a new website at

Sarah Suzor's full-length collection of poetry, The Principle Agent, won the 2010 Hudson Prize and was recently published by Black Lawrence Press. The excerpt featured in this issue is from a forthcoming collaboration, After the Fox, which is co-authored with Travis Cebula and will be available from Black Lawrence Press in 2014. Suzor's poetry has been published widely, as well as anthologized, translated and nominated for the Pushcart Prize. She lives in Venice, Calif., where she is a founding editor for Highway 101 Press, and a guest lecturer for the Left Bank Writers Retreat in Paris.

Orchid Tierney is a M.A. postgraduate student at the University of Otago. She is the author of Brachiation (The Gumtree Press). Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including Brief, Enamel, And/Or and Otoliths. She edits REM Magazine.

Mark Young has been publishing poetry for nearly fifty-five years. His work has been widely anthologized, and his essays and poetry translated into a number of languages. He is the author of more than twenty books, primarily poetry but also including speculative fiction and art history. He is the editor of Otoliths. He lives on the Tropic of Capricorn in Australia.


Cricket Online Review Vol. VIII, No. II December 2012


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

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