..:: CONTENTS ::..

   Volume IX, 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

   Volume VIII, Issue II

   Volume IX, Issue I

Cricket Online Review Contributor Notes

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) and CaraaraC & El T'tulo Invisible (Luna Bisonte Prods, 2012). 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.

Travis Cebula resides with his wife and trusty dog in Colo., where he founded Shadow Mountain Press in 2009. His poems, photographs, essays and stories have appeared internationally in various print and online journals. He has authored six chapbooks of poetry, including Blossoms from Nothing, available in 2014 from E•Ratio Editions, as well as three full-length collections. The most recent of these, One Year in a Paper Cinema, has just been released from BlazeVOX Books.

Joseph Cooper is currently writing in Winston-Salem, N.C. and is the author of the full-length books Touch Me (BlazeVox, 2009) and Autobiography of a Stutterer (BlazeVox, 2007). His work has appeared in numerous journals including, most recently, Bombay Gin, Dear Sir, Diode, Ditch, Fact-Simile, Jellyfish, Other Rooms Press, Otoliths, Peacock Online Review, Phantom Limb Press, and The Internet is Dead.

Colin Dodds grew up in Mass. and completed his education in New York City. He's the author of several novels, including The Last Bad Job, which the late Norman Mailer touted as showing "something that very few writers have; a species of inner talent that owes very little to other people." Dodds' screenplay, Refreshment – A Tragedy, was named a semi-finalist in 2010 American Zoetrope Contest. His poetry has appeared in more than ninety publications, and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. He lives in Brooklyn, N. Y., with his wife Samantha.

Thomas Fink is the author of 8 books of poetry, including Joyride (Marsh Hawk Press, 2013) and a book of collaborative poetry with Maya Diablo Mason, Autopsy Turvy (Meritage Press, 2010). Beard of Bees will publish a chapbook, Former Sestinas, written in collaboration with Tom Beckett. Fink's work appears in The Best American Poetry 2007 (Scribner's). A Different Sense of Power (Fairleigh Dickinson UP, 2001) is his most recent book of criticism, and he is co-editor of Reading the Difficulties: Dialogues with Contemporary Innovative American Poetry, forthcoming from University of Alabama Press. His paintings hang in various collections.

Lewis Gesner is a writer and artist living in Taiwan. He has exhibited internationally, is a member of Mobius artist group out of Boston, Mass. and has had several print and electronic books published by Whitesky books.

Tom Hibbard has recently published several articles on visual writing: one in Big Bridge, Issue 17 and also in Galatea Resurrects, Issue 19. He 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. His book of poetry The Sacred River of Consciousness is available online at Moon Willow Press 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.

Camille Martin is the author of four collections of poetry, most recently Looms (2013) and Sonnets (2010), both from Shearsman Books. Two manuscripts are in the wings: R Is the Artichoke of Rose and Blueshift Road. She lives in Toronto.

John McKernan grew up in Omaha, Neb. and is now retired after teaching 41 years at Marshall University. He lives in West Virginia, where he edits ABZ Press. His most recent book is a collection of selected poems, Resurrection of the Dust (The Backwaters Press, 2007). 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.

J. D. Nelson (b. 1971) experiments with words and sound in his subterranean laboratory. More than 1,000 of his bizarre poems and experimental texts have appeared in many small press and underground publications. He is the author of several collections of poetry, including Cinderella City (The Red Ceilings Press, 2012), Piso Mojado (Argotist Ebooks, 2012) and When the Sea Dies (NAP, 2011). Visit for more information and links to his published work. His audio experiments (recorded under the name Owl Brain Atlas) are online at Nelson lives in Colo.

Ann Pelletier's manuscript, Strange Invention, was the Word Works 2012 Washington Prize honorable mention and a semi-finalist for The Brittingham and Pollak, Blue Lynx, Bauhan May Sarton and 42 Miles Press prizes. Her chapbook, Scape, was a Black River semi-finalist. She has been awarded the Arts and Letters Prize for Poetry and the Academy of American Poets University and College Poetry Prize. Her poems have been published or are forthcoming in The Antioch Review, Arts & Letters, Cider Press Review, Nashville Review, New American Writing, Volt and other journals. She lives in northern Nevada and Santa Cruz, Calif.

Matt Rowan is the author of the short story collection Why God Why (Love Symbol Press, 2013) and co-edits Untoward Magazine. His work has, or soon will, appear in NOÖ Journal, The Bicycle Review, Gigantic, Atticus Review and Pear Noir!, among others. More at He lives in Chicago with his wonderful girlfriend and two small and wonderful dogs.

Jake Sheff is a captain in the USAF currently training as a pediatrics resident physician. He's married with a baby daughter and several rescued pets. His poems have been published widely online and in print, including at Danse Macabre and Futures Trading. His first chapbook, Looting Versailles, was recently released by Alabaster Leaves Publishing, and can be purchased on the publisher's website or

William Southern was born in the Windy City, on the first day of summer, in the exact numerical middle of the 20th century. He has attended institutions of higher learning, and in some cases has completed what they recommended. His first real car was a Ford, his first real girlfriend was named Barbara, and the first time he got really drunk he threw up in a friend's parent's bathtub, an event which was brought up for a surprisingly long time afterwards, and an experience from which he seemingly learned nothing. He has never jumped out of an airplane, scaled anything higher than his garage roof, or wind-surfed. His favorite wife is currently going on 9 years free of cancer, which is immensely more significant to him than you liking his stories, although that is important to him too.He has had stories published in Other Voices, Apt, Carve, and the Danforth Review.

Mark Young's most recent books are the downloadable Asemic Colon, from The Red Ceilings Press, & a 600-page selection of work written during the past four years, The Codicils, from Otoliths.

Changming Yuan, 7-time Pushcart nominee and author of Chansons of a Chinaman (2009) and Landscaping (2013), grew up in rural China, holds a PhD in English, and currently tutors in Vancouver, where he co-publishes Poetry Pacific with Allen Qing Yuan and operates PP Press. Recently interviewed by [PANK], Yuan's poetry has appeared in Asia Literary Review, Best Canadian Poetry (2009, 2012), BestNewPoemsOnline, Yuan Yang and more than 700 others across 28 countries.


Cricket Online Review Vol. IX, No. II December 2013


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

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