So, I have no idea how one would “review” a periodical as eclectic as Cricket Online Review, so I’m just going to provide one-line descriptions of the poetry (and some concrete/vizpo). I will identify each piece by title, sans author, so you’ll have to look at the issue to see who wrote it (except in cases where there is more than one piece by a single author, in which case I’ve used the author’s name).
- Taut – implied narrative (scary), lyricized.
- One-Letter – a month-long abecederian romp!
- Somera – scrambled nature poems for the hip-hop gen.
- The Mole – scrambled nature poem for surredadists
- Human/Nature – that’s precisely the point. And theory etc. keeps spoiling the view
- Sanders – wish these were programmable to produce randomly generated animated syntax
- Simplicity – Yes
- $0.What – an able contribution to the poesie du skrilla
- Animate/in/animate – IT’S ALIVE! (and partially upside-down)
- That Desk – plain English, unfinished
- Things Come On – a sad symptom of the degeneration of a once-booming genre
- Gridpattern – Zoom and zoom again – it’s worth it. Docupoem surrounding that which will never disambiguate (by design).
- Huth – NOT Longfellow. Really visual fun.
- Topel – true cut-ups
- Mother-Infant Room – Too close to home, these days
- Tarantino – light! color! action!
- Chirot – indeed.
- Brunet – never mind the bullocks, here’s some collagepo to finish you off.
Best of all, it’s all free
At the New Orleans Poetry Festival, April, 2017 - Eileen Tabios, Tim Dyke, Lo Mei Wa and myself before the Tinfish Press reading.
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