Literarisches Events (in and around Lawrence KS)

  • PATRICIA LOCKWOOD. Lawrence. Thursday, September 11, 7:00 p.m., Spooner Hall, KU Campus.
  • PATRICIA LOCKWOOD. Lawrence. Friday, September 19, 7:00 p.m. Lawrence Public Library. Sponsored by Raven Bookstore.
  • DENNIS ETZEL, JR. & RACHEL CROSS. Lawrence. Thursday, September 25, 7:00 p.m., Raven Bookstore, 6 E. 7th St.
  • TONY TRIGILIO. Lawrence. Thursday, Oct. 2, 4:00 p.m., English Room, Kansas Union, KU Campus. FREE.
  • CALEB PUCKETT & JUSTIN RUNGE. Lawrence. Thursday, October 16, 7:00 p.m., Raven Bookstore, 6 E. 7th St.
  • BEN LERNER. Kansas City, MO. Thursday, October 23, 7:00 p.m., Epperson Auditorium, Vanderslice Hall on the KCAI campus, 4415 Warwick Blvd.
  • KRISTIN LOCKRIDGE & ROBERT DAY. Lawrence. Thursday, December 4, 7:00 p.m., Raven Bookstore, 6 E. 7th St.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009


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