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Product Details

  • Paperback: 140 pages
  • Publisher: Dymaxicon (April 14, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1937965058
  • ISBN-13: 978-1937965051
  • Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.3 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,197,462 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I thoroughly enjoyed the first installment and look forward to more.
Lyssa R Adkins
Its debut spring issue contains a marvelous and diverse collection of poetry, prose and short stories.
Luke
This is so beautiful...I can feel the hearts and souls of the writers.
erin hutchins

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By erin hutchins on May 10, 2012
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This is so beautiful...I can feel the hearts and souls of the writers. I especially love reading Siraj's poem's, so much beautiful energy and sweetness, heals my soul... absolutely delightful.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Sameer Bendre on May 6, 2012
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113 Crickets is an amazing collection of short stories, poems and excerpts from novels. The first of its kind publishing venture that can be a platform for new and returning talent at the same time.

Siraj Sirajuddin's poems are a personal favorite.
Seth Pollins' short story is captivating, gave me goosebumps.

I wish the publication great success.
Looking forward to the next issue.

Kudos to editor Tobias Mayer for putting this together, especially for bringing forward talent from tech world!

My wife Meghana and I loved it.
Bendres
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Luke on May 30, 2012
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113 Crickets is a new and exciting literary project from editor, Tobias Mayer based in Silicon Valley. Its debut spring issue contains a marvelous and diverse collection of poetry, prose and short stories. Yes, it's a good time for new literary periodicals, even the cover looks promising, and its contents do not disappoint. I was immediately drawn to its focus on emerging talent and writing that is fresh, and provocative. I particularly enjoyed Seth Pollins brave and imaginative short story "Ghostcatcher," and his hilarious piece, "This Tastes Weird," about his initiation into the mysteries of cooking. Siraj Sirajuddin's poetry was also another highlight for me. It's a remarkable thing to discover a poet who can weave words so beautifully that they lead you back to silence, and back to yourself.

Congratulations on the release of this stunning journal into the world. With a debut as bright and fierce as this issue, I expect great things to come.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Olaf Lewitz on May 10, 2012
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113 Crickets is, as the introduction to this Spring 2012 issue says, "a new literary periodical ... published quarterly ..." and, as I perceive it, will astonish and delight us in the future. When I first heard about this new endeavour of Tobias Mayer, I was surprised that someone who is well known in the software development community for his inspiration for creating amazing workplaces starts to publish literature--an interest of his I hadn't recognised before.
I'm not sure to which reading discoveries this series will lead us in the future, yet the quality and diversity of the first issue is promising. Cold case investigation in "A Detailed Man" by David Swinson, poems by Gill O'Halloran, tasty short stories by Seth Pollins, one containing a recipe for Strawberry Avocado Salsa... You catch my drift. And there's more...
My personal favourites are the Soulmate poems by Siraj Sirajuddin (another valued influencer of better workplaces).
"Pioneer Soulmate" starts:

I venture
into the unknown
and befriend
the newness
of my tomorrow.

Inspiring. Entertaining. Promising. High five.
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More About the Author

David Swinson began his career at the height of the punk rock movement in the early 1980s. After attending California State University as a film major, he booked and promoted punk rock and alternative music at Fender's Ballroom, Melody Dance Center and Bogart's Nightclub in Long Beach, California.

Swinson also started a Wednesday night evening of conversation and spoken word at Bogart's with luminaries such as Hunter S. Thompson, Dr. Timothy Leary, John Waters and Jim Carroll. After several years of booking, promoting, as well as developing lasting relationships with such people as Timothy Leary and Hunter S. Thompson, it was a natural segue to develop and co-produce Sound Bites from the Counter Culture for Atlantic Records in 1990. This spoken-word compilation featured writers, orators and politicians, including Thompson, Leary, Carroll, Abbie Hoffman, and Eugene McCarthy. Billboard called the album "essential listening."

In 1990, while having drinks with Timothy Leary and friend Billy Henderson, an idea for an offbeat buddy film entitled "Roadside Prophets" was conceived. The film eventually found a home with FineLine Features and was distributed theatrically by New Line Cinema. The film starred John Doe (of the band X) and Adam Horovitz (of the Beastie Boys) and featured Timothy Leary, John Cusack, David Carradine and Arlo Guthrie. Over the past few years, "Roadside Prophets" has become a cult classic among young viewers.

In 1994, Swinson pursued another passion - law enforcement. He returned to his home base of Washington DC, where he joined the Metropolitan Police Department. Swinson began his career as a police officer in uniform. He was then assigned to the Gun Recovery Unit as a tactical officer. Shortly after that, Swinson was assigned as a plainclothes/undercover officer, targeting narcotics and crimes in progress. In 1998, Swinson was assigned to the Third District Detectives Office as an investigator, where he covered offenses ranging from burglary and armed robbery to homicide. In 2000, he was promoted to detective and was eventually assigned to the department's Special Investigations Bureau/Major Crimes, and was the lead investigator in the District of Columbia for investigating serial burglaries, high profile cases and organized criminal operations related to narco-fencing.

Swinson is a highly decorated member of the Metropolitan Police Department, having received numerous awards including the department's prestigious Detective of the Year Award for 2003; Meritorious Service Medals for significant, outstanding and sustained achievements; Achievement Medals of Honor for a significant case investigation and several Department of Justice, United States Attorney's Annual Law Enforcement Awards for significant case investigations.He has also received to major awards from Target Corporation for outstanding community service.

Swinson's forthcoming book, THE SECOND GIRL, is due to be released in Summer 2016 by Mulholland Books/Little, Brown and Company.

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