Bile upon skull-dead orchids
Ocean of subtle black harmonic
Clasp-knife of desire/ of death/ scars
Oracle shed in a foreign field left to bleed
--Michael Mc Aloran was Belfast born, (1976) His work has appeared in various print and online zines, including Carcinogenic Poetry, The Recusant, Sex & Murder Magazine, In Between Altered States, Horror, Sleaze & Trash, Negative Suck, Graffiti Kolkata, Danse Macabre, The Plebian Rag, Full of Crow, Fashion For Collapse, Fragile Arts Quarterly, Clockwise Cat, Sein Und Werden, Milk Sugar, The Medulla Review, Counterexample Poetics, Heavy Bear, Indigo Rising, Widowmoon, etc. In the past year he has authored a number of chapbooks, including 'The Gathered Bones', (Calliope Nerve Media), 'Final Fragments', (Calliope Nerve Media), & 'The Death-Streaked Air' (Virgogray Press), 'Debris', (Erbacce-Press) & ‘The Rapacious Night‘, (Calliope Nerve Media), 'Unto Naught', (Erbacce-Press). A longer collection of poems, 'Attributes', is forthcoming from 'Desperanto' in 2011.