Ash and the black bone kisses
Theatre of wind of hollowed sockets
Night’s pit/ a cunt exposed/ burnt flesh
Carousel/ violent dreaming/ sun of dead breath
Receive the absence with open arms
The sky ever covering/ purpose skinned
--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.