I'm very pleased to have a small bird poem, imaginatively titled 'Small Bird Poem', in issue 6 of Zoomorphic Magazine. They've held onto it for quite a while and can be found in my collection, A Wound's Sound (Oneiros Books, 2014). Many thanks to editors, Susan Richardson and James Roberts.
The rain is solid somehow wounding the open throat of the tide and the whole edge of the sky is lost and the whole world is missing. Still, I hear the summer and the streets and the slaughterhouses and all the dead with their yellow hearts, and all their wire graves wept on. From 'A [...]
I have never read my poetry in public and don't intend to. Many moons ago I had a spoken word page on MySpace but it's a long time since I recorded a poem. Prompted by Josephine Corcoran's latest blog about NaBloPoMo I thought I might test out Soundcloud. I imagine practice is the key but below [...]
“restlessly, driven by leaves.” after a line by Rilke Leaf-sound/sea-sound/bird-sound/ shoved places of air – pockets of autumn/natural languages. * The scuffed water/the swinging fruits/the ruffled gulls - wind with its throat open. * The soaring cold barks at windows like a kept-out dog whines [...]
Leaving April Woman, willow-stooped and worm-wed, her voice spilt shadow, leaving April in soured knots and velvet. Sad-burst, her bluebell breasts they fade forgetting her silence and her song. Too pink, her buds for blooming too late to die. Farewell, her dumb sun on a child wind, the rising of dusty muscle her dry water [...]
March Morning Out of winter, grief-dusted and new sun, March morning tears hyacinths from the sky. I rise, bright-boned and rotted bud, sick of myself, of love, of blood. I rub red writing onto my skin. I am not dead just numb and a fist, a balcony’s edge where the bride waves thin, all [...]
Very many thanks to Keith Hamilton for his generous review of 'A Wound's Sound' which you can read here.
Abattoir Whispers by Michael Mc Aloran is now available as an edition by Oneiros Books. It contains an introduction by me which you can read below. Introduction Yes, we are the human slaughterhouse, our voices barely audible if anyone were ever to listen. And what of it? “…I die, and in this death I [...]
I am deeply grateful to Christine Murray for her insightful review of 'A Wound's Sound' which you can read here at Poethead.
David McLean's excellent review of 'A Wound's Sound' can now be read at Clockwise Cat. The book is available from Oneiros Books by clicking the cover below.
My thanks to Chris Murray for posting an excerpt from 'A Wound's Sound' at Poethead. The book is available from Oneiros Books by clicking the link below.
Thanks to Michael Mc Aloran for previewing A Wound's Sound at Bone Orchard Poetry. You can read the preview here and buy the book here. A review by David McLean can also be read at this link.
I'm very pleased to announce that A Wound's Sound is now available from Oneiros Books. “The ambient howl-sound pervades everything. The gutted beasts are everywhere – billions raised and slaughtered for food globally each year. ‘A Wound’s Sound’ is an attempt to distill and voice their pain and their silence.” Pigs after Les Murray Us [...]
A Wound's Sound forthcoming from Oneiros Books. Thank you to Dave Mitchell and Michael Mc Aloran for their work on the book and Matt Sesow for permission to use his painting 'Meat' as the cover art.
I have received an excellent review from David McLean for my book, A Wound's Sound, forthcoming from Oneiros Books. You can read it at his blog, Autoerotic Elegies.
I have been asked by Abegail Morley, the woman behind the excellent blog The Poetry Shed, to participate in a My Writing Process blog tour. You can read what Abegail has to say about her writing process here. 1) What am I working on? I have just finished a full-length collection called A Wound's Sound to be published by Oneiros [...]
I am delighted to announce that my collection, A Wound's Sound, is to be published by Oneiros Books. Many thanks to Michael Mc Aloran for accepting the manuscript.