Editors' Notes

Maria Damon and Michelle Greenblatt
Jim Leftwich and Michelle Greenblatt
Sheila E. Murphy and Michelle Greenblatt

A Visual Conversation on Michelle Greenblatt's ASHES AND SEEDS with Stephen Harrison, Monika Mori | MOO, Jonathan Penton and Michelle Greenblatt

Letters for Michelle: with work by Jukka-Pekka Kervinen, Jeffrey Side, Larry Goodell, mark hartenbach, Charles J. Butler, Alexandria Bryan and Brian Kovich

Visual Poetry by Reed Altemus
Poetry by Glen Armstrong
Poetry by Lana Bella
A Eulogic Poem by John M. Bennett
Elegic Poetry by John M. Bennett
Poetry by Wendy Taylor Carlisle
A Eulogy by Vincent A. Cellucci
Poetry by Vincent A. Cellucci
Poetry by Joel Chace
A Spoken Word Poem and Visual Art by K.R. Copeland
A Eulogy by Alan Fyfe
Poetry by Win Harms
Poetry by Carolyn Hembree
Poetry by Cindy Hochman
A Eulogy by Steffen Horstmann
A Eulogic Poem by Dylan Krieger
An Elegic Poem by Dylan Krieger
Visual Art by Donna Kuhn
Poetry by Louise Landes Levi
Poetry by Jim Lineberger
Poetry by Dennis Mahagin
Poetry by Peter Marra
A Eulogy by Frankie Metro
A Song by Alexis Moon and Jonathan Penton
Poetry by Jay Passer
A Eulogy by Jonathan Penton
Visual Poetry by Anne Elezabeth Pluto and Bryson Dean-Gauthier
Visual Art by Marthe Reed
A Eulogy by Gabriel Ricard
Poetry by Alison Ross
A Short Movie by Bernd Sauermann
Poetry by Christopher Shipman
A Spoken Word Poem by Larissa Shmailo
A Eulogic Poem by Jay Sizemore
Elegic Poetry by Jay Sizemore
Poetry by Felino A. Soriano
Visual Art by Jamie Stoneman
Poetry by Ray Succre
Poetry by Yuriy Tarnawsky
A Song by Marc Vincenz

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Three Poems by Michael Mc Aloran


viper earth/ theatre of...
         vault of

unspoken death of a cataract skyline
I alone/
               spun lock until

in the traces of bled dry

the ever-less of

the collapsed bones of purpose
salve of the un-being

I of the whispering/
                         said less

the better said the more of which from less till follow
on from

the candle extinguished
a garrotted throat

and bled neck of foreign
posing no...

all distances/
               the mimicry of...


blind scars/
   the laughter's abyss

settled to shiv of breath
         mocking the

stitch of reprieve

spun dead
but one/ lock-alack/...

(silent as...
     wavering of...)

when wavering walls blind mine I

as if/ because/ said/ murmured

bleak ash
the blood beneath the fingernails of silence

mocking the itch

of the redeem


(in)skin of none/
                embers    final

and the balk of
despair's cleft/ obscene

the dregs the taste of swollen eyes

the fields close around the throat of fist
   left to scarring

of the breath irredeemable

trading bone dice
for shadow's bound and winds to know

I spy/ kaleidoscope
the infinite

I am of the none/ stun abounding

Michael Mc AloranMichael Mc Aloran was Belfast born (1976). His most recent work has appeared in ditch, Gobbet Magazine, Ygdrasil, Establishment, Carcinogenic, Stride Magazine, A New Ulster, Primal Urge, Slit Your Wrists, The Galway Review, etc. A full length collection of poems, Attributes, was published by Desperanto in 2011. Lapwing Publications (Ireland) recently released another collection of his poems, The Non Herein. The Knives, Forks & Spoons Press (U.K) will release Emblems and also an ekphrastic book of text/ art, Machinations, very soon. Further works are forthcoming from Quarter After Press. He also edits Bone Orchard Poetry, a webzine of the surreal, the dark, the absurd, the bleak, and the experimental...

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