Alaric Al Necro Cabiling is author of Insanity By Increments, stories. He is also known for his published articles at CvltNation.com and EchoesAndDust.com promoting the international extreme music scene.
There's few books of poetry that stir me. Sometimes, you find a few poems you like from a collection, sometimes you find many, but Justin Hyde's Down Where the Hummingbird Goes To Die is splendid top-to-bottom. Laced with very dark humor, the poetry in it masks nothing. Contemporary images both satirical for stereotypes and openly fringe-worthy make a rousing impression on the reader. You won't forget poems in it like "I Stole My Wife's Smile." Dark poetry sees many inept practitioners, but every so often, someone gets it right. This is true for Hyde's out-of-print title, which someone in the publishing industry must do justice to, and re-press.