Virgogray Media Bringing Two New Print Publications to the VGP Library

Virgogray Press is proud to introduce Virgogray Media, a new arm to the body of the press that shall function as a culture/lit base, as well as a non-lit/nonfiction forum to be shared via print, video, audio and other multimedia facets. While Virgogray Media has floated around in the mist, its time on the back-burner is slowly coming to an end.

Currently Virgogray Media is publishing two different print mags that will be distributed freely in the Austin, TX area. Opportunities to publish your work as well as promote your book or business are available. Virgogray Media publishes traditional, 6×9, saddle-stitch, limited print publications. If you live out of the Austin area and wish to receive a copy of any of these publications, there may be associated publishing and shipping fees. Some of the content of these publications will be available for free on the internet.

More information can be found at

The Austin Poetry Beat

Virgogray Media is seeking poetry for a brand new print publication to appear for free in the Austin, TX area. The publication will be published on a rolling basis, and seeks new and unpublished work. New and established writers are welcome. Poets of all nationalities and opinion are welcome. Poetry of all styles are welcome. No previously published work.

Send 1-3 poems. A  brief bio. Send a physical mailing address if you wish to receive a copy of the issue your work appears in. There is no monetary compensation.

Put “APB Poetry Sub/ (last name)” in the email subject box.

This publication is brought to you by Virgogray Press and The Austin Poets Association. If you are interested, or have any questions, contact Michael Casares at

The South Austin Cannon

The South Austin Cannon is a new print publication that is non-literary, a news driven, saddle-stitched, chap style magazine featuring articles from reputable, and cutting edge journals such as Infowars, Natural News, and the Drudge Report. The South Austin Cannon publishes 2-4 times per month and is free of charge. The publication is available at local Austin area businesses south of Ben White and all along the William Cannon corridor.

If you are interested in writing news articles for the South Austin Cannon, advertising in the publication, or receiving a drop off service for your business, please contact Michael Casares @

Current Issues:

The South Austin Cannon Vol. 1 No. 1 July 2012

The South Austin Cannon Vol. 1 No. 2 July 2012

The South Austin Cannon Vol. 1 No. 3 Sept. 2012

 The South Austin Cannon Vol. 1 No. 4 Sept. 2012

Virgogray Press Presents: The Austin Salon Poetic

Virgogray Press and the Austin Poets Association present a new poetry open mic event called Austin Salon Poetic to be held on the 1st and 3rd Monday of the month beginning August 20, 2012 at Headhunters Club and Lounge located in downtown Austin, TX at 720 Red River Street, 78701. We are glad to be involved in presenting a poetry open mic for the Austin community to enjoy or participate. Headhunters Club is pretty much a classic venue, standing in the Red River District for years on the corner of 8th and Red River. One may associate “headbanging” with “Headhunters,” and Headhunters is a rockin’ live music venue that does serve up metal, rock and alternative local, regional and touring acts,but Headhunters theme is more akin to a Tiki type bar and lounge, with an amiable staff and good drinks.

The Austin Salon Poetic, while primarily a poetry open mic will feature local, regional and traveling poets who wish to share their words with an Austin audience. All are encouraged to come and participate or just spectate, check out your favorite local spoken word artist and poet or just have some drinks and socialize.  The Salon will be held on the intimate “Cannibal Stage” (no zombies, please). Doors open at 7 PM, at which time you may also sign-up for the open mic which shall begin promptly at 7:30 PM, unless we have a feature poet presenting their work.  The open mic will be sign up and round robin till the end of the event. Free speech is encouraged, as well as all styles of poetry.

Upcoming Salons:

August 20, 2012 – Feature Poet: Thom Woodruff aka Headhunter Thom + Open Mic
September 3, 2012 – Feature Poet: Mike D. Knight + Open Mic
September 17, 2012 – Feature Poet: Bill Shute (San Antonio) + Open Mic
Ocotber 1, 2012 – Open Mic
October 15, 2012 – Open Mic

It is our hope to bring  new and familiar voices in poetry to downtown Austin, as well as highlight the rich literary culture of the city by sharing the art of poetry freely and to the general public. If you are a poet interested in setting up a featured reading, please do not hesitate to contact. Further information regarding The Austin Salon Poetic and The Austin Poets Association can be found at the following address

An Evening of Poetry with Bill Shute & Michael Aaron Casares

3rd Annual January Poetry Reading

Ruta Maya open mic hosts featured poets, Bill Shute and Michael Aaron Casares for a night of verse and open mic. Bill Shute, a poet and publisher from San Antonio, returns for his third annual Austin reading w/ Michael, this time featuring his collection “Junk Sculpture From The New Gilded Age”. Austin poet Michael Aaron Casares (formerly of San Antonio) shares poetry from his new book “This Reality of Man” and more! Open Mic precedes and follows! Free and open to the public!