The Vanishing Poet by Michael Aaron Casares – Available in Print & Kindle Editions

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A New Collection of poetry from Michael Aaron Casares


The Vanishing Poet
, poems by Michael Aaron Casares, collects poetry published just prior to the print-on-demand boom, between 2006 and 2010, on the independent circuit via chapbooks, now defunct online literary resources, and either international or limited run publications. Poems gathered in this collection were also previously published in rare, out of print chapbooks: Limbo (Virgogray Press, 2006), Ghost Roads (Virgogray Press, 2008), The Terrorist (Virgogray Press, 2009), and Green Tea America (New Polish Beat Press, 2009). The Vanishing Poet also features previously unpublished poetry that was written during this time period, including poems “Ruins,” “Poem for This Night,” and “This Concerning Neutrality” (a poem not published or printed since its previous publication in 2005’s Sad Height, a collection of poetry written under the assumed name, Jacob Gray).

Those familiar with Michael’s work from this era will get a rush of nostalgia as they re-read timeless poetry now available for an innumerable  audience. The body of poems lay untouched, with exception to grammatical revision, only few poems saw a face lift, poems that still see relevance to this day like “End the Fed” and “Fourth Estate,” poems that address a social-political concern witnessed by the poet and expressed through his art. As with any mercurial art, though the work does see revision, the poet is careful to keep the meaning, the intonation, and the verve the poem originally presented if not augment. This is found to be the case with the classic pensive and socio-analytical piece, “Sad Height,” a poem that has existed in one form or another, first verbally then written, for nearly two decades. The poem that serves well as a ‘sequel’ to “Sad Height,” the heavy and beleaguered  “Dream of Sky,” saw the same, the intention of the poem now at its fullest potential, finite, its best form. The Vanishing Poet finalizes this lost era of writing, one dependent on the resources and kinetic wherewithal of the poet to share and spread the word of one and many, a time before the great cyber and digital rush that has inundated our libraries and mental faculties with a deluge of ideas, memoirs and publications. It was a time of the silent revolution of the small and independent press. It was a part of a last ditch effort to create an organic library of unknown literary masters, and to produce the publications romanticized by the wannabe-beat throwaways of the last millennium; it was a time when one hit the road and instead of daydream, to see people face-to-face and not merely their digital soul.


 


 

Title: The Vanishing Poet
Author: Michael Aaron Casares
Release Date: April 21, 2020
Publisher: Virgogray Press
ISBN:  979-8625342827
Pages: 104 pages
Price: 15.00 USD

Edition: Print (Paperback) & Kindle Editions

 


 


 

 

 

 

Justin Blackburn and Publishing Update

Greetings all from Austin, TX. A brief update on the goings-on regarding Virgogray. We had a bit of a hiccup recently when the AC Jack on our computer broke. Fortunately, everything was backed up, but having put the machine in the shop and waiting for a part took some precious time. We are now scrambling to get his book out to you now that we are back online. We appreciate the graciousness of the author and his many fans for their patience, but one thing for certain is it is quite a collection to look forward. We are proud to have Justin Blackburn back with us (we previously published his collection “Farting Fire”– our best selling title which is up for a re-release probably next year), and I know there will be much to look forward to once this project gets rolling.

Another new publication that will be quick on the heels of Justin Blackburn’s “You Are Not a Normal Human Being,” is “Sinister Splashplay” by David S. Pointer. I can tell you for a fact, we are very excited about this publication which is a long time in the coming from a very talented poet and writer who has bright future in the writing world. I imagine things are just getting underway for Mr. Pointer, who has been a constant contributor to Virgogray Press for a number of years now. This consummation between poet and press is indeed a long in the coming and something to look forward.

More news coming soon. Stay tuned…

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Virgogray Press is currently seeking credited writers to read and review our work. We are open to all types of critique and review. Those interested in reviewing our titles will receive a free .pdf file via e-mail. Should VGP decide to publish your review on our website, we will send you a copy of the title you reviewed. We cannot offer monetary pay, but do hope to gain a perspective from the literary world and our peers. The following is a list of books currently available for review:

NO FEAR by Doctori Sadisco
In the Broken Things by Gillian Prew
Vegas Implosions by Chris D’Errico
By the Banks of the Ajoy Jaideb Vanishes into the Blue by Subhankar Das
Elektra’s Mouth by Suzi Kaplan Olmsted

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