Dreaming Quick by Brendan Kirk

Dreaming Quick by Brendan Kirk

Dreaming Quick is an exhalation of keenly observant, profoundly written script. With a slight attachment to sketch, Brendan Kirk offers readers a glance of insightful youth as experienced moments, fleeting scenes, day trips and thoughtful excursions. The poetry of Dreaming Quick tenaciously calls for truth, though says it through the subtlety of nature or acquisitive interactions. While there is no denying a need for truth, the wonder of curiosity plays on the curves of Kirk’s words as well as the sense of knowledge behind man’s blind perception. Dreaming Quick is a brief wisp of the profound and luminous.

The book opens with “Observations Written Today,” a poem that sets the tone for an inquisitive , thought-provoking jaunt into the recesses of young, traveling writer: “men with faces of stiletto / shaded voices / long pony-tail / who at poetry workshops / tell old ladies how to make poems better / i do not understand that t.s. elliot poem / sorry mother I may have to disappear for a while / my mind is wet / and to write it hurts.”  Like a curious child, Dreaming Quick also offers glimpses into memory and reverence, angst and seeming enlightenment of losing a parent, as well as revelations pure at the beginning of one’s journey. Cover art by Joshua Ellis. 29 pages.

Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year

I would like to thank everyone who participated and worked with VGP this past year. Thanks to all those who sent in their work and who continued to have faith in what this press is doing and what we stand for. Virgogray Press began as a mission to give voice not only to the voiceless artist, but those without “scholastic honor” or “marketable favor” and as a result incredible things have happened and we’ve experienced poetry rich with the soul.

This year has seen many steps forward in this manner from the release of solo artist’ work via the chapbook to  the work of several voices as one in our chapbook anthologies; Virgogray Press is proud to share these independent voices with the world of underground literature and independent publishing, and thankful for the opportunity.

Next year we look forward to working with many more poets and artists and publishing many new works from authors establishing themselves among the net fields and beyond. Virgogray Press is also looking forward to expansion beyond the net-world into the physical with publications being available for purchase in locations around Austin, TX and, with luck, globally, too. We look forward to an active role in the writing community.

2010 will also see updates from Over Your Radar Culture Review as well as a continued stream of poetry and literature from Carcinogenic Poetry. Get involved with Virgogray Press. There are several ways to share your art and your voice with the world and Virgogray is simply one way to do that.


In 2010 look for these titles from Virgogray Press:

Dreaming Quick by Brendan Kirk

Mind Static Vol. 1 by Anne McMillen

Mind Static Vol. 2 by Anne McMillen

Storms at the Edge by Gail Gray

Bliss Hangover by Donna Snyder

Mostly Spinach by Joseph Goosey

and many more!

As a way to kick off the new year, VGP will be offering readers a free chapbook when they purchase two chapbooks at regular price! Visit our online store at virgograypress.blogspot.com and type in the title of the chap you’d like for free when you purchase two chaps. This offer is valid January 1, 2010 through January 22, 2010 so stop on by and browse our expanded library and pick up a copy soon!