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
Please enclose a cover letter, brief bio and physical mailing address. Let us know which title you are interested in reviewing. There is a limit of two titles per submission. We look forward to hearing from those interested in dissecting the art of writing, an effort to grow the layers of understanding in the literature we present.
After a recent inventory, we thought to share the current list of titles “in-stock” with Virgogray Press. As you may have noted from our “Chapbooks and Collections” page, most of our stock is currently out of print. We do not have a formal electronic way of purchasing our titles online just yet (except through our printer- see below). So if you are interested in having any of these titles as a member of your collection, please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note some of these titles are extremely limited. The editions as such will be out of print once they are sold out. Our newest titles are available online for purchase from our printer, lulu.com. Visit our online bookstore to view the current catalog. Virgogray Books.
1. Vegas Implosions by Chris D’Errico (2nd edition)
2. By the Banks of the Ajoy, Jaideb Vanishes into the Blue by Subhankar Das
3. Carcinogenic Poetry Anthology Vol. 1
4. NO FEAR by Doctori Sadisco
5. Limbo by Michael Aaron Casares (2nd edition)
6. Sad Height by Jacob Gray
7. Nothing. No One. Nowhere. No. 2
8. The Terrorist by Michael Aaron Casares
9. Dear Bela Poetry Anthology
10. VGP National Petry Month Anthology
11. Institutional Wallet by Suzi Kaplan Olmsted
12. Fresh Lotus Rehab by Marc Olmsted
13. In the Broken Things by Gillian Prew
Today is a great day for Virgogray Press as we re-issue Vegas Implosions by poet and musician Chris D’Errico. We are proud to re-release this publication, blossoming from a saddle-stitched, home-made chapbook to a professionally bound and expanded edition that includes new text, as well as a few revisions to the first release. Vegas Implosions is a new book, for a new time in the expansion of our press. Author, Chris D’Errico, was one of the first to contact Virgogray Press in regards to publishing their work and was the first fully realized chapbook we put out back in 2008. Vegas Implosions is a script of poetry that is humourous, surprising, and well-written.
Vegas Implosions by Chris D'Errico
Chris D’Errico’s collection of poetry Vegas Implosions is (other than a down-right, damning indictment) an examination of the sordid city of sin from this Massachusetts born poet, but seeing as this is Vegas, we’re talking about, that’s okay. Now in this new expanded edition that includes the ‘script The Exterminator Chronicles, D’Errico has broken down and recreated a new volume that is a macro and micro cosm of sin city itself, both as a citizen and as an exterminator. D’Errico’s unique visual/graphic poetry, intermixed with his snapshot/sketch type style plays a role as anew generation of beat-flavored poetry captures the Vegas landscape. D’Errico is no-holds-barred as he takes you from the airport, to the gas station, to the seedy, cheap hotels at the Southern end of the Strip, all with the narrative voice that is colloquial and captures the essence of a semi-jaded residents “cleaning up / after celebrities, frat boys, call-girls & family men.” It is the wit and wisdom of this collection that keeps people coming back, and really one that makes Vegas Implosion a kind of hitchhiker’s guide through sin city. In the mix of new poems such as “777,” “Tireless Vector of the In Between,” “Mojave Meditation,” ” Terminal Afflictions (Scenes from the Airport)” and “Pawn Shop Tattoo” readers will find revised or remixed verse scrambled into new order that remains true to the original vibe of the first edition chapbook. The Exterminator Chronicles presents a bounty, a look into the secret life of an exterminator–and surely, we’ve yet to find exterminator poetry, at least none written so keenly. Very funny verse ensues (the poem “Black Flag” is a real kicker) from rats to roaches, to pigeons and vinagaroons and cats (!?! — you gotta read to find out!)– The Exterminator Chronicles will surely entertain, but reader be warned: “Small vermin were harmed in the making of these poems!” A highly unique look into the life of a poet unlike most, Vegas Implosions and the Exterminator Chronicles is sure to refresh the tired, poetry reader. And so it is, this new tome from poet Chris D’Errico now available from Virgogray Press. Be on the look out for Ministry of Kybosh, also by Chris D’Errico, coming soon!