The VGP Literate No. 7


greed is a mobile brain parasite
bigger than any worm or tumor, but

the chapbook factor, magazines—
medicine, or futility in paper flesh,

the radiant physics not fully x-rayed,
expressionless, we tie shoes, and die

David Scott Pointer is a friendly neighborhood political poet. He has been publishing around the horn for 21 years.

“The Belated” – Nothing. No One. Nowhere. No. 2 – Now Available – Go Get It

NNN. No. 2 - "The Belated"


After much delay and intrusion, the second issue of Nothing. No One. Nowhere.; that which shall forever be related to as “the belated,” whether in loving tones or otherwise, is available for the viewing public! Yes–you can now lay your eyes and hands on this much though of, sought after sequential to the first Nothing. No One. Nowhere. This issue is jam-packed with poetry, prose and art and reviews. All that is there for you, the loving reader. Work by David S. Pointer, Peter Magliocco, Michael Mc Aloran and Howie Good are included, just to give a clue. An art spread by Michael Mc Aloran is featured alongside this enigmatic writer’s prose. Three selections brought to you in a manner only this Irish artisan of word can. Also Mc Aloran’s abstract paintings grace this collection and the issue’s cover.

All in all, we promise an entertaining issue of Nothing. No One. Nowhere. Here is a note from the issue’s editor, Amelia Hoff:

…the second issue of Nothing. No One. Nowhere. To forever be cheerfully referred to as, “The Belated” I extend my greatest apologies to readers, and especially the writers of this publication. I know the anxieties of patience are nothing when awaiting the promises of accepted publication, which is why, at the behest of our dear and good publisher, I am writing to you now. To be sure, there will be changes here at Nothing. No One. Nowhere., but a good revolution always served the better purpose. To that end, I ask, should your interest still be perked regarding our wayward publication, to stay abreast on guidelines and expectations and we will most assuredly do the same for you. Thank you, again, to each contributor and to you who have taken the time to gaze into our magazine.

Best Regards,
Amelia Hoff

Check out some previews of the issue at or purchase at There are two editions of this publication available. One edition is the full color magazine, the second a black and white edition with all images printed in grayscale. We recommend the color editions to enjoy the full quality of the issue and are publishing at cost, but are happy to provide an alternative as the costs of our economy are the chief consideration of the alternative creation.

Both full color and b/w editions of Nothing. No One. Nowhere. No. 2 are available at now.


2010 Virgogray Press Pushcart Prize Nominees

We are happy to announce our 2010 nominees for the Pushcart Prize. We are very thankful, and blessed, to work with the spectrum of writers we work with. Hard as it is to single out any of the gems we’ve published for additional recognition, six selections have been chosen to represent Virgogray & the dozens of writers we publish. Please congratulate with us, this year’s Pushcart Prize nominees:


Word Collage: A Democratic Poem
by Changming Yuan
From Carcinogenic Poetry
published March 25, 2010

American Zoom Lens
by David S. Pointer
From VGP Chapbook Anthology No. 3
National Poetry Month 2010
Published April 20, 2010

Learning How to Die
By Kevin Brown
From his chapbook, “Ink on Wood”
Published August 10, 2010

Knife or Hammer
by Tyler Bigney
From Carcinogenic Poetry
Published September 1, 2010

Comp B
by Panos Panagiotopoulos  
From Carcinogenic Poetry
Published October 26, 2010

Sonnet XXVI
by Doctori Sadisco
From his chapbook, “NO FEAR”
Published November 11, 2010

Thank you all very much for considering Virgogray Press, and for always coming back. And, again, thanks to all the writers who submit to our publications; a big congratulations to the nominees, and good luck! Have happy holidays and a happy Thanksgiving! Gobble-gobble!