New Release: Nothing. No One. Nowhere No. 3

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Today mark’s the release of our third installment of Nothing. No One. Nowhere. an underground lit rag Virgogray so ventured to publish starting in 2011. Finally, in its 3rd issue, Nothing. No One. Nowhere. features new and known poets and writers to the indie lit scene, and we are proud to host them. This issue also features an interview and art spread by artist Justin Jackley whose work has appeared Virgogray Press titles like 2009’s Broke Nuptial Minds by A.J. Kaufmann and Peter Magliocco’s Nude Poetry Garage Sale (2010). While there is an absent reviews section (to return in the fourth issue), the latest NNN is brimming w/ poetry, fiction and art to satisfy every sense. 
Do remember, Nothing. No One. Nowhere. is currently seeking guest editors to help in the reading and selection process of NNN, as well as add their unique stamp on the title. For more details visit the Nothing. No One. Nowhere. site (link located on tab to left) or visit our “News” link on this website. Be sure to pick up your copy and thanks for your support!

 Poetry 

Slaughterhouse Jalopy 
by Aaron A. Cotton 

Bamboo Cathedral
Books and Bibles 
by Louis Marvin

Sunday 4:43 pm
Good Night World
by Julie Ellinger Hunt

Tonal Studies
by Rebecca Law

Is it Like a Lady to Discuss Her Heart?
by Amelia Hoff

I have a Dream
Joe (or On Looking at my Daughter’s Photo in Her First Sari*)
by Dr. A.V. Koshy

Poetry in a Minor Key
At Jethro’s Table
by Joseph Saling

Alexander
by Rosemary Hiawatha

Ode on an Orange
Poem from a Frying Pan
Irish Stew
Ode on a Cutting Board
by William Wright Harris

Visitor
Remote
Memos
Lazarus 
by Gregory Liffick

In Love
Miss You 
After Rejection
Word Problem
Bird Song II
by Howie Good

Short Fiction 

Small Truths
by Mario E. Martinez

Floor Boards 
by James Orbesen

Collision
by Josh Ritter

An Interview with
Justin Jackley

Visual Art 

Levitation
Reclined
Sorrow
Martyr
Fish Bulb
Computer Fiend
LBJ Says, “Bomb ‘EM”
Constant Stairs
by Justin Jackley 

Photography 

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Photo 4
by Duncan Hill

Review of “Nude Poetry Garage Sale” by Peter Magliocco at Gypsy Art Show

Evening, folks in poetryland. I just got wind of a wonderful and concise review of Peter Magliocco’s “Nude Poetry Garage Sale,” a chap still turning heads months after publication. Be sure to check out this fine collection, buy this seasoned poet and veteran of the lit underground– not too mention that racy cover by Justin Jackley!

Belinda Subraman reviews! Check it out:

http://belindasubramanpresents.blogspot.com/2011/05/nude-poetry-garage-sale-by-peter.html

This Just in: “Nude Poetry Garage Sale” by Peter Magliocco, Plus “Limbo” Now in 2nd Printing!

"Nude Poetry Garage Sale" by Peter Magliocco

 The newest release from Virgogray is here! “Nude Poetry Garage Sale” by Peter Magliocco is 30 pages of poetic diversity that kinda hinges on its various abstractions of thought and images as it trips into a variety of ideas, some humorously narrative, others absurdly profane. I walked away from this version of “Nude Poetry Garage Sale” thinking Peter Magliocco is nothing short of a mastermind. Even at its opening we see a writer wanting to buck the current with poems seemingly addressing the state of art and editorialship. But I loved the abstraction of images and how sensibly they address the apparent issue as in the poem, “Illusion of Art:” 

Far from the blank page
on your computer screen
where faint radioactive emanations
persistently grope for
all the imprisoned writers of the world
mentally chained to machines
& inherited obsolete concepts
that should remain unwritten,
unthought, undisturbed
the way mirage water puddles
on distant roads are
in the sunlight,
before you race towards them
and they disappear.

This is also present in “The Hunger Artist” where Magliocco writes about “true art” and censoring “literature befouled by commerce & whatnot” drives the point home with a seeming sarcastic, self-defamatory quip: “I’ll cut this poem-pretension up / & add it to the beef stew / which lacks a saving grace / of sorts.”  I found “Narrations from the invidious conflux” humourous with its opening schema of the 1959 Psycho film as it weaves itself into topical briefs on Obama, Valerie Solanis and impending earthquake doom–I rather liked that poem. “Something Behind Everything” tapped into the spiritual and profound, another aspect I find appealing when reading poetry. These lines are wonderful,

Please send good tidings
to the prison where now I sleep
dreaming of us reading together
the skywriting of planes
above the ecliptic tilt
clouds shape ivory hills
for the hiding gods.

Wow. And all this in the first five pages! Could it get better? It could. There were other poems I found to be insightful, if not after a double-take and a closer read through, such as: “Bury Her Heart on Highway 61,” “A Casualty of Permissive Sex in Unorthodox Times (which, by the way, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize),” “From the Nude Christ,” and “The Vision Inescapable.” Another poem I found humorous was, “Host,” but only because I jaywalk and never really looked at it as inviting hard-metal death, but that’s why I like reading poetry. Over all, “Nude Poetry Garage Sale” is a hefty helping of verse, a bit thicker than some, with a little bit of imaginative deciphering required. It is the thoughtfulness that is so inviting, though, and is worthy of those desiring an engaging read. Cover art by Justin Jackley. 30 Pages. $7.

“Limbo” by Michael Aaron Casares (2nd edition)

 

Limbo Now in Second Print

The 2006 Virgogray release of “Limbo” has been re-issued in an expanded and revised 2nd print and is now available for your readership. “Limbo” now contains 20 pages of poetry, including many poems not available in other publications. “Like Father,” “Upon Dying,” “Conversations” are among the gems contained in this collection. Get it while you can!

Also, be sure to check out an interview with Michael by Jim Harrington at his website, “Six Questions For,” an interview site dedicated to getting into the heads of editors and publishers! Jim has picked the brains of many creatives, including: Lynn Alexander of Full of Crow, Alison Ross of The Clockwise Cat, and Allie Dresser of Gloom Cupboard just to name a few. 

http://sixquestionsfor.blogspot.com/

 Thanks again to everyone hanging in there with us as we go through our birthing process. We look forward to a fruitful end of the year with new releases from Kevin Brown, Felino Soriano, Sara Crawford, Michael McAloran and Doctori Sadisco on the horizon… chapbook submissions will re-open before you know it, as well as the Carcinogenic Anthology printed edition–so stay tuned and get involved!