Excerpt: Forward from ‘The Vanishing Poet,’ Upcoming from Michael Aaron Casares

We are conscious energy. We are energy having a ‘human’ experience. Everything is energy, condensed wavelengths or particles determining how heavy or how light the energy. Energy that pulses with vibration, low or high, negative or positive, does not die, it changes. And the first, and possibly the most important, task on our to-do list:

To remember.

Once we’ve remembered, everything else begins to fall into place in fulfillment with the divine contracts, the promises, we made to ourselves before setting out on this journey. And everyone, every bit of aware energy, has a purpose; and the purpose is different for everybody. Whether the gatekeeper to an invaluable innovation, whether to learn from the lessons of transgression, or to be a cog in the wheel, we all have individual purpose. We all have choice. We have autonomy. It is up to us to choose if the sun will set in heavy energies of fear and negativity, or love and gratitude.


The previous is an excerpt from the upcoming collection of poetry titled, The Vanishing Poet. The book will be published by indie publishers, Virgogray Press. A soft release is coming soon, with an official release and book tour to follow. More information coming soon. Pick up Michael’s other collection: This Reality of Man online or ask for it at your favorite, local bookstore. 

Fifth Issue of Nothing. No One. Nowhere. Out Now

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Virgogray Press is pleased to present the fifth issue of Nothing. No One. Nowhere. The literary and arts culture magazine returns in a jam packed issue– over 90 pages!— of poetry, ficition, essays and more! This issue has been guest edited by author, Sonnet Mondal and brings together a rich text of literature and critical analysis. When Virgogray first put out its call for a guest editor to fill in the duties involving selection and content, Sonnet was among the first to reply. It is a great pleasure to see the magnum opus he has crafted, a deep reservoir to enjoy and to invoke inspiration and thought-processes. More information on Nothing. No One. Nowhere. can be found at http://www.nothingnoonenowhere.com.  Here’s the content of this issue:



Poetry 

A Matter of Life
Aquarium
by Vihang A. Naik

These Absorbent Days
The Best Interest Flower Bouquet
by David S. Pointer

Things I used to Want to Write About
by Eugenia Tan

Fiction

The Case of the Missing Shoe
by Dr. Bina Biswas

Questions Answered
by Matthew Wilson

Serein
by James Robinson

Essays

The Moping Owl: The Eptiome of Melancholy
By Zinia Mitra

Identity Issues in the Poetry of Nissim Eziekiel
by Dr. Arvind Nawale & Prashant Mothe

Girish Karnad’s Hayavadana and Angela Carter’s
Night at the Circus: A Comparative Study of Indian
and Western Traditions of Story Telling
by Dr. Shamenz

Gary Soto’s Vision of Chicano Experiences:
The Elements of San Joaquin and Human Nature
By Dr. Paula Hayes


Music Reviews

Clan of Xymox: Kindred Spirit
Review by M.A. Casares

Vitesse: Chelsea
Review by M.A. Casares