Review our Books

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.

E-mail: michael.aaron.casares@gmail.com

Virgogray Titles Currently Available

 

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: michael.aaron.casares@gmail.com.

 

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

NO FEAR by Doctori Sadisco

VG-29: No Fear by Doctori Sadisco
 
NO FEAR by Doctori Sadisco is a collection of thirty sonnets that peer into the mystic, the sacred and connotate the metaphysical in light and recognizable form. There a several balances found within this book that acknowledge evils and dispel in truth through beautifully written spells.  NO FEAR casts light on the shadows and the demons, demystifies them and continues in its internal/external process of illumination. The first sonnet’s lines, “The Age of Denial is ending so he welcomes the Age of Revelation”  is the first mark of duality right out of the snakeskin.  There is dark and light throughout NO FEAR, but truth rings out the clearest. Each line is like a snapshot, individual paintings feathered seamlessly:
 

V

 

These are not the ghosts or wraiths whom fear has made

Nor the angels on their fluff white clouds

Not the glowing winged beings surrounding Christ

And not the dusky demons of some fiery hell

They do not moan in graveyards round the night

Nor touch your soul with sulfur’s stench and icy chill

These are not the cloudy figures your mind has made

 

The mother’s scent a father’s frame

Through these mortal minds beheld

Will make inside an unpained tear

And longing deeper than a well

Where only beauty can resound

In echoes deep within the soul

Where no fear but love is what unfurls

 



Praythee not forget these are the musings of an artist. So we are given beautiful lines of wonder, lines of passion and love, as seen in Sonnet IX, lines of dreamlike sadist birds (Sonnet XVII), lines of self-realization (Sonnet XXV), lines written for the animals (Sonnet XV). My favorites were lines that spoke of light and, not being in love, but love itself. Sonnet XXVI is a good light poem that seems to speak of something higher than simple illumination:

 

XXVI

 

Please don’t fool yourself

Into believing that the Light falls

On some but not others

In the slipstreams of the infinite

Light falls on those who are readiest

While others watch and stare

Not knowing why or when and where

 

The divisions felt so deeply shift

Off the centers they so resolutely forge

And climb the ladder to the stars

For the answers so long sought

And out of the nightmares of your strife

The cutting edge of Light

Is like a knife

 

We are happy to share this collection of sonnets, a first for Virgogray Press, with readers and fans of Doctori Sadisco. There is a subtle enchantment to the world of this wizened poet reflected in the words enchanted moment. 30 pages. $7.