Sing Now, America! New VGP Anthology

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Virgogray Press presents a new poetry anthology that proudly sings America! A conglomeration of verse compiled in honor of  the U.S.A., Sing Now, America includes verse that reminds of rights guaranteed, remembers our soldiers and veterans, takes pride in what was the symbol of freedom, prosperity and dignity. More than just the symbol of freedom and equality for all, the United States of America was created by an enlightened document that is a road map for the world to secure life, liberty and happiness for a free and equal man. Sing now, America, of the freedom and glory we once held. We are happy to present a poetic reference to a patriotic theme. Mark Lecuona, Linda Reid, James Piatt, Durrell Thompson, Bill Bergeron, Amy L. George, Elizabeth Chapin-Pinotti, David S. Pointer, Sharon Alsop, Sarah Mack, Debbie Bongiovanni, Durrell Thompson.  36 pages. 

Sing Now, America! New Poetry Anthology from Virgogray Press

After much waiting and anticipation and months of preparation, Virgogray Press is ready to release its newest poetry anthology, Sing Now, America! Sing Now, America! is a collection of poems with a patriotic theme. Many writers sent in their work, and there was also much deliberation, but we believe we selected the best work submitted that both celebrates and remembers the values, ideals and philosophies that made the USA a great country. We hope you will join our gathering of poets as we honor through verse the most radical experiment in freedom, The United States of America. Release June 26, 2012.

Were you published in Sing Now, America? Here’s the roll call!

The Abridged Constitution
by Mark Lecuona

Rise Up Grassroots
by Linda Reid

My America
The Vestige of Battle
War’s Injustice
by James Piatt

Momma’s Kiss
by Durrell Thompson

A Million Crosses
by Bill Bergeron

Remember
For My Father
by Amy L. George

America
America’s Freedom
Strong…True…Brave…
by Elizabeth Chapin-Pinotti

Gang Green
New World Work
by David S. Pointer

The Statue of Liberty
by Sharon Alsop

Living Abroad
by Sarah Mack

Be Patriotic
by Debbie Bongiovanni

Speed Dial
by Durrell Thompson

Updates: Patriotic Poetry

We have received several submissions for our patriotic poetry anthology. However, less than half will see publication.

We appreciate those who have diligently submitted their work for consideration, but we are somewhat disillusioned by writer’s ideas of patriotic poetry. We are NOT looking for abstract poetry. We are not looking for damning poetry. We are not looking specifically for war poetry. We are looking for writing bold in its love for country and the philosophy that founded this country.

In light of corporate media and the government’s control of education and dissemination of information, quite frankly we do not blame the writers for submitting. A lack of understanding can only be expected when no food is taught or given to sustain this type of idea. To be frank, the political landscape has been illusory and a show for many decades in this country. While we prefer not to get into political biases or speak of such things on our website, as this is a political-type anthology, we will delve into that realm, if not for the benefit of our readers and those who wish to publish with Virgogray Press.

We are looking for all types of poetry created with a patriotic twist/focus/theme. We are not just looking for poems about America or the United States Constitution, but poems that exemplify the American spirit, what it means to be American, or the philosophy surrounding the Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

We understand, especially having opened submissions for this theme in the past, that patriotic poetry, or verse espousing your love of country or said country’s ideals is as dead as Walt Whitman, but we encourage those writers who may have never had an inkling of patriotic poetry bubbling in their soul to give it a try, or to challenge themselves. With as much action going on in the political circus that is the presidential elections, we have no doubt that there is plenty to glean from or be inspired by—so go flip on that alternative media (and flip off the lame-stream media) and find out what’s going on; look up the works and lives of Ben Franklin or Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson or Thomas Paine or Ron Paul (we are aware these individuals may have had imperfections like the rest of us, so let’s try not to focus on that), and see if the message of liberty and freedom doesn’t water the roots of your creativity. We’re throwing you some bones here, and we hope you pick them up.

The title of the upcoming patriotic poetry anthology is Sing Now, America (perhaps this will inspire). So sing—NOW, America—the world is waiting to hear you.