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:
A Matter of Life
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
The Case of the Missing Shoe
by Dr. Bina Biswas
by Matthew Wilson
by James Robinson
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
Clan of Xymox: Kindred Spirit
Review by M.A. Casares
Review by M.A. Casares
Nothing. No One. Nowhere. No. 5 – Edited by Sonnet Mondal. Release: 5.7.13
Good evening. I hope everyone is well at the time of this writing. It has been a crazy year, 2012, that showed very fruitful for poetry and Virgogray Press. Having released several collections, and gratefully with the humble returns of poets like Suzi Olmsted, Justin Blackburn and Chris D’Errico, a core has begun to form. The remainder of 2012 and moving into 2013, Virgogray has plans for the release of only a few more titles of poetry from poets such as Michael Fitzgerald-Clarke and Ayne Francis de la Cruz. The newest collections, A. Molotkov and John S. Williams’ “The End of Mythology” and Mary B. Harrison’s “Beneath our Feet” are virtually upon us.
Nothing. No One. Nowhere. No. 5 is still waiting in the wings. Do not fear. We will move forward with the magazine as soon as we are able to. Do not forget, issue number 6 shall be edited by Sonnet Mondal. To have your work considered for publication please be sure to e-mail Sonnet Mondal (firstname.lastname@example.org). We will be accepting poetry, short fiction, non-fiction. Carcinogenic Poetry is still publishing and shall anthologize for the third time very soon. The Occupy Poetry Project shall publish through the end of the year and will be laid to rest in 2013. We’ll probably anthologize the series to send it off. It is with great thanks to the writers and readers of the web series that I reflect on it as it has been a fun and interesting ride in publication. That could be said the same for Virgogray in its entirety.
Virgogray is producing the Austin Salon Poetic, a free community-based poetry open mic in downtown Austin, Texas at a bar called Headhunters Club, that recently underwent a remodel by Spike TV reality show, “BarRescue.” The Austin Salon Poetic features local and regional poets to raise awareness of local poetry and also features a poetry open mic. Poets we’ve featured so far include, Thom Woodruff, Juan Manuel Perez, Bill Shute, Devorah Winegarten and others.
There is certainly more to look forward to, including re-issues of previously out of print collections, such as Marc Olmsted’s “Fresh Lotus Rehab” and A. J. Kaufmann’s “Broke Nuptial Minds.” That is all that can be said. To all others involved, I thank you for your patience and understanding in all matters of the press. Virgogray could not promote and share such vital work without the loyalty and integrity of the poets, artists and readers who support us.