VGP Anthology No. 3: National Poetry Month 2010

Released: April 20, 2010
Edited by Michael Aaron Casares
Pages: 48 total
Cover Art by Michael Mc Aloran
Contributors: Akila Amina, Saroj Gartaula, David S. Pointer, J.J. Steinfeld, Christa Pandey, Kevin Reid, Anna Coakley, Dr. Ehud Sela, John J. Trause, Felino A. Soriano, Kyle Ferguson, Brian K. Ladd, D.L. Rose, Kristina England, Michael Mc Aloran, Glenn D’ Alessio, and Amelia Hoff.

Virgogray is proud to announce the release of its newest chapbook anthology, The National Poetry Month 2010 edition! Several poems have been compiled by poets and writers the world over to bring a fine anthology celebrating National Poetry. Once a year we are given a month to revel in the written word and we’re releasing this anthology as a commemoration of that revelry. The National Poetry Month VGP chapbook anthology contains several fine contributions to the written word from poets, including: Michael McAloran, Kyle Ferguson, Paul Bralower, Dr. Ehud Sela, Christa Pandey, Anna Coakley, Brian K. Ladd, D.L. Rose, Saroj Gartaula, Felino Sorriano, J.J. Steinfeld, Kevin Reid, Kristina England, David S. Pointer, and Glenn D’Alessio. A wonderful addition to the Virgogray library, Virgogray has not released a finer gathering of voices yet, so get your copy today! $10

Carcinogenic Poetry Accepting Submissions

Carcinogenic Poetry is a brand new poetry blog publishing poems of the absurd, non traditional and new thought writing as well. The truth is to lies like cancer, and with this fact in mind, Carcinogenic strives to bring voices that radiate among the independent and underground lit realm. The work at Carcinogenic Poetry speaks. Already a number of poets and writers have lined up to share their work in a presentation of indiscriminate creativity and truth.


 Some poets who’ve been featured at Carcinogenic Poety:

Peycho Kanev

A.J. Kaufmann

Carly Bryson

Holly Jaffe

Kevin Reid

Richard Fein

Michael McAloran

Howie Good

Si Philbrook

Michael Lee Johnson 

There is more  great work to come from Carcinogenic Poetry. If you’d like to share your work, please send an e-mail to michael (dot) aaron (dot) casares (at) gmail (dot) com. You may send up to five poems in the body of your email. Please include a two to three line bio. You may submit previously published work, but you must inform us of where this work has previously appeared. Simultaneous submissions are fine as well, but please let us know immediately when any work in submission has been accepted for publication by another entity. Authors and poets keep all rights to their work, but Virgogray Press & Carcinogenic Poetry reserve the right to archive your work and use in future print editions and/or publications. At Carcinogenic Poetry, we are not concerned with your publishing history or acquired degrees, we just want the stuff you believe in.


Other Publishing Opportunities

Though Virgogray Press is closed to chapbook manuscript submissions for the time being, we are still accepting submissions of work for the above mentioned, Carcinogenic Poetry, and our Virgogray Press Chapbook Anthologies. The VGP Chapbook Anthology Series has a new publication scheduled for release in the first months of 2010 called “America Remember” and is an anthology of poetry about the philosophies and ideas that founded the United States of America. If you have poetry or prose or polemics in this vein, you are welcome to submit your work to Virgogray Press. Those accepted for publication will receive two contributors copies. Unfortunately we cannot offer monetary payment for the publication of author’s work. Work considered for publication in any of the Virgogray Chapbook Anthologies must be previously unpublished and simultaneous submissions are discouraged! The new deadline for “America Remembered” is January 22, 2010 so please send in your work soon!

Virgogray Press Chapbook Anthologies are released quarterly and collect poems thematically calculated to fit the vision of the issue. The next anthologies will have the theme of “mothers” so prepare your poetry and prose and get it over to us.

If you’ve read or purchased any of our previous anthologies, you know it is a collection of voices that has no bias to style or development, but ring through with a clarity that originates with the gifts of the creative. Submit to the Virgogray Press Chapbook Anthologies… “America Remembered” is waiting to hear you.

VGP Anthology No. 2: So it Goes

Released: November 2, 2009
Edited by Michael Aaron Casares
Pages: 40
Cover Art by Ruben Amador
Contributors: Elzy Cogswell, Morrie W. Greene, Puma Perl, Chris D’Errico, Ashley Leitner, Sergio A. Ortiz, Gail Gray, Susan Bosler, Joseph Goosey, Larry Lefkowitz, Roxanne Hoffman, Gillian Prew, Mike Meraz, Doug Tanoury, and Leyna Inberg. OOP.

So it Goes is a poetic anthology of death. Inside these covers you will read poetry that touches humanity in a spectrum of emotions. Here lies collected works celebrating life by bravely confronting the subject of death or dying and reflections with honest, straight forward and sometimes humorous verse. This anthology includes the work of Elzy Cogswell, Leyna Inberg, Puma Pearl, Chris D’Errico, Gillian Prew, Mike Meraz, Morrie Greene, Ashley Leitner, Doug Tanoury, Larry Lefkowitz, Roxanne Hoffman, Sergio A. Ortiz, Susan Bosler, Gail Gray and Joseph Goosey.

Cover Art: Ruben Amador