Back to the HUMP

It’s hump day again! Since the AWP Conference in Chicago, February 29th- March 3rd, each day back home has helped me to become more centered, clearer, less fuzzy. It also helps that the weather is once again a record high for March. Sweet! Here are ten things that made my heart stop briefly this week:

Back to the HUMP:

1) Roxane Gay (I met her! In the flesh!) brings it at HTMLgiant about the “need” for social networking and her Twitter defense:

2) Meg Tuite dazzles with her amazing craft at Metazen:

3) Alex Prutaneau transports us into a new world order at Necessary Fiction:

4) My poem, “Melt Away” is up at Fictionaut:

5) Len Kuntz, my AWP co-hort and pal, and writer extra-ordinaire, sums the recent Conference with swagger:

6) One of the very best online magazines out there, Blue Fifth Review. Winter Issue:

7) At The Rumpus, an Interview with Documentary Film-maker Cassie Jaye:

8) Because I’m in Milwaukee, I had to include this one from The Good Men Project:

9) The Go-Go’s made this song popular, but Fun Boy Three has an even better version, makes me ache for the 80s:

10) Three poems by Diana Salier in the latest kill-> author slayed me:

Also, if you have not yet ordered your Flash Fiction Fridays anthology, what are you waiting for?

Flash Fiction Fridays by Robert Vaughan in Literature & Fiction


About Robert Vaughan

Originally from NY, Robert leads week long National writing retreats at sites like Mabel Dodge Luhan House, Synergia Ranch, and EarthRise IONS. His poems and fiction are published in over 500 print and online magazines, such as Necessary Fiction, BlazeVOX, Los Angeles Weekly, Literary Orphans and Smokelong Quarterly. He is Editor-in-Chief at (b)OINK magazine and leads round- tables for Redoak Writing in Milwaukee. He is six times a Pushcart Prize Nominee and his fiction and poetry have won awards, including a Micro-Fiction runner-up (2012) and twice a finalist in the Gertrude Stein Fiction Award (2013-14). His books are: Microtones (Cervena Barva Press); Diptychs + Triptychs + Lipsticks + Dipshits (Deadly Chaps); Addicts & Basements (Civil Coping Mechanisms); RIFT, co-authored with Kathy Fish (Unknown Press), and FUNHOUSE (Unknown Press).
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12 Responses to Back to the HUMP

  1. Andrea says:

    Super fun! Thanks for keeping me in the LOOP! xo

  2. len says:

    nice poem, robert. and thanks for the plug.

  3. Cynthia says:

    What a sensual poem, Robert! Great work. Also thanks for all the other links that you provided. From Len’s blog it sounds like you had a great time at the Conference.

  4. Wallace says:

    I don’t know how you do it! Great blog, and I love the new book, too. Congratulations on your successes.

  5. Beverly says:

    What an eclectic mix of great reading, stories, your poem (which is really lovely), and FUN BOY THREE. Now there’s a band I have not thought about in ages. Literally.

  6. Tamika says:

    Brilliantly crafted poem, and great post. I love your HUMP day blogs.

  7. megtuite says:

    Robert, you are AMAZING!!! So LOVE your poem and I thank you for adding my story in the mix! What a way to keep us all up on what’s happening! Thanks for all you do!!! xo

    • Robert Vaughan says:

      Meg, I adore you tons and tons. Your presence at Metazen lights up that entire zine. Keep writing these inspiring tomes, Meg. Rock on with your bad self! xoxo

  8. Robert Vaughan says:

    I sleep during the day! Hehe!

    Pals 4-ever!


  9. Lx says:

    Thank you Robert for including my little story among such great events and people. Very grateful this subject is getting the attention it deserves…even in this country (hello Patriot Act!!).

    • rgv7735 says:

      Alex, you are so welcome! I’m so happy it is getting the attention it deserves as well. Thus, the post. Plus, your great writing deserves it as well.

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