HUMP DAY, Happy May Day!!!

1) Thunderclap Press wraps a great National Poetry Month with a killer poem by David Tomaloff:

2) Check out James Claffey and Bill Lantry, prize winners at The Linnet Wings:

3) My piece, “Going to Reseda on the 405” is up in elimae, May/June

4) Gloria Mindock, publisher at Cervena Barva Press, interviewed in Levure      Litteraraire by Rodica Draghincescu:

5) Sheldon Compton interviews poet Darryl Price at Bent Country:   me.html

6) Len Kuntz, in his own words: “I’m so happy to announce that I signed a book contract with Aqueous Books (Cynthia Reeser) for my story collection, “I’m Not Supposed To Be Here and Neither Are You,” coming out in 2014. Many thanks to all of my supportive friends. This has been a dream of mine since I was a nine year old boy with a pencil in his hand.” P.S. All I can say is: this makes me so happy I could scream!!! Read this latest piece by Len, at Up The Staircase, and you can see why:

7) In that same issue of Up the Staircase, Meg Tuite shares her insights:

8) My boss, Jen Michaski at JMWW has a piece up at Thousand Shades of Gray:

9) I love it when my international friends turn me on to new poets, like Agnes Marton does. Here is Michelle McGrane’s blog, a South African poet: – subscribe-blog

10) Eryk Wenziak stuns the art world and more with these new works:


11) HOUSEFIRE has a new look and new work and new everything:

And that wraps this installment of HUMP DAY posts!


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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5 Responses to HUMP DAY IN MAY

  1. Andrea says:

    Once again, on top of it! Thanks Robert.

  2. Quentin says:

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