Over-the-HUMP in VERMONT


Just home from a marvelous week spent in Burlington, Vermont on the sandy shores of Lake Champlain. What a transformation! Here are ten worthy reading mentions for this hot, fiery week:

1) “Murder your Darlings” interview with CL Bledsoe and prolific, magnificent author Meg Tuite: http://networkedblogs.com/zzDvR?a=share

2) David Tomaloff and Ryan Bradley’s collaborative You are Jaguar stalking you in the Amazon…http://www.amazon.com/You-Are-Jaguar-Ryan-Bradley/dp/1467513423/ref=cm_cmu_up_thanks_hdr

3) Aleathia Drehmer brings the goodies with her Episode 26, theme is Deconstruction. My piece, “The Price You Pay for a Cult” is included. Thanks, Aleathia! http://inbetweenalteredstates.wordpress.com/2012/07/03/the-price-you-pay-for-a-cult-by-robert-vaughan/

4) Ben Tanzer combines his prowess about running with his magical essays on writing: 99 Problems (although I could list several more!): http://cclapcenter.com/99problems/

5) Alex Pruteanu writes like a “Resident Alien” up at Used Furniture Review: http://usedfurniturereview.com/2012/07/03/resident-alien-by-alex-pruteanu/

6) Are you up for a little Joyland, a hub for short fiction? Sara Lippmann brings her panache with “Swanee.” http://www.joylandmagazine.com/stories/new_york/swanee

7) Have you read this brilliant interview with poet Dorianne Laux at combustus? If not, do! Also, Dorianne, husband Joe Millar, and Ellen Bass only have two spots left for their Esalen workshop: http://combustus.net/2012/06/16/all-poetry-is-preparation-for-death-dorianne-laux/


8) The brilliant Heather Fowler, my kangaroo pal, now has her book, People With Holes, at Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/people-with-holes-heather-fowler/1108838530?ean=9780982991381. Congrats, Heather!

9)  Just had to include this, courtesy of dazzling poet Helen Vitoria: http://www.motionpoems.com/?p=941

10) Can’t help but see the symbolic elements in this man-made disaster: http://news.yahoo.com/san-deigo-accidentally-set-off-fireworks-same-time-085739445.html

Happy 4th and many more. Thunderclap released our 2nd National Poetry Month chapbook this week, more about that here: National Poetry Month – April 2012 by thunderclappress (Paperback) – Lulu. Also, Amanda Deo’s latest news about the future of Thunderclap here: http://thunderclappress.com/. I will always be grateful for our work together, Amanda and wish you only the best in your writing life.

We are off to take in “Twelfth Night” today at the American Players Theater in Spring Green: http://americanplayers.org/. What are you up to?


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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9 Responses to Over-the-HUMP in VERMONT

  1. boltoncarley says:

    love twelfth night! i’m watching wimbledon and going to a fam BBQ.

  2. Wallace says:

    Enjoy the Shakespeare and thanks again for another great HUMP post!

  3. Shari says:

    You are a jet setting guy! Happy to hear you enjoyed my neck of the woods (New England) and are going to have a lovely weekend. You deserve it.

  4. Andrea says:

    Glad you had a good time on vacay. You were sorely missed! Thanks again for all the wonderful post!

  5. Theo says:

    I love Vermont! So happy you enjoyed your time there. Thanks again for these great links, and I really liked your story at IBAS!

  6. Helene says:

    You give so much back to all of us writers! I cannot thank you enough.

  7. Don says:

    Great stuff every week, Robert. I look forward to reading your hump day blog posts. Thanks again!

  8. Stacie F. says:

    Your enthusiasm for writing is inspiring! Keep up the great work.

  9. Debbie says:

    Another great post from an amazing writer. Yay!

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