Hi everyone:

Lots of various life events have happened this week, some exciting and some challenging. Suffice to say, keeping a balance, and sometimes something as simple as remembering to breathe, goes a long way.

Here is some of the excitement:

1) My first piece at Fictionaut in months. And boy, I have missed this place:

Also, check out this gorgeous postcard project at Float Press! I am so thrilled to be included in their 2012 August Postcard Project:

Robert Vaughan

2) Christopher Allen, writer and sweet friend has a new book. Check it out here. You simply must, it’s a secret tip. Expect a full launch in September: Conversations with S. Teri O’Type (a Satire) (9781479160259): Christopher Allen: Books

2)  Jordan Blum gets slanted by Michelle Reale at Flash Fiction Chronicles: – .UDxYJJgNtiU.facebook

3) Nicolette Wong is up at Thrush with her lovely poem:

4) Poets who are looking for a great workshop, or submission opportunities, courtesy of Ellen Bass:

5) Bill Lantry waxes the literary life at Stymie:

6) Frank Hinton has a new book, Action, Figure, and Beach Sloth reviews it:

7) Brad Listi of Nervous Breakdown gets down with Elizabeth Ellen at Other People, a podcast:

8) Roxane Gay brings it with The Illusion of Safety/The Safety of Illusion at The Rumpus:

9) Matthew Baker interviews literary huckster Michael Martone at htmlgiant: – more-69483

10) Teniece Durrant Delgado’s gorgeous new chapbook, Burden of Solace, is now available at the Cervena Barva Press bookstore:

And check out all the great writing at the latest La Petite Zine:

Issue 30 · 21st Century Cosmetic Cool – La Petite Zine

And that’s all she wrote (or he will write?) Get out and have some fun in the sun.

P.S. I am adding this on Sunday, and it seems to co-ordinate with the line I wrote previously. This is an eloquent story from Carol Blue, wife of amazing writer Christopher Hitchens. R.I. P. brilliant man: Christopher Hitchens: an impossible act to follow – Telegraph


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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10 Responses to HUMP it UP!

  1. RV! Thank you so much for mentioning my book. Sweet. Sweet. Sweet.

  2. Andrea says:

    Just don’t forget to exhale! Nice postings…as per usual. xoxo!

  3. Michael Gillan Maxwell says:

    Good piece on Fictionaut Robert! Left comments on site! 🙂

  4. Don Williams says:

    Always the best blog I read all week! Great information and your story at Fictionaut was exquisite, Robert. Keep writing these beauties!

  5. Troy says:

    You keep getting it on, Robert! You bring it every week! How do you do this? I know how busy you are. I’m amazed.

  6. Cassie says:

    Hot stuff baby this evening! Yowsa!

  7. timothygager says:

    Does a review by Beach Sloth mean anything? WTF is a beach sloth?

  8. Sean says:

    Fantastic work, RGV. I always like your posts best when they include links to your personal writing or the radio show. Congrats!

  9. Wallace says:

    Your story at Fictionaut is SHAZZAM! What a great dream reverie, how do you do it? Fantastic one, and to have it at Necessary Fiction? Score.

  10. Lisa deVille says:

    Cool post! Your blog is great!

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