Hello friends! It’s that time of year again, days are getting shorter, nights longer. The chill is in the air, smells of singed leaves and wet fields. And yet, through the stunning season we call fall, there are always great reads on the world wide web:

1) Things continue to grow at JMWW journal with this new announcement from Jen Michalski:

2) And Jen Michalski has a piece, “The Goodbye Party” up at The Literarian:

3) Meg Tuite’s Exquisite Quartet for September is up at Used Furniture Review. This month is a collaboration with Meg, Neil Servin, Misti Rainwater-Lites and Aleathia Drehmer:

4) Poets & Writers Sept/Oct issue has this article called Enduring Discovery: Marriage, Parenthood, and Poetry by Brenda Shaughnessy and Craig Morgan Teicher:

5) Available today: Short, Fast & Deadly’s September issue, “Floor Plan.” Includes writing by Bill Yarrow, Eryk Wenziak and many other talents! Get yours here:          – Short, Fast, and Deadly

6) James Robison with two lovely poems in The 2River View:

7) Mia Avramut has two stunning poems in Marco Polo:

8) MaryAnne Kolton’s inspiring interview with Charlotte Rogan at Lifeboat:

9) Zach Ellis is moved by Lidia Yuknavitch’s Dora: The Headcase:

10) James Claffey waxes at Word Riot:

And thanks to fellow writer, Sam Snoek-Brown, whose similar wrap-up this week mentioned (of all writers?) me!

***Bonus: “Hate Mail” by Carol Muske-Dukes up at Boston Review:

***Super Bonus: “You are Beautiful” by Dorothea Lasky at Poetry Daily: (thanks, Rachel, for the inspiration! And congrats about your MFA plans!)


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 HUMPTY HUMP DAY

  1. Andrea says:

    Happy Humpty Hump Day to you too! Thx for the consistent brilliance and generousity!

  2. Rachel Heimowitz says:

    I got humpty humped!! Whohoo!!! Thanks Robert!!! Rachel

    From: One Writer’s Life Reply-To: One Writer’s Life Date: Wednesday, September 19, 2012 4:41 PM To: Rachel Heimowitz Subject: [New post] HUMPTY HUMP DAY rgv7735 posted: “Hello friends! It’s that time of year again, days are getting shorter, nights longer. The chill is in the air, smells of singed leaves and wet fields. And yet, through the stunning season we call fall, there is always great reads on the world wide web: “

  3. Wallace says:

    Those two poems at the end of this blog are both stunning, and both poets I did not formerly know. So, thanks for turning me on to them!

  4. JR Price says:

    Been a while, so great to get back to reading these. Masterful!

  5. Yasmine says:

    You are one generous guy, Robert! I hope you get as much back as you give to others.

  6. Bradley says:


  7. Harriet says:

    What a great portion of content. I simply stumbled upon your blog and want to say that seriously enjoy your weblog posts. Anyway I’ll be subscribing for your feeds and look forward to your next Hump blog.

  8. Gisela says:

    I adored this post, you have received a new reader. What could you suggest in terms of memoir sites? Any ideas?

  9. drwasy says:

    Thanks for the JMWW call-out, my editor buddy! Peace…

  10. Fern says:

    Always adore your blog posts, they have so many great reads, like an online library. Cozy up with my iPad and get down!

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