HUMP it up!

Dear friends,

Have you ever thought what you might be doing if you were not in the current profession you are? I flirt with the idea of being a DJ. Funny how much music still excites me, and moving to music, in other words, dancing, is tantamount to pleasure. And, of course, these great reads around cyberland are also:

“Over the Moon,” says one contributor, and I couldn’t agree more. It’s moments like these that make all the editing hours so worth every second. Here is the latest issue, #3 of Lost in Thought magazine, and Kyle Schruder’s brilliance as art director and publisher is evident: http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/442741. Contributors include Len Kuntz, Meg Tuite, Eryk Wenziak, Helen Vitoria, Alex Pruteanu, Nate Tower, Laurel Landis, Bill Yarrow, Agnes Marton, Christopher Allen, Sheldon Lee Compton, Gessy Alvarez, Sam Virzi, Justin F. Ridgeway, and Sara Peterson.

TV’s New Gay Couples- Progress or Cliches? up at The Good Men project: http://goodmenproject.com/good-feed-blog/tvs-new-gay-couples-progress-or-cliches/

Paul Lisicky’s new book, Unbuilt Projects, is available: http://www.fourwaybooks.com/2012fall/lisicky.php?PHPSESSID=2ca127b6d046bc11620493b5cabfa077

To say that Gloria Mindock is busy is like saying, “it might rain today,” during a monsoon. Check out the latest news at Cervena Barva Press: http://www.cervenabarvapress.com/newsletter.htm

Jane Hammons is up at Metazen with a new Headstone (for Michael 1952-2004): http://www.metazen.ca/?p=11267

Scott McClanahan gets grilled at Oxford American by James Williamson: AUTHOR INTERVIEW: Scott McClanahan :: Oxford American – The Southern Magazine of Good Writing

Cheryl at Apocrypha & Abstractions likes them quirky, but she likes them great, too. Here’s Gessy Alvarez with her latest: http://apocryphaandabstractions.wordpress.com/2012/10/08/sassy-wench-by-gessy-alvarez/

Joseph Quintela dishes at Discordia with So Old It’s New: http://www.discordia.com.au/so-old-its-new-interview-with-emerging-artist-joseph-quintela/. Then check out his new artwork in A-Minor Magazine: http://aminormagazine.com/2012/10/08/living-in-the-end-of-time/

Matthew Sherling has two new pieces up at Have U Seen My Whale #4: http://husmw4.tumblr.com/matthew_sherling

Patrick Ryan in Granta with “Grand Mal”: http://www.granta.com/New-Writing/Grand-Mal (thanks for the link, Loren!)

At HTMLGiant, an anonymous reviewer of Frank Hinton’s (of Metazen) new Action, Figure: http://htmlgiant.com/reviews/action-figure-2/

James Claffey brings it at Necessary Fiction with the birdcage: Necessary Fiction

Don’t hold your breath, it’s just another debate! They come, and they go, like everything else in life.

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About Robert Vaughan

Originally from NY, published author, editor, and workshop leader, his poems and fiction are widely found in over 500 print and online magazines, such as Necessary Fiction, BlazeVOX, Connotation Press, BlazeVOX, Thrice, Literary Orphans and Smokelong Quarterly. He is Managing Editor at (b)OINK magazine and leads round- tables for Redoak Writing. He is a six times 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 collections 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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8 Responses to HUMP it up!

  1. I would (hopefully? probably? ) be a jazz musician. In other words, still starving, but “communicating” in a different way.

  2. Andrea says:

    Hump it up when you don’t really need it. Hump it up until you can feel it.
    I too toy with the idea of DJ’ing in my own coffee shop. And so many other career ideas. FUN! Thanks for the wonderful post, keeping us all in the know!

  3. Theo says:

    Yup, DJ or performer. Oh wait, I already do that, and you asked what I MIGHT be doing if not this. Traveling around the world?

  4. Shari says:

    I’d be a debater. Ha! Thanks again for this wonderful weekly blog.

  5. Robert, thank you for the mention!

  6. Musician/singer/songwriter of the Americana guitars, mandolins, string band variety, protagonist Mugsy Phlegmming in my own detective noir spoof, photo journalist, or maker of hand made artist’s books. Thanks for posing the question. I may continue to ponder this for the rest of the day.

  7. Wallace says:

    I’d be a comedian of irreverence, bawdiness and in-yer-face style, like a male version of Sarah Silverman.

  8. Gemma says:

    I’d be a tattoo artist.

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