HUMP defenders

Veteran’s Day came and went without much fanfare, trumped by post- election rhetoric and weather patterns. And yet, my sister placed a photograph of our Dad in navy garb on her Facebook page, and 60 Minutes aired a segment on our troops, which prompted me to search for an article, any well-written, thoughtful tribute, that might be useful for the holiday. And so, here it is…thanks, Guernica:

Nan Levinson’s “Mad, Bad, Sad” from the Guernica archives:

A new flash fiction of mine called “Modern Day Symphony” is published at Midway Journal. Thanks editor Ralph Pennel!

Here is a great interview with Gloria Mindock, fantastic poet and editor at Cervena Barva Press. It appeared at Levure Litteraire:

Also, Two Colors of the Soul: The Selected Poetry of Dmytro Pavlychko is available at Cervena Barva Press: – Two%20Colors%20of%20the%20Soul And, this from editor, Gloria Mindock:

Len Kuntz takes on theme of Fame at Pure Slush with “Fame Like a Drug”:

Terry Lucas brings us a poet he encounters in The Widening Spell” Best American Poetry 2012: James Kimbrell at The Party:

Lynn Melnick’s If I Should Say I Have Hope at YesYes Books:

John Penner writes about Poet Jack Gilbert’s time of triumph and loss. R.I.P. Jack, and thanks for your many influences: – section/-1/article/p2p-73271613/  (Thanks Dorianne Laux and Sara Commito for the link!)

And here are two Gilbert poems, originally published at Granta:

Two poems | New Writing | Granta Magazine

Joani Reese flashes with a little poetry at Pithead Chapel, edited by Keith and Molly:

Matthew Sherling reads his own work at SPACES:

Bonnie Zobell throws down her vast knowledge about chapbooks at Flash Fiction Chronicles: Chapbooks « Flash Fiction Chronicles

Polari Magazine has an interesting piece, 2400 Years of Homosexuality in China By Christopher Bryant:

Claudia Smith brings it at Wigleaf with “Hula”:

Roxane Gay and xTx mix gender pieces at HOBART:

There are rare moments in a writer’s life, when a feeling of accomplishment fills one with satisfaction. I had this sense yesterday, when my copy of Estuary: A Confluence of Art & Poetry arrived. My poem, “Levitation,” is included among such gorgeous, stunning art images and moving, stellar poems. Kudos to the editors, Agnes Marton and Harriette Fowler. Here is a photo, and you can find out more about it here:

Estuary: A Confluence of Art & Poetry by Harriette Lawler: Arts & Photography | Blurb Books

So we’re sliding toward the holiday season at a vast clip. What can you do to stay balanced for the next month? What’s one thing you can do for yourself that might help?

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 600 print and online magazines, such as Necessary Fiction, BlazeVOX, Los Angeles Weekly, Literary Orphans and Smokelong Quarterly. He is Editor-in-Chief at Bending Genres and leads round- tables for Redoak Writing in Milwaukee. He is nine 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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1 Response to HUMP defenders

  1. Andrea says:

    SO PROUD of you and that book! Congratulations!!!! And as always thanks for the Humpty Hump dance of information. xoxo

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