HUMP December

HUMP December

Reading at KGB Bar Dec 2012

Happy, happy, joy, joy! So fortunate to be asked to read in NYC again, third time’s a charm, at the venerable KGB Bar on East 4th Street, in Manhattan, last Sunday, December 16th. This was a gathering of 52/250, a writing collective that lasted for one entire year:

I read two pieces, one called “Moving to Los Angeles” which appeared at 52/250 during week #43, theme was To The Core: It’s a strange piece, but then, did you expect anything else? I also read a new poem that I am currently submitting called “What Some Boys Do.” I am deeply indebted to the three incredible editors who made this project seamless: Michelle Elvy, John Wentworth Chapman and Walter Bjorkman.

1)    Who doesn’t love good news, so I was incredibly happy to learn about this: Congratulations to my co-nominee, Ethel Rohan, and hearty thanks to Frank Hinton, Christopher Allen, Len Kuntz and all the remaining devoted Metazen staff!

2)   The Winter issue of JMWW has dropped with outstanding, diverse flash fiction from Gregory Sherl, Jeanann Verlee, Alex Koplow, Tawnysha Greene, and Ajay Vishwanathan. Also check out the incredible poetry, fiction and more! I’m the senior Flash Fiction editor and Michael Gillian Maxwell is my awesome flash partner in crime! Thanks to him, and to Jen Michalski for the best job in the world, and to the rest of the JMWW staff: amazing work!

3)    I have a new piece up at Red Fez, part of my new poetry collection about hate crimes and more:

4)    Here are some great articles about writing from Writers Digest, thanks to Gay Degani at Flash Fiction Chronicles for the notice:

5)    Check out the December issue of Connotation Press, the fiction is outstanding! But then, editor Meg Tuite rocks it every time:

6)    So many people chiming in on last Friday’s events in Connecticut. Here is an amazing, personal essay at The Rumpus from Alizah Salario:

And another amazing response from poet Yusef Komunyakaa at NPR: ‘Rock Me, Mercy’: A Poem Written In Mourning : NPR

7)  Have you ordered Gregory Sherl’s “Monogamy Songs” from Future Tense Books yet? If not, what the HELL are you waiting for? Get some here:

8)    Dan Pallotta appeals from the heart with his “Never Lie About Who You Really Are” at The Harvard Business Review (he was my boss for three years in the 1990s):

9)  Smokelong Quarterly is released, with a great story by Linda Simoni-Wastila, “The Abridged Biography of an American Sniper”:

10)    My buddy, Michael Seidel, is nominated for the Micro- Fiction Award for his incredible “Dialysis” at Camroc Press Review:

11) Patrick Trotti rolls out his impressive year end reading list at JMWW:

Also, if you missed it like I did, the NY Times 100 Notable Books of 2012:

100 Notable Books of 2012 –

12)  Kyle Hemmings blows us away in “Ugly Boys” at Pure Slush:

What if every day was a holiday?


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 HUMP December

  1. timothygager says:

    Great posting, Robert.

  2. Michael Gillan Maxwell says:

    Another great Hump Day! Once again, congrats on your 3rd KGB reading ~ I recognized the 2nd piece ~ and thanks for the shout out!

  3. Donna says:

    Congratulations on your nomination, it’s a great story.

  4. Warren B. says:

    Love the HUMP day posts! I actually missed getting last week’s blog when you were away!

  5. Shari says:

    I’m so happy to see you getting the accolades that you deserve. You work so hard and share so many other writers’ joys. Congratulations!

  6. Andrea says:

    Congrats on the nomination and thanks for the humpty hump!!!!

  7. Wow so much happening… great to see all this wonderful news and wonderful sharing, Robert! Such a pleasure meeting you on Sunday!

  8. Kate says:

    Hello! I searched and found you. Thanks for the post. Kate McLen

  9. Tina C. says:

    I just got a chance to peruse this amazing internet web page a few weeks ago. I had actually loved a few of resources and links you supplied right the beginning. Huge flashes upward to make this some kind of great website with lots of reading variety!

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