HUMP Gender

Hello friends!

What a busy time, on the planet, in our country, in our lives. The pace seems frenetic, and crazed at times. So, when, and if you get a chance, here are some great threads to enjoy:

Bud Smith has this kickass blog radio show, The Unknown Show, and this week he interviewed me and I got to read “The Lost and Erasable Parts of Us” (published here:

Also I read my poem, “Adversity” which was published in the Red Fez Sandy Hook Memorial Tribute:

Another writer interviewed was Matthew Guerruckey, editor of Drunk Moneys  ( Bud also plugged Aaron Dietz’s Superhero Anthology and read one of his magnificent poems which Aaron read in the recent Uno Kudo Los Angeles event.

Here is Bud Smith’s UNKNOWN show:

Over a year ago, I had a piece taken for Stripped: A Collection of Anonymous Flash edited by Nicole Monaghan. The concept, and the reveal of author’s paired with their pieces, one year later, is here:

Jodi Paloni is up at Monkeybicycle with her flash piece, “Alchemy”:

Marcus Speh at A-Minor with “One Week on the Happy Isles”:

Teisha Dawn Twomey is up at New Graffiti, with “How do you like your grits cooked?”:

Ben Tanzer is at The Weeklings with Bed Sex:

“As Outside the Clouds Made Fists” is a micro-flash by Kathy Fish at Metazen: Also, if you want more of Kathy, which we all do, then read Christopher Allen’s fantastic review of her insatiable book, Together We Can Bury it, at Fictionaut:

Chris Dankland brings it with “Infestation” at Everyday Genius:

Alex Pruteanu has an interview at Fictionaut in the F5 series: If you have not yet ordered Alex’s new book, Gears, then what are you waiting for?:

Are you planning to attend the upcoming AWP Conference in Boston this March? If so, I hope to see you there! In the next few weeks, I will post information about Off-site readings I have been asked to participate in.


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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5 Responses to HUMP Gender

  1. Lx says:

    You KNOW I will see you and hang with you at AWP. Several times, I hope.

  2. Andrea says:

    YAY Hump Day and YAY BUD!!!

  3. Shari says:

    Enjoyed the radio show, Robert. You’re a natural!

  4. Theo says:

    Another great HUMP day blog, my friend. Can’t wait for Microtones to come out.

  5. dcallen2 says:

    Thanks for mentioning my review of Kathy Fish’s collection, RV!

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