Author Archives: Robert Vaughan

About Robert Vaughan

Originally from NY, writer, editor, and workshop leader, his poems and fiction are widely published in print and online magazines, such as Necessary Fiction, BlazeVOX, Connotation Press, Metazen, Thrice, Literary Orphans and Housefire. He is Senior Flash editor at JMWW and Lost in Thought magazines 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) and RIFT, co-authored with Kathy Fish (Unknown Press).

Addicts & Basements by Robert Vaughan

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by Brian Alan Ellis Addicts & Basements by Robert Vaughan Civil Coping Mechanisms, February 2014 142 pages / $13.95  Buy from Amazon ? ? ? ? ? ? ? While waiting for clothes to dry in a…

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National Poetry Month: April 30

Hi friends! It’s the last day of National Poetry Month: BOO! So, today I have selected Mark Doty’s “A Green Crab’s Shell.” I had the great fortune of hearing Mark read this epic poem more than once; most recently at … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: April 29

Hi friends! I grew up in a family with three sisters. Like Chekov, I often joke. Not the playwright himself, but his play, The Three Sisters. But I also feel and claim, in all seriousness, I am lucky. And I … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: April 28th

Hi friends! Back in the day, and by day I mean decades ago, and by decades I mean eighties, I played a video game or two. Or hundreds. Where did all those endless quarters go? I wouldn’t say I was … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: April 26

Hi friends! I knew there would possibly be a day or two this April, in which it would be difficult to read a poem-a-day to honor National Poetry Month. So, when this occurred, I had to find a poem that … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: April 25

Hi friends! Happy Birthday, dear old Dad! You’d have been 88 years young today. One of the many things I learned from my Dad was his love and reverence for nature, the great outdoors, parks, mountains, hiking, and seasons. Changing … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: April 24

Hi friends! Today is, or is it not? It is Wednesday, and that makes it a hump day! But, instead I continue on the April path of National Poetry Month. Today I want to focus on abstraction in relation to … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: April 23

Hi friends! Family visits, spring storms pass overnight. The daylight increases, and buds appear. As does poetry, everywhere it seems. Last night, my co-host of the Middle Coast Poetry reading series, Paul Scot August and I met to envision our … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: April 22

Hi friends… Happy Earth Day! In 1991, I moved to New Hampshire and had a phase of my life I often refer to as my “Thoreau Days.” I lived close to the land, explored the White Mountains, planted a huge … Continue reading

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National Poetry Month: April 21

Hi friends! Some days I just miss New York way too much. So today I read Alan Dugan’s ‘Closing Time at the Second Avenue Deli:’ Robert Vaughan reads ‘Closing Time at the Second Avenue Deli’ by Alan Dugan – YouTube … Continue reading

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