Leo Birthdays, Trips, and Inspiration

The Cheapskate by Robert Vaughan « In Between Altered States “Adversity” at Danse Macabre: Azaad Poetry “True North” at Litsnack: TRUE NORTH by Robert Vaughan – LITSNACK “Pretzel Logic” and “True North” at MiCrow:  http://www.fullofcrow.com/images/microw3pdf.pdf “Rescue” at The Camel Saloon: The Camel Saloon: Rescue “Corporate Runner” at Girls with Insurance: Corporate Runner | GwI “Mountain Deep, River High” at Four and Twenty:  http://4and20poetry.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/4and20_v3i8.pdf I am still waiting for poems to appear in an August issue that were accepted at Heavy Bear Heavybear, and a story, “Liminal” to appear at The Lesser Flamingo  lesserflamingo – Home. And there are four or five other acceptances on the close horizon as I continue to write, revise, submit, and repeat! We have our last summer roundtables this week at Redbird- Redoak Studio. And as I was recently asked by founder of jmww magazine, Jen Michalski for a picture and bio, I can only assume that I will finally be added to their website as a full-fledged editor! I have been reading pieces for the magazine for roughly three months. I am teaching a workshop for Redbird- Redoak this fall. It’s called Flash in the Pan, a flash workshop for writers interested in what many are considering the fastest growing genre in writing. It will be October 30th at the Marian Center. For more details, visit the Redbird Redoak website. RedBird-RedOak ~ A Unique Writing Community. One of the poetry activities we shared with the kids this summer really got me thinking, so I wanted to share an edited version with you. Take a few moments, when you have time, to really ponder the following, and create a short written list for each question: Where do you feel happiest? Where do you feel most at home? Where would you come from if you weren’t born where you were? Now write a poem, informed from the above data. You can start it with “I Come From” or it could be a list poem, or an abstraction. Have fun! Throw open those windows and enjoy the rest of summer. Better yet, get outside whenever possible. Laugh at the sky.]]>

15 thoughts on “Leo Birthdays, Trips, and Inspiration”

  1. You are so sweet to mention us all! It’s been a wonderful month and SO very happy and grateful to celebrate with you and S. So very proud of all your productivity and creativeness. You are loved and appreciated. I adore you.

  2. I am also a Leo, too, Robert (August 23rd). So, yeah for the lions! Congrats on all of your continued success. I wish we were in NYC at the same time, but I was in the Hamptons. Would have been nice to see you and catch up!

  3. Robert, you look amazing for being 50 years young. Congratulations on all of your writing success. And becoming an editor for jmww, that is well deserved. Your students must just adore you! Your flash fiction and poetry continues to wow me. Just amazing.

  4. I can’t think of a better person to have all of this success than you. Since the days we met through the New York office of the Aids Ride, you have given so much back to others. I can’t tell you how happy I am for you that you have found your writing. And the years of patience is certainly paying off. You must have volumes of work ready for publication. A book next? I see it coming.

  5. Happy Birthday, fellow Leo! Mine is August also. We rock, ha ha. In our own minds, I guess, right?
    And I hope you know that I do admire your work, it’s getting to be quite the body you are assembling. Wow. I love the “Adversity” poem, seems like there is probably a story behind the creation of that one. As there probably is with much of your work. Thanks for sharing so much of your heart and soul with us, Robert. I appreciate it, and you.

  6. Hi Honey,
    Just went back and read the list you had. Wonderful, of course, I love your brain and your poetry. LOL
    Love you so, Mom

  7. Happy belated Birthday, Robert. Sounds like you had a great trip to New York. I checked out the Crosby online and it looks like a very upscale hotel. You scored! So nice that you spent an entire week in luxury. As far as your work goes, this entire new list of publications are all great! I especially enjoyed the flash piece at In Between Altered States, and the poem “Adversity” at Danse Macabra. But they’re all great! Congratulations on your continued success. Those kids at camp are lucky to have you and the other teachers.

  8. You are so wonderful, I can’t express or yes, maybe I can, how much I love reading your words. I send you the biggest hug I have for today….

  9. Love the opening of this blog, and I feel like there is so much I want to congratulate you about: the blog, your increasing writing credits (love the latest batch) and the WUWM radio interview. But, perhaps most importantly, as one of the kids moms that you have coached, thanks so much for sharing your gifts and talents with our kids. You are a natural born teacher.

  10. You have a way with words that is so unique. I am a big fan! I really enjoyed your interview today on lake effect. I am inspired to read and try more flash fiction so thanks for this.

  11. We’re the same age! I always thoght 1960 was the best year to be born in… if you forget how how you are, all you need do is look at the current year.
    I read your piece over at The Not and enjoyed it thoroughly. Sounds like you’re quite the writer – congratulations on all your accomplishments. And happy 50!

  12. Please tell me it worked right? I dont want to sum it again if i do not have to! Either the blog glitched out or i am an idiot. The second option doesn’t surprise me… lol. Thanks for a great blog!

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