Addicts & Basements (Civil Coping Mechanisms) publication day!

Best cover shot] 1524038_10202693615840063_1624454735_o   You can order the new book here: Addicts & Basements: Robert Vaughan: 9781937865238: Amazon.com: Books And to think, at this time last year, MICROTONES had not yet been released. And DIPTYCHS + TRIPTYCHS + LIPSTICKS + DIPSHITS was just a quadrophonic idea. And yet, both chapbooks are available also! You can look under My Books for more information! Life is good. Please help me spread the word. It’s how books get noticed, purchased, shared… read. I so appreciate the support. Eternal thanks to Michael Seidlinger and Civil Coping Mechanisms.  ]]>

Addicts & Basements Goodreads Giveaway Contest

Addicts & Basements| Civil Coping Mechanisms is scheduled for release on February 1, 2014. To honor this huge event, I’m hosting a Goodreads giveaway! From today until March 1, 2014, all you have to do is register here, at my Goodreads page, and you are eligible to win a copy of Addicts & Basements! Details are also at this site: Goodreads | Book giveaway for Addicts & Basements by Robert Vaughan Jan 24-Mar 01, 2014(showing 1-8 of 8) entries: Please help spread the word? The more entries we get, the merrier…and best of luck! Win your copy of Addicts & Basements today!]]>

Diptychs + Triptychs review at HTMLGIANT

Bones Buried in the Dirt and forthcoming The Garden of Good and Evil Pancakes). This is so wonderful, and I am deeply grateful to both David, and Janice Lee who is the Reviews Editor at HTMLGIANT: Diptychs + Triptychs + Lipsticks + Dipshits by Robert Vaughan | HTMLGIANT. Also, I’ve been on such a high since my editor and publisher, Michael Seidlinger at Civil Coping Mechanisms posted the new photo of the first copy of Addicts & Basements, my new book, available February 1: First copy of finished book Life is good, despite the the wind chill dipping us below zero. Who cares? Party time!!!  ]]>

"The Bagpipe Refrain" to be included in Literary Orphans Anthology

Literary Orphans Anthology. This must have been a very onerous and difficult process to select exactly what might be included: Best of Literary Orphans, Year One Anthology [SELECTIONS] “The Bagpipe Refrain” originally appeared in the Marilyn issue: The Bagpipe Refrain by Robert Vaughan. I also had a poem, “Aretha,” in the Wordsworth issue: Aretha by Robert Vaughan. And in the same issue, John Riley reviewed Microtones, my first chapbook: A Review of Robert Vaughan’s Microtones by John Riley. Editor-in-chief of Literary Orphans, Mike Joyce, has been a friend and a writer with whom I have exchanged many great writerly ideas over the past year (or two) since Literary Orphans took shape and blossomed into the distinctive literary magazine of such high quality it currently is. I look forward to this first anthology and to many more of our wonderful, friendly exchanges. Congratulations, Mike, Scott Waldyn, Doriana Lareau and all of the other staff! So thrilled, and proud of you all. Both of these pieces, “The Bagpipe Refrain” and “Aretha” are included in my upcoming book, Addicts & Basements from Civil Coping Mechanisms, coming February 1, 2014: Addicts & Basements by Robert Vaughan | Civil Coping Mechanisms.]]>

Pieces from Addicts & Basements at Atticus Review

The Fun We Had, Messes of Men and Laughter of Strangers; also Left Hand by Paul Curran; Winterswim by Ryan Bradley; Black Cloud by Juliet Escoria; Walls- an excerpt by Andrew Duncan Worthington; excerpts from Addicts & Basements by yours truly; excerpts from Green Light by Kyle Muntz; and an excerpt from We Will Listen For You by Nick Ripatrazone: Short Fiction | Atticus Review The pieces Michael selected of mine are here: Addicts: An Excerpt All are forthcoming in Addicts & Basements, on February 1, listed here, each with a footnote: Gauze, A Medical Dressing, A Scrim (won 2nd place in the Flash Fiction Chronicles Contest, 2013) Flip of a Coin (the original was drafted within days of learning I was traveling to India in 2006) Most Popular Baby Names of 2013 (prompted by the great list pieces published at McSweeny’s) The Femur (workshopped at Esalen Institute, Writing & Knowing workshop, summer 2013) Six Glimpses of the Uncouth (an ekphrastic piece, prompted by six paintings by Andre Schmucki) I hope you enjoy these! And thanks, Michael, and Atticus Review, for this great opportunity!  ]]>