Gone Lawn Journal issue #11

Gone Lawn Journal, thanks to guest editor Yarrow Paisley. There are several other talented writers in this issue, including Berit Ellingsen, Stephen Ramey, Nicolette Wong, Neila Mezynski, and many more. Featured artist is Pd Lietz and painting is called Maelstrom: Issue #11 Frontispiece The five pieces I’ve published are: The Hazards of Moving in With a Couple, A Wonderful Life, Dirty Laundry, Mercy, and Nuts: Gone Lawn 11 : Robert Vaughan These are pieces I am considering for my upcoming full length book, Addicts and Basements, from Civil Coping Mechanisms.  ]]>

"Leaving" and Microtones at Olentangy Review

Robert Vaughan – Olentangy Review Today I was happily informed they’ve added a Marketplace tab to their incredibly supportive literary website. My book, Microtones, is mentioned, along with other published writers and authors, Walter Bjorkman, Jane Flett, Bob Eckstein, Marcus Speh, and Bill Yarrow: Marketplace – Olentangy Review Thanks, Darryl and Melissa for your unwavering support!]]>

"Legacy"

Legacy An observer would have thought her unsuited for that frame. I wondered why my parents kept the photo on the piano. She’d died over ten years ago. Died on her own, by her own stupidity. A visitor would have thought her adorable, precocious, serene. Unable to see the contagious recklessness. Unable to see the damage she inflicted. How my family came undone. I slip her photo into the desk drawer. Underneath a stack of report cards. [This poem is from Microtones by Robert Vaughan Červená Barva Press, 2013]]]>