R.M. Vaughan. Courtesy Whitehot Magazine.

Richard Murray Vaughan (born 1965) is a Canadian poet, novelist, playwright, and video artist.

Life[edit | edit source]

Vaughan was born in Saint John, New Brunswick.

He is a graduate of the creative writing program at the University of New Brunswick.

He lives in Berlin, Germany.[1]

He has published numerous works, including articles in Utne Reader. He is openly gay.[2]

His short videos have played in festivals and galleries across Canada and internationally.[1]

He has been a contributing editor for This Magazine, Momus, and Canadian Art online.[1]

Writing[edit | edit source]

His 2015 work, Bright Eyed, is a memoir of his struggles with insomnia.[3]

Recognition[edit | edit source]

Vaughan was playwright in residence at Buddies in Bad Times theatre in 1994-1995.

Publications[edit | edit source]

Poetry[edit | edit source]

  • The InCorrupt Tables (chapbook). Fredericton, NB: Wild East, 1993; Fredericton, NB: Broken Jaw Press, 1995.
  • a selection of dazzling scarves: poems. Toronto: ECW Press, 1996.
  • To Monsieur Desmoulins: Dear Camille, in response to your last letter before execution : 203 years late (chapbook). Toronto: Tortoiseshell & Black, 1997.
  • 96 Tears (in my jeans) (chapbook). Fredericton, NB: Broken Jaw Press, 1997.
  • Invisible to Predators: Poems. Toronto: ECW Press, 1999.
  • 14 Reasons Not to Eat Potato Chips on Church Street. Maxville, ON: above/ground press, [2000?]
  • An Herbal For Men (with Allyson Mitchell; chapbook). Bucky & Fluff Craft Factory. 2002.[4]
  • Ruined Stars: Poems. Toronto: ECW Press, 2004.
  • Troubled: A memoir in poems and fragments. Toronto: Coach House, 2008.

Plays[edit | edit source]

  • Camera, Woman: A play in two parts. Toronto: Coach House, 2000.
  • The Monster Trilogy: Plays. Toronto: Coach House, 2003.

Novels[edit | edit source]

  • A Quilted Heart: A novel. Toronto: Insomniac Press, 1998.
  • Spells: A novel. Toronto: ECW Press, 2003.

Non-fiction[edit | edit source]

  • William Forrestali's (Muted) Cornucopia (art catalogue). Halifax, NS: Studio 21, 1992.[5]
  • Symbiosis: The clinic (art catalogue). Symbiosis Collective, 1995.[5]
  • Restless Requiem: Catherine Hale's seductive altars (art catalogue). Fredericton, NB: Art Centre / University of New Brunswick Press, 1998.[5]
  • Compared to Hitler: Selected essays. Barrie, ON: Tightrope Books,2013.
  • Bright Eyed: Insomnia and its cultures. Toronto: Coach House, 2015.

Anthologized[edit | edit source]

Anthology information courtesy RM Vaughan.[4]

Poetry[edit | edit source]

  • Shout and Speak Out Loud. Wild East, 1993.
  • Expressions. Expressions Press, 1993.
  • Beyond Bad Times. Snow Apple Press, 1993.
  • Plush. Toronto: Coach House, 1995; Toronto: ECW Press, 2000.
  • Blues and True Concussions: 6 new poets. Toronto: Anansi, 1996.
  • Carnival: A Scream in High Park reader. Insomniac Press, 1996.
  • Gay Love Poetry. UK: Robinson Publishing, 1997.
  • Written in the Skin. Insomniac Press, 1998.
  • Coastlines: Atlantic Canadian poetry. Fredericton, NB: Goose Lane Editions, 2002.
  • Geeks, Misfits, and Outlaws. McGilligan Press, 2003.
  • Common Sky: Canadian writers against the war. Three Squares Press, 2003.
  • Desire, Doom, and Vice. Wingate Press, 2005.
  • Seminal: Canadian gay male poetry. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2007.

Fiction[edit | edit source]

  • Carnal Nation. Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2000.
  • The Journey Prize Anthology, 2000. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2000.
  • The Notebooks. Toronto: Random House, 2002.
  • Victory Meat: New fiction from Atlantic Canada. Toronto: Random House, 2003.
  • Toronto Noir. Akashic Books, 2008.

Words With Presents RM Vaughan

Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy WorldCat.[6]

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 About RM Vaughan, RM Vaughan. Web, June 2, 2019.
  2. R. M. Vaughan (March/April 2007). "Cairo's Man Show". Utne Reader. Archived from the original on 2010-12-25. http://www.utne.com/issues/2007_140/gleanings/12476-1.html. Retrieved 2007-07-17. 
  3. "RM Vaughan tries to keep Bright Eyed in new book". Daily Xtra, May 14, 2015.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Books, RM Vaugan. Web, Apr. 4, 2015.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 R.M. Vaughan: Publications, Canadian Poetry Online, University of Toronto Libraries, UToronto.ca, Web, July 6, 2012.
  6. Search results = au:R M Vaughan, WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, Apr. 4, 2015.

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