R. M. Vaughan

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

Born in Saint John, New Brunswick, Vaughan is a graduate of the creative writing program at the University of New Brunswick. Vaughan currently lives in Toronto. He was playwright-in-residence at Buddies in Bad Times in 1994-95, and has published numerous works, including articles in Utne Reader. He is openly gay.[1]

His most recent work, Bright Eyed, is a memoir of his struggles with insomnia.[2]


  • The InCorrupt Tables (Wild East/Salamanca Chapbooks, 1992 (reprinted 1995), poetry)
  • William Forrestali's (Muted) Cornucopia (Studio 21 Halifax, 1992, art catalogue)
  • Beyond Bad Times (Snowapple Press, 1993, anthology)
  • Expressions: Writing About Psychiatric Survival (Expressions Press, 1993, anthology)
  • Shout and Speak Out Loud: Atlantic Canadians on Child Sexual Abuse (Wild East, 1993, anthology)
  • Semiotext(e) CANADAS (Semiotext(e) Publications, 1994, anthology)
  • Plush (Coach House Press, 1995, anthology)
  • Symbiosis: The Clinic (Symbiosis Collective, 1995, art catalogue)
  • The Last Word (Insomniac Press, 1995, anthology)
  • a selection of dazzling scarves (ECW Press, 1996, poetry)
  • DISCovering Authors: Canadian Series (Gale Research, 1996, CD Rom)
  • Carnival: A Scream In High Park Reader (Insomniac Press, 1996, anthology)
  • Painted, Tainted, Sainted by Sky Gilbert (PUC Press, 1996, introduction)
  • Blues and True Concussions: 6 New Poets (House of Anansi, 1996, anthology)
  • To Monsieur Desmoulins... (Tortoise Shell and Black, 1997, poetry chapbook)
  • Gay Love Poetry (Robinson Publishing U.K. 1997, anthology)
  • The Ecstatic Moment: The Best of Libido (Dell Books, 1997, anthology)
  • 96 Tears (in my jeans) (Broken Jaw Press, 1998, poetry chapbook)
  • A Quilted Heart (Insomniac Press, 1998, novel)
  • Contra/Dictions: Queer Male Fiction (Arsenal Pulp Press, 1998, anthology).
  • Written in the Skin (Insomniac Press, 1998, anthology)
  • Rhubarb-O-Rama! (Blizzard Press, 1998, anthology of plays)
  • Restless Requiem: Catherine Hale's Seductive Altars (Art Centre, University of New Brunswick Press, 1998, art catalogue)
  • Invisible to Predators (ECW Press, 1999, poetry)
  • Camera, Woman (2001, drama)
  • Spells (2003, novel)
  • The Monster Trilogy (2003, drama)
  • Ruined Stars (2004, poetry)
  • Troubled: A Memoir in Poems (2008, poetry)
  • Bright Eyed (2015, memoir)


  1. ^ R. M. Vaughan (March–April 2007). "Cairo's Man Show". Utne Reader. Archived from the original on 2010-12-25. Retrieved 2007-07-17. 
  2. ^ "RM Vaughan tries to keep Bright Eyed in new book". Daily Xtra, May 14, 2015.

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