Addicts & Basements (Paperback)

By Robert Vaughan

Civil Coping Mechanisms, 9781937865238, 137pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2014

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"Drawing its energy from society's underbelly-the dim corner booths of bars, the stalls of public bathrooms, the thickets of unkempt parks-Vaughan's book is part prose poem, part fractured sonnet, part Whitmanian love-cry. 'What were your last thoughts, Ophelia? Were / you loved enough? Will I ever know when I am?' When this poet speaks, we are compelled by the plaintive urgency of eros in his voice. On the edge of a low-lit Interstate highway somewhere between Los Angeles and New York City, Addicts & Basements yawps and pivots and veers, praising its own wreckage." -Dorianne Laux, author of The Book of Men.