“… it’s the extravagance of Vaughan’s vision, together with his lyricism and humanity, that make it possible to walk with him into the darkness, into the place where we are all alone…” — Globe and Mail
Ruined Stars combines a penchant for formal experimentation with a unique, often engagingly puzzling devotion to language and its limits. RM Vaughan’s third collection, Ruined Stars explores his obsession with travel, magic, and sex — each subject layered and re-layered with the “confessional fictions” his poetry is famous for. Fans of Vaughan’s previous books can look forward to more baroque feats of word play, some gossipy asides, and the insights of a questioning heart.
RM Vaughan is a Toronto-based writer and video artist. His books include the poetry collections A Selection of DazzlingScarves and Invisible to Predators, and the novels A Quilted Heart and Spells.
Published: October 2004
Dimensions: 8.5 x 7 in.