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Arto Vaun is a poet & songwriter originally from Boston. His book-length poem, Capillarity, was published by Carcanet in 2009. His poems & essays have appeared in various anthologies & magazines, & he's appeared on the BBC & other media outlets. As a musician, Vaun has shared bills with artists like Rufus Wainwright, Daniel Johnston, Ben Kweller, Kimya Dawson, Mark Eitzel, & the War on Drugs.

Currently he lives in Yerevan, Armenia, where he's the Founder/Director of the Center for Creative Writing & the Chair of the English & Communications BA program at the American University of Armenia. In 2016 he launched Locomotive, an international journal of new writing. Vaun was awarded the Tololyan Prize in Literature in 2014. He has attended the University of Massachusetts, Harvard University, and the University of Glasgow. Vaun holds a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Huddersfield.

Contact: avaun@aua.am

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