Arto Vaun is a poet & songwriter originally from Boston. His first book, 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 & chair of the English & Communications program at the American University of Armenia. He is also the founding editor of Locomotive. In 2014, Vaun was awarded the Tololyan Prize in Literature. He holds a PhD in Creative Writing from the University of Huddersfield.