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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Thomas L. Vaultonburg  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Poetry

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1969 in Rockford, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Thomas was born in Rockford, Illinois, in Swedish American Hospital, and I currently live three blocks from that very same hospital. I attended Rock Valley College and Rockford College.

Biographical and Professional Information

Thomas Vaultonburg began publishing poetry at 18, and his first book, ''Concave Buddha'', was published by The Press of the Third Mind in Chicago when he was 19. Since then he has published over 200 poems and two more books of poetry, ''Detached Retinas'' (1997) and ''Flesh Wounds'' (2011), both by Zombie Logic Press.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

CONCAVE BUDDHA, And Other Public Disservice Announcements

The Press of the Third Mind, Chicago. 1991

Detached Retinas
ISBN: 0967019109

Zombie Logic Press. 1997

Detached Retinas is the second book of Thomas L. Vaultonburg, one of the most innovative and widely published poets of the younger generation. The poems herein are energetic, fun and wildly original. Vaultonburg was heralded by both Ginsberg and Bukowski as one of the emerging poets on the American scene. His work can be mistaken for no one else's.

Submerged Structure
ISBN: 0967019133

Zombie Logic Press. 2012

Submerged Structure is the fourth volume of poetry by American poet Thomas L. Vaultonburg

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