Selection of Dazzling Scarves
A “Best Book of 1997” as chosen by George Elliot Clarke of the Halifax Chronicle-Herald
One of the “Top Ten Books of 1996” as chosen by Maria Kubacki of the New Brunswick Reader
A Selection of Dazzling Scarves is a provocative first collection from one of Canada’s most exciting and controversial emerging writers. Weaving together narratives of love, loss, and anger, Vaughan draws a politically blunt but linguistically playful portrait of a young gay man’s coming of age. Romatic and erotic, stylized yet truthful, Vaughan’s skillful mixture of confessional and experimental styles creates a passion-charged poetry.
R. M. Vaughan is a leading voice in the next wave of gay poets.