Ruined Stars combines a penchant for formal experimentation with a unique, often engagingly puzzling devotion to language and its limits. It explores the author's obsession with travel, magic, and sex and includes baroque feats of word play, some gossipy asides, and the insights of a questioning heart.
RM Vaughan is a video artist and the author of the poetry collections include A Selection of Dazzling Scarves and Invisible to Predators and the novels A Quilted Heart and Spells. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.
"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