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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

  • Concave Buddha, And Other Public Disservice Announcements, The Press of the Third Mind, 1991
  • Detached Retinas, Zombie Logic Press, 1997
  • Flesh Wounds, Zombie Logic Press, 2011
  • Submerged Structure, Zombie Logic Press, 2012
  • The Toughskin Rhinoceros Wrangler Company, Zombie Logic Press, 2012

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Speaking Engagements

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