Arto Vaun is a poet, musician, and the director of the Center for Creative Writing at the American University of Armenia.                                  Photo credit: Asatur Yesayants                                                                                  

 Arto Vaun is a poet, musician, and the director of the Center for Creative Writing at the American University of Armenia.                                  Photo credit: Asatur Yesayants                                                                                  

The sequence of 66 poems that makes up [Vaun’s] ambitious first collection is open and spacious.
— The Guardian
Vaun’s poems are pervaded with a passionate intelligence that is at once both nakedly personal and socially wide-angle in its views of the past and present.
— Poetry Review (UK)

Poetry available on Amazon. 

Oftentimes after I review an album, it is filed away and aural space is made for the new release I have to review. Not this time. I have continued listening to [Mishima USA’s] Hold My Breath non-stop. An incredible piece of musicianship.
— Ink19
The Cynthia Sessions is one of the top 10 albums of 2012!
— Pennyblack Music (UK)

Music available on iTunes