blackbird Spring 2008  Vol. 7  No. 1



   Review | A Murmuration of Starlings,
                     by Jake Adam York

Ron Slate lives in Milton, Massachusetts, and has worked in corporate communications for over two decades. He earned an MA in creative writing from Stanford in 1973 and also studied at the University of Wisconsin. From 1973–1988 he edited The Chowder Review. His poetry has been published in journals like Antaeus, The Georgia Review, and Poetry Northwest. In 2001, after a hiatus of almost twenty years, he started writing poetry again, producing The Incentive of the Maggot (Houghton Mifflin, 2005), winner of the Bakeless Prize. The book has been nominated as the best book of poetry of 2005 by the National Book Critics Circle, the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize given by the Academy of American Poets, and it won the Levis Reading Prize for the best first or second book of poetry. Slate‚Äôs most recent collection of poems, The Great Wave, will be available in the spring of 2009.  

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