blackbirdonline journalFall 2009  Vol. 8  No. 2
Randy Marshall

   Review | If Birds Gather Your Hair for Nesting,
                     by Anna Journey

Randy Marshall, associate literary editor, earned his MFA in poetry from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1997. His poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in the Richmond Arts Magazine, GSU Review, Cream City Review and Blackbird. Marshall, with Mary Flinn, Andrew Miller and John Venable, edited Larry Levis: The Gazer Within, which was published in 2001 by the University of Michigan Press as part of its Poets on Poetry series. Since 1999, he has been a featured contributor to Platform, a broadside published by New Virginia Review to promote Poetic Principles (an ongoing reading/lecture series that has received support from the National Endowment for the Arts). Selections of his poetry were finalists in the Frank O’Hara Chapbook Competitions for 2004 and 2005.  end

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