Sunday, September 07, 2008

What is Ron Slate reading?

The current featured contributor to Writers Read: Ron Slate, author of the book of poems The Incentive of the Maggot and The Great Wave, forthcoming in April.

A few titles mentioned in his entry:
Frank Bidart's poems Watching the Spring Festival (Farrar Straus), Michael Kruger's novel The Executor (Harcourt) and Anthony Cave Brown's book on the Saudis and Aramco, Oil, God and Gold (Houghton 1999). [read on]
Ron Slate, the winner of the 2004 Bakeless Prize for Poetry, is a graduate of the Stanford University Writing Program. He was the editor of the Chowder Review from 1973 to 1988. Poems from The Incentive of the Maggot appeared in The New Yorker, TriQuarterly, The Threepenny Review, and

The Incentive of the Maggot was nominated for the 2006 National Book Critics Circle poetry prize and the Lenore Marshall Prize of the Academy of American Poets, and was awarded the Larry Levis Prize given by Virginia Commonwealth University.

Visit Ron Slate's website for a selection of his published poems and reviews and commentary.

Writers Read: Ron Slate.

--Marshal Zeringue