Slade, Leonard A., Jr.

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SLADE, Leonard A., Jr.

SLADE, Leonard A., Jr. American, b. 1942. Genres: Poetry, Essays. Career: Kentucky State University, Frankfort, instructor, 1965-70, associate professor and chair of English department, 1972-73, professor and chair of English department, 1973-78, chair of Department of Literature and Languages, 1978-83, chair of Division of Humanities and Fine Arts, 1981- 83, chairman of Division of Literature, Languages, and Philosophy, 1982-85, dean of College of Arts and Sciences, 1985-88; State University of New York at Albany, professor and chair of the Department of Africana Studies, 1988-, writer. Visiting eminent scholar at Virginia State University, 1983; writer in residence at Bennington College, 1983, 1986. Publications: POETRY VOLUMES: Another Black Voice: A Different Drummer, 1988; The Beauty of Blackness, 1989; I Fly Like a Bird, 1992; The Whipping Song, 1993; Vintage, 1995; Fire Burning, 1995. EDITOR: A Collection of Short Stories, 1974; Black Essays, 1995. OTHER: Critical Essays on Language and Literature, 1973; (with K.J. Lawless) A Selected Working Bibliography of Twenty-Four American Authors, 1974. Contributor to periodicals. Address: Dept of Africana Studies, Business Administration Bldg, State University of New York at Albany, 1400 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12222, U.S.A.