24 Briarwood Circle
Worcester, MA 01606 USA
Ken Slaughter lives in Worcester, Massachusetts, with his
wife and two cats. He recently retired from a career in information technology.
Ken has been writing poetry for a long time, but in 2011 he made a decision
that changed his life: he decided to concentrate on tanka. Ken’s first published
tanka appeared in A Hundred Gourds in the spring of 2012. Later that
year, he won second prize in the TSA annual contest, along with an honorable
mention. In 2014 he received an honorable mention in the contest. In 2015 he
took first prize and had two more honorable mentions. Some of his work can be
found in the book Petrichor,
available on Amazon. Ken maintains the All Things Tanka blog to
help tanka writers keep track of submission deadlines.
with my life
I twist and
just to get
Atlas Poetica 17
we see our
in a new
will I hear
when it’s my
time to go?
streetlights come on