Poet, press founder reading at Forum
Free and open to the public, the St. Andrews Writers’ Forum has been running continuously for 43 years.
An Oregon native, Bayes came to St. Andrews in 1968 to assist in the creation of the college's creative writing department after teaching at East Oregon State College and the University of Maryland. Founder and Emeritus publisher of the St. Andrews Review and the St. Andrews Press, Bayes has also seen numerous pieces published. Among his collections are The Casketmaker, Porpoise, Tokyo Annex, King of August, Fram and the 1985 Pulitzer Prize nominated Beast in View.
Among his many honors are the North Carolina Award for Literature, The Roanoke-Chowan Prize for Poetry, North Carolina Writers' Network Lifetime Achievement Award, now named in his honor and the North Carolina Writers' Conference Award.
Bayes received his B.S. and M.S. from East Oregon State College and received the Doctor of Humane Letters Honorary Degree from St. Andrews in 2005.
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