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Haiku poet coming to the Forum

Laurinburg, N.C. - American haiku poet, editor, publisher and public speaker Jim Kacian will be featured at the St. Andrews Writers’ Forum Thursday.

Free and open to the public, the Forum begins at 8 p.m. in Orange Main Lounge on the University Campus.

Kacian has published 16 books of poetry, with 14 dedicated to haiku or haiku-related genres. In 1993, he founded Red Moon Press, the largest publisher of haiku and haiku-related books outside Japan with more than 60 titles in print. In 1999, Kacian co-founded the World Haiku Association with Ban'ya Natsuishi and Dimitar Anakiev. In 2008, he formed and created The Haiku Foundation, a non-profit organization that focuses on archiving English-language haiku's first century.

Kacian has received numerous awards for his haiku, including The Kusamakura International Haiku Competition, The Winter Moon International Haiku Competition, Cascina Macondo Concorso Intarnazionale de Poesia Haiku in Lingua Italiana 5a Edizione and the 17th Ito-En Haiku Competition Judge's Award.

For more information about the Writers' Forum, creative writing or the St. Andrews Press, call 910-277-5310 or email press@sapc.edu.

About St. Andrews University

St. Andrews is a student and teaching-focused University which offers a broad range of undergraduate majors in a curriculum that is global in scope and practical in its application. St. Andrews has added a first graduate level program with a Masters in Business Administration. The quality of the St. Andrews educational experience has been recognized by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, and GI Jobs among others. In addition to its academic programs, the University has an acclaimed university press, men’s and women’s athletic teams, a nationally competitive equestrian program, and an award-winning pipe band. St. Andrews is a branch of Webber International University, Florida. Further information may be obtained by visiting the University’s website www.sapc.edu, calling 800-763-0198, or sending an e-mail to info@sapc.edu.


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