Thursday, February 14, 2019
Stanford M. Forrester/Haiku Writing Presentation and Workshop
Austin 217, Milton Stern Room, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Space is limited. Please RSVP Margaret.Shea@uconn.edu.
Sponsored by the English Speaker’s Fund, the English Department, and the Creative Writing Program.
Stanford M. Forrester is a past president of the Haiku Society of America as well as the editor of bottle rockets: a collection of short verse, which boasts its 20th year in print. Forrester has had poems published in many journals and anthologies worldwide. He perhaps is most proud of his haiku being included in Haiku edited by Peter Washington in the Everyman’s Pocket Poetry Series published by Knopf and Haiku in English: The First 100 Years by Norton. In 2004, he took first seat in the 57th Annual Basho Anthology Contest in Ueno, Japan, and in 2012, one of his haiku won second place in the International Robert Frost Poetry & Haiku Contest. Most recently, one of his poems was featured on Haiku Masters in Japan on NHK TV and this past summer a haiku of his won in the Ito-En Japanese Green Tea Contest. He now drinks a lot of green tea.