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Stanford M. Forrester

Stanford M. Forrester, 2022
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Stanford Malman Forrester (born Stanford Marcus Feit, April 19, 1963, Staten Island, New York, U.S.A.; haigō: sekiro), American haiku poet, editor, and publisher. He worked eight years in marketing and editorial acquisitions at Yale University Press, five years as coordinator of the Freeman Asian/Asian-American Initiative, then as freelance poetry editor and book designer. He is the founder (1999) and editor of Bottle Rockets: A Collection of Short Verse. Known for haiku and senryu with existentialist, Buddhist, Taoist, and stoic leanings, Forrester has published four books, eleven chapbooks, and six broadsides, and his work has been included in two dozen haikai anthologies and college textbooks. Forrester served as Haiku Society of America president in 2003 and earlier as first and second vice president and coordinator for the HSA Northeast Metro Region. He was a member of the planning committee for Haiku North America 2003—New York City, a co-director of the Haiku Circle in Northfield, Mass. (2007), founder of two haiku groups: Hi/Low (1999) and Receding Voices (online, 2021). Forrester lives in Windsor, Connecticut.

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Updated on October 29, 2022