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Jim Kacian

Jim Kacian

Born: July 26 1953 in Worcester Massachusetts, USA
Resides: Winchester, Virginia, USA
E-mail: jim (dot) kacian (at) comcast (dot) net

Jim Kacian is the founder and director of The Haiku Foundation, owner and publisher of Red Moon Press, and author of more than 20 (mainly haiku) books.

Awards and Other Honors:

The awards that have mattered the most to me have been the honor of working with so many talented and caring people in creating The Haiku Foundation; the trust poets have placed in me to bring their work and projects to fruition; and acknowledgments from those who have taken the time so let me know that one or another of my own poems has touched them in some way.

Books Published:

Major Haiku Books: Presents of Mind (Katsura Press, Lake Oswego OR 1996); Six Directions (La Alameda Press, Albuquerque NM 1997); Iz Kamna [Out of the Stone] (Drustvo Apokalipsa, Ljubljana Slovenia 2001); How to Haiku (Red Moon Press online 2003); border lands (Red Moon Press, Winchester VA 2006); long after (Albalibre, Rossignol Marittimo Italy 2008); where i leave off ('t schrijverke, Den Bosch Netherlands 2010; revised and reissued Red Moon Press, 2021); after/image (Red Moon Press, 2017).

Selected Work
the river
the river makes
of the moon
pain fading the days back to wilderness
my fingerprints
on the dragonfly
in amber
camping alone one star then many
brief bio
i become a bit
all the Perseids fallen crickets


“the river” – Honorable Mention, Mainichi Daily News (1996), First Mainichi Anthology of Winning Selected Haiku, The Red Moon Anthology (1997), Six Directions (1997), Iz Kamna (2002), Shenandoah [musical haibun] (1997), antbook (2000), orbis tertius (2005), long after (2008), Simply Haiku Featured Poet Selection (2009); “pain” - orbis tertius (2005), roadrunner (2007), haikunaut (March 2009), World Haiku Review (2010); “my fingerprints“ – 2003 Kusamakura Haiku Competition (Third Prize), title poem for The Disjunctive Dragonfly (Richard Gilbert), Deutsche Haiku-Gesellschaft, Haiku 21, long after, fingerprints; “camping” – Frogpond 29.2, ginyu 34, Simply Haiku Summer 2009 Featured Poet article, Jim Kacian Week—Electronic Poetry Network (April 28-May 2, 2008, Cornell University’s Mann Library), long after, where i leave off / waar ik ophoud, fingerprints; “brief bio” - after/image; “all the Perseids” - NOON Issue 16, Feb. 2020.

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