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Two Poems by Ron Bayes Published by Word Salad Poetry Magazine

Laurinburg, NC, January 10, 2009 --( Two poems by poet Ron Bayes of Laurinburg have been published in the winter edition of the Word Salad Poetry Magazine. A biographical sketch of Bayes as well as his poems can be found on the publication's website at

Bayes has been the writer in residence at St. Andrews Presbyterian College since 1968. The two poems that appear in the publication are entitled “A Focus” and “Dear Boy”.

Bayes has published 13 books of poetry, two plays, a chapbook of short fiction, and a work of criticism “John Reed and The Limits of Idealism.” He is a recipient of North Carolina’s highest civilian award, The North Carolina Award. The North Carolina Writers’ Network presented him with its first annual Lifetime Achievement Award – which is named in his honor.

From St. Andrews, Bayes received an honorary doctor of humane letters in 2005.

Bayes was born and raised in Oregon, served in the military in Iceland, received undergraduate and master’s degrees at Eastern Oregon University and later studied at The University of Pennsylvania. After teaching for the University of Maryland on two occasions and living in Japan, he came to St. Andrews where he teaches creative writing, modern poetry, and Japanese fiction and film.


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