Ken Haas


San Francisco, CA

Author's Bio

Ken Haas' first full collection of poetry, Borrowed Light, won the 2020 Red Mountain Press Discovery Award. Ken's work has been published in more than fifty journals, including Clare, Cottonwood, Existere, Forge, The Helix, Natural Bridge, Poet Lore, Quiddity, and Spoon River. He has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, has won the Betsy Colquitt Poetry Award, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Squaw Valley Community of Writers. He received a BA in History and Literature from Harvard College, and an MA in English from the University of Sussex, U.K., where he wrote his dissertation on Wallace Stevens. The son of European immigrants, Ken grew up in New York City and now lives in San Francisco where he works in healthcare and sponsors a weekly poetry writing program at UCSF Children's Hospital.

Publications & Prizes

Borrowed Light (Red Mountain Press, 2020)
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Books: Borrowed Light (Red Mountain Press, 2020)

Anthologies: The Place That Inhabits Us (Sixteen Rivers Press, 2010), the Marin Poetry Anthology (2012, 2013), Fire and Rain: Ecopoetry of California (Scarlett Tanager Books, 2018) 

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Last update: May 06, 2020