Ken Westdorp is a longtime Surrey poet, painter and oragami artist who has just published his first collection of poems titled Gateway to Obscurity. Ken had begun writing as a child but most of his published work has been done within the last 10 years. The first thing he ever wrote was a short story about imaginary animals, and his first poem was written either for mother’s day or Valentine’s day. Earlier, a couple of his poems appeared in ‘We Are Newton’ anthology. Inspired by Frank Miller and Alan Moore, Ken is now working on a follow up collection Strength and Vulnerability that will take ‘a much broader view of the human condition and the way it relates to various aspects of the environment’.
Ken lives with his wife in the Whalley area where they devote a large portion of their time volunteering to assist homeless people living on the ‘Strip’.
At the August 25 gathering of Surrey Muse, Ken will be our BookSigning Author. More about the event is here: august-25-gathering
Surrey Muse gatherings take place
on the unceded territories of the
Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.