Ken Belford (born 1945) is a Canadian poet.
In the 1960s he moved to Hazelton, BC, in traditional Gitxsan territory. For 35 years he guided non-consumptive world travelers in the pristine Damdochax Valley in the vicinity of the headwaters of the Nass River.
More recently, Belford moved to Prince George, BC, where he lives with his partner, artist and activist poet, Si Transken.
Belford has been active in Canadian poetry since the 1960s. He is also known for his prolific chapbook making, having thus far produced 22 [chapbooks.
- Fireweed. Vancouver: Very Stone House, 1967.
- The Post-Electric Caveman. Vancouver: Talonbooks, 1971.
- Sign Language. Repository / Gorse Press, 1979.
- Holding Land. Prince George, BC: Gorse Press, 1988.
- Four Realities: Poets of northern B.C. (by Ken Belford, Barry McKinnon, Barbara Munk, & George Stanley; edited by Don Precosky). Prince George, BC: Caitlin, 1992.
- Pathways into the Mountains. Prince George, BC: Caitlin, 2000. ISBN 0-920576-84-2
- Fragments (chapbook). Prince George, BC: offset house, 2003.
- Sequences: Poetry (chapbook). Prince George, BC: offset house, 2003.
- Transverse (chapbook). Prince George, BC: offset house, 2004.
- Ecologue. Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing, 2005. ISBN 1-55017-349-9
- When Snakes Awaken. Nomados, Vancouver, 2006.
- Seens (chapbook). Prince George, BC: Off-set House, [2008?]
- Lan(d)guage: A sequence in poetics. Halfmoon Bay, BC: Caitlin, 2008. ISBN 978-1-894759-29-8
- Decompositions. Vancouver: Talonbooks, 2010. ISBN 978-0-88922-631-9
- Internodes. Vancouver: Talonbooks, 2013. ISBN 13 978-0889227927
- "The Limbic Journal"
- "The Sense Bearer"
- "Sympathy for the Steelhead"
- Belford's Decomposition; review & poems
- Audio / video
- Ken Belford at Amazon.com
- Ken Belford at Caitlin Press
- Ken Belford at Harbour Publishing
- Ken Belford at Talonbooks, aka Very Stone House
- Rob Budde on Ken Belford, Globe and Mail.
- Ken Belford and Alison Calder at Lemon Hound.
- A Sequence of Readings of Ken Belford's Lan(d)guage by Rob Budde (.PDF)
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