Ken Taylor died last week on 2 April. Ken was the author of At Valentines: Poems 1966-1969, A Secret Australia: Selected and New Poems (1975) and Africa (2000) which went on to win the Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry in 2001.
Ken’s funeral will be held on Thursday 10 April at 10am at St Luke’s Church South Melbourne, followed by reception at Albert Park Yacht Club.
In the following two pieces Rob Pretty remembers Ken and we have republished an interview which John Bartlett conducted with Ken and which first appeared in Meanjin in 2003.
- In Memoriam: Ron Pretty remembers Ken Taylor https://rochfordstreetreview.com/2014/04/09/in-memoriam-ron-pretty-remebers-ken-taylor/
- Fire and Water: Vale Charles (Ken) Taylor, poet & filmmaker 1930 – 2014 https://rochfordstreetreview.com/2014/04/09/fire-and-water-vale-charles-ken-taylor-poet-filmmaker-1930-2014/
Over 100 of Ken’s poems can be found at http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/taylor-ken