Ken (Kenneth Price) Turner was born in Glasgow, Scotland, and moved with his family to England at the age of 9.
A graduate of Keele University majoring in English and Russian, Ken was recruited to work in the USA, where he settled down to raise a family and eventually become an American citizen.
Ken’s parents were both writers. His father was Scottish poet and novelist W. Price Turner (Bill Turner), Gregory Fellow in Poetry at Leeds University in the 1960’s. His mother Anne Hamilton Turner was also a published poet and writer.
Popular culture was not valued in the Turner household, which had no television. Instead, the family entertained itself by reading, playing word games and listening to classical music.
Ken’s poetry was first published in a literary magazine (Tsunami) in 1991. Since then, his poetry has appeared in a range of publications including the Journal of New Jersey Poets and Footwork: Paterson Literary Review.
Ken’s current long-term writing project is his classic science fiction novel Voyager.
Ken is also elaborating his ongoing story of a 63 year old man who took up his lifelong dream to learn the piano. You can see the result on YouTube at Ken Turner plays Bach Prelude No.1 in C Major, BWV 846.
As well as playing piano, Ken regularly attends piano recitals and enjoys writing recital reviews from a lay person’s perspective.
Ken lives with his wife Patti (also a writer) near Verona, NJ from where at 8:07 pm on Friday, June 22nd, 2012 he took the sunset photograph used as a motif for this site. You may reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org.