Kenneth D. Capers is a writer working on his first novel, Queenie’s Boy. He’s a published poet and a freelance journalist and editor. He expects to be seeking an agent for his completed novel this summer. In 2015, Ken pulled up stakes in Atlanta, Georgia where he taught for a decade at Morehouse College and drove cross-country to Los Angeles after being awarded a PEN Emerging Voices Fellow in fiction.
Since arriving, he’s been homeless, a Postmates driver, an ESL teacher, an Invigilator (look it up), a Bookseller at The Last Bookstore, and a PEN in the Community Artist in Resident at Manual Arts High School where he led workshops in poetry, resulting in a published collection of students’ poetry. After years of teaching college, serendipitously, Ken found a home teaching English at the same high school where everything he does is about empowerment of his students.
In like fashion, Eklektik Kenetic is his literary brainchild that he is producing and hosting to bridge the robust Los Angeles literary community with local activist organizations doing meaningful work in the community.