Ken Belford was born to a farming family near Debolt, Alberta, and grew up in East Vancouver. In the late 1960s, he moved to the Hazelton area of Northwest British Columbia, where he homesteaded with his wife and daughter. Together they operated a soft paths ecotourism business in the remote, roadless Nass River headwaters at Damdochax Lake. Remarried, he now lives in Prince George British Columbia with his partner, Si, and continues to blend the borders of poetics.
Belford has published four previous books of poetry; Fireweed, The Post Electric Caveman, Pathways Into the Mountains, and ecologue.