Ken Haas

KEN HAAS consults with and serves on the Board of a number of biotechnology and other companies. He was most recently a partner in a life sciences venture capital firm, and previously spent 25 years in the management of both early-stage and public high technology and biotechnology companies. He received a BA in History and Literature from Harvard College, an MA in English Literature from the University of Sussex and a JD from Harvard Law School. Ken lives in San Francisco where he sponsors a poetry writing program at the UCSF Children’s Hospital. His poetry has appeared in over 50 journals and anthologies. He has won the Betsy Colquitt Poetry Award and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Ken’s first full poetry collection, Borrowed Light, won the 2020 Red Mountain Press Discovery Award, won a 2021 prize from the National Federation of Press Women, and was shortlisted for the 2021 Rubery Book Award.