Mackenzie “Ken” Shaw

Mackenzie “Ken” Shaw (any pronouns) is a West-Kelowna-based poet, writer, and performer, living on the traditional, ancestral and unceded land of the Westbank First Nation. His poetry is usually inspired by themes of grief, gender, and his work on the vineyards and orchards in the Okanagan. Ken also works with Inspired Word Cafe, a local collective, putting on open mics and poetry slams in Kelowna. Follow all of Ken’s creative passions on instagram @dontcryken. Ken performs in local open mics and slams, and as the sad and sexy drag king, KENDONTCRY.