Ken Taylor

Ken founded Marksmen in January 1998 with four partners and was the company’s CEO and Chairman for 16 years. He remains active with Marksmen as adviser and the company’s largest shareholder. He currently is in charge of business development for Com Laude USA and Valideus USA. In May of 2014, Ken set up Hey Clown Ventures as a consultancy and investor in creative works ( Current projects include Lute & Drum: An Online Arts Quarterly ( In 2015, Ken founded selva oscura press, a 501(c)(3), non-profit poetry press ( whose aim is to publish books from new and established poets. Ken is the author of self-portrait as joseph cornell (forthcoming from Pressed Wafer) and two chapbooks: first the trees, now this (Three Count Pour, 2013) and dog with elizabethan collar, a collaboration 12 artists (selva oscura press, 2015).