Ken Bolton works at the Australian Experimental Art Foundation in Adelaide and edits Little Esther books. A selection of his art criticism is collected in Art Writing (CACSA). He edited the magazines Magic Sam and Otis Rush, the memorial volume Homage To John Forbes and wrote the monograph on artist Michelle Nikou and edited More Is Plenty, a book on artist Kurt Brereton.
He has published numerous books of poetry. Wakefield Press published The Circus in 2010 and Vagabond Press A Whistled Bit Of Bop. Puncher & Wattmann published Sly Mongoose in 2011. Shearsman Press (UK) published a new Selected Poems in 2013. Earlier titles include At The Flash And At The Baci and Untimely Meditations. Much of his collaborative writing with John Jenkins has been published. A new book, Threefer, will be published by Puncher & Wattmann in December 2013.