Kenneth Verity’s English Literature tutor engendered in him a deep attraction to the works of Shakespeare and a sustained interest in the 4000 years old history of poetry. Working as a communications specialist, he travelled widely in the Far East, studying Buddhism with masters from Tibet, Thailand and Korea. He is an initiate of the Mevlevi Order of Whirling Dervishes in Turkey.
For many years he directed the Eastern Arts section of Art in Action in Oxfordshire. He also lectures and broadcasts. He is the author of three books of sonnets, The Spacious Mirror, The Unseen Reflection and Sonnets, and two books of haiku Awareness beyond Mind and Breathing with the Mind. Of his first book of sonnets Kingsley Amis wrote ‘They belong within the corpus of English poetry’.