Ian Frederick Caton was born in Berkeley, California in 1974. His parents lived right next door to Sonny Barger and just across the street from Huey P. Newton. He was raised on MTV and was shocked by early music videos of Alice Cooper beheaded on a guillotine. He then started his first rock band in East San Jose by age of 12. He now lives and writes in Vancouver USA with his wife and their two children. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from San Jose State University and a Master’s degree from Concordia University in Portland. His work has appeared in Tule Review, Reed Magazine, Shadow Boxing, and Perfume River Poetry Review, among others. He is the owner and occasional contributor to the blog “Analog Verse” at blogspot dot com.
Mark Heinlein was awarded the 2009 American Academy of Poets/Virginia de Araujo Award and the Bonita M. Cox Award for creative nonfiction. His poem “Gravity” was selected for the 2012 “Poetry On The Move” campaign to celebrate National Poetry Month. In 2013, Mark delivered his talk, “Family, Culture, and How a Poet Makes His Bread,” at TEDx San Jose State University. His poems appear in Tar River Poetry, Caesura, Blood Lotus, Full of Crow, DMQ Review, Reed Magazine, and The Prose Poem Project. Born in Beech Grove, Indiana, he is a fishmonger and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.