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.