Ian Randall Wilson was born in Germany and grew up in Massachusetts. He attended MIT and Stanford University and has an S.B. in Economics and an M.A. in Communication. He is a former television writer and has lived in Los Angeles for a dozen years. His short stories and poetry have appeared in The New Mexico Humanities Review, ONTHEBUS, Bitterroot, and The North American Review. He is the author of three previous volumes of poetry: The Coming Darkness (1990), The Florida Poems (1990), and The View Outside (1991; co-authored with Ronald Alexander).