Max Layton is the eldest son of poet Irving Layton, and was born in Montreal in 1946. Max left home when he was 16, and survived by working as everything from tobacco picker, logger, and auto mechanic to vice president of a bank and high school English teacher. He is the author of a novel and a collection of short stories. His second CD of original songs, 2 The Max, will be released in April. His first book of poems, When The Rapture Comes, will be published by Guernica Editions in September, 2012. He lives with his wife, Sharon, in Cheltenham, Ontario.
For more information about Max, go to www.maxlayton.com.