Ka-Son was born in Bed-Stuy and raised in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn, New York. Although he was raised by
a single mother, his father played a big role in his life. He spent many weekends and summers at his father's
apartment in Bed-Stuy. There, when he wasn't practicing his gymnastics with his brothers in vacant lots on old
mattresses, he cultivated his natural artistic ability by watching the creative processes of his father, a portrait artist,
and his eldest brother, a local Graffiti artist. Drawing and Graffiti writing became his passion.
Ka-Son believes he didn't get much literary instruction from the New York public school system. In fact, the school
system had an adverse effect on his education, despite having an "A" average in elementary school. Thus, to the
teachers he became invisible. A bout with the chicken pox in high school forced him to miss his English finals. To
make up for it, he was kindly given an assignment by his English teacher. "She was a young, African American
teacher who took a chance on me. I think she saw something in me that most in school didn't, that I was indeed
bright, only very lazy". The assignment: one week to read and write a report on the book, "Wuthering Heights", or
fail. "I guess I'm failing this class," he thought. To his surprise, the story drew him in, seeing a world and time totally
different than his real life. That report was praised by the teacher, and a literary interest was sparked. The next
year, a creative essay helped him gain the highest score in the school on the English Regents. "I was finally 'seen',
although it came only right before graduation," he says.
So he set out to prove that he wasn't a wasted mind. In college, he won second place in a short story contest,
which was published in the local college anthology. He also wrote for the student newspaper. Along with his
Graphic Design major's course load, he took extra courses in literature including Contemporary, African, English
and Law through Literature. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the City University of New York's
Education exposed him to works of different sorts by a myriad of authors. It was the concept of Love, however, and
its ability to amplify just about all aspects of human emotion, that really charged creative inspiration. And from
first-hand experience he wrote, and wrote, and wrote. And he hasn't stopped. For him, writing has become sort of
a Self-discovery, a path for the mind to walk towards self-growth.
Poems to stir the heart and