Mark Canter

Born in 1952 in the farmtown of Maceo, Kentucky, Mark Canter has held a variety of jobs from dishwasher to surgical orderly. He has drummed and sung in a rock/jazz group; earned a degree in counselling and become a professional listener in a women's prison in Florida; joined an urban commune that practised a self-styled Zen; become a licensed massage therapist and worked as a male stripper.