Ian Ebbitt was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to two working class parents. Ian is the middle child with one younger and one older brother. From the age of two and a half, after obsessively watching Spider-Man cartoons every blessed morning, Ian believed that he was Spider-Man. From the knee-high red socks to the Spider-Man winter ski mask, Ian spent his formative years playing, pretending, and climbing. Oh yeah, he also began writing poetry when he was six years old.
Throughout high-school, Ian used school as a vehicle to have fun, hang out with friends, and occasionally learn something, as his mediocre grades would support. Although he participated in athletics when he was younger, Ian worked during junior high and high school. He worked as a paperboy immediately after school and then from there went to work at a furniture store in the evenings. During summers, Ian would work three jobs in the course of a day; landscaping for his father’s business, then delivering news papers, and finish at the furniture store in the evening.
Ian attended college about forty five minutes away from his home town of West Mifflin at California University of Pennsylvania. It was there that Ian received his undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and graduate degree in Special Education.
Ian worked quite a few odd jobs along the way until settling into more of his career path of working with troubled and special needs children and their families. From there Ian worked both full time and part time as a Behavior Specialist for an agency. Also at that time, he worked as a Mental Health Therapist in a school and a Behavior Specialist at a camp for special needs children during the summers. Currently, Ian continues to work as a Program Supervisor in a school/partial hospital setting and a Behavior Specialist at a summer camp.
Ian has been writing poetry and other subject matter for almost his entire life. It is his keen sense of observation and understanding of human behaviors that allows him to write with the detail and variety in topics you will read in his book, Answer Then Question: Haikus and Other Poems.
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Answer Then Question
by Ian Ebbitt
A collection of poetry comprised of both fictional and non-fictional inspirations. Ian takes a traditional style in Haikus and puts a modern taste to them. Some of Ian’s poems are based on his life events and accounts but others are not at all, especially the more melancholy ones. He delves into these fictional situations so much so that as the reader you cannot believe that the events are not his
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