Nayland Blake is an artist. He was born in 1960 in New York City and lives there now, after taking a fourteen year sojourn in California. He is currently employed as the chair at the ICP/Bard MFA program. He shares his home with Lehigh, a very self-directed Boston Terrier. In 2008, he successfully paid off his student loans.
Here is his wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nayland_Blake