Roger Topp lives within the boreal forest of Interior Alaska in a house he designed and built. Curiously enough, he is both a national champion epee fencer and a prize-winning slam poet. He directs museum exhibitions and travels to photograph and write about research expeditions funded by the likes of the NSF and National Geographic. His writing has appeared in museum exhibits and films from Alaska to California, and his creative nonfiction has been published at ZYZZYVA, this year at Coachella and Anomaly, and forthcoming at The Maine Review. He can be found online at thewellandthewicked.com and @rmtopp on Twitter.