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. He received an M.S. in Physical Oceanography, and an MFA from the University of Alaska Fairbanks. His writing and photography has appeared in museum exhibits and films from Alaska to California, and his creative fiction and nonfiction has been published at ZYZZYVA, Coachella, Anomaly, CircleShow, Crab Fat Magazine, The Maine Review, and Dunes Review. New work is forthcoming at Bennington Review. He can be found online at thewellandthewicked.com and @rmtopp on Twitter.