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 and photography has appeared in museum exhibits and films from Alaska to California, and his creative fiction and nonfiction has been published at ZYZZYVA, this last year at Coachella, Anomaly, and The Maine Review, and is forthcoming at CircleShow and Dunes Review. He can be found online at and @rmtopp on Twitter.