Dan Wiencek is a poet, critic, and humorist who lives in Portland, Oregon. When not making poems, he writes for a luxury travel company and has walked in the same shoes at the Egyptian pyramids, the Taj Mahal, the Serengeti Plain, and the Abbey Road crosswalk. Someday he will write a poem about those shoes. His work has appeared in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Hypertrophic Literary, Crack the Spine, New Ohio Review, and other publications. He is currently working on his first collection of poems.