Holding an MA in interdisciplinary humanities from California State University-Dominguez Hills, Adrian Slonaker works as a copywriter and copy editor in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, where Amish buggies compete with tourists’ SUV for precious highway space. His interests include vegetarian cooking (the spicier the better), wrestling, Slavic languages, and catchy 1960s pop music. He is also a iced decaf coffee devotee and, on an unrelated note, has a fondness for visiting islands, including, but not limited to, the North and South Islands of New Zealand, Oahu, Newfoundland, Sal in Cape Verde, Iceland, Cuba, and Puerto Rico. He refuses, however, to count his (nearly) two-year stint in Providence, Rhode Island toward his island tally for obvious reasons. Adrian’s poetry has appeared in Uut Poetry, Ginosko Literary Journal, Zingara Poetry Picks, Plum Tree Tavern, Amaryllis, Oddball Magazine, and others.