Erik Lloyd Olson is a writer and teacher living in the Pacific Northwest. His poems have appeared in The Orchards Poetry Journal, The Esthetic Apostle, The Asses of Parnassus, Autumn Sky, Inlandia: A Literary Journey, Pilcrow & Dagger, WestWard Quarterly, Rat’s Ass Review, and The Road Not Taken, among other literary magazines and journals. He studied poetry at Portland State University, as well as at the Attic Institute of Arts and Letters under poet David Biespiel.