Kip Silverman is a writer of poetry, spoken word, bad haiku, and various other annoyances who lives in Portland, Oregon. Kip is a father of three incredible daughters and spends a good amount of time working to make this world a less horrible place through conversation and technology. He also is a great admirer of trees and a finely crafted cocktail and has at least once run for the office of the president of the United States. He currently has several strange Web sites, including http://politaiku.com/ and http://nirvanaflats.com. He is a member of the Portland-based writing group The Guttery. http://theguttery.com.