Chris Wiewiora is a half-Polish American who lived in Warsaw from 1987 to 1996 when his parents served as evangelical missionaries under the “Iron Curtain.” In the summer of 2008, he and his father visited the country again. Currently, he lives in Ames where he is a graduate student in Iowa State University’s MFA in Creative Writing and Environment program. His nonfiction has been anthologized in Best Food Writing 2013 and published on Nerve, the Huffington Post, the Rumpus, and many other places. Read more at