Dan Wilder is a writer and poet educated by the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz in Germany and the University of Wisconsin in Madison, where he specializes in African American Studies, Native American Literature, and Postcolonialism. He is known for deep, thoughtful, and universally allusive pieces of work that speak directly to the reader’s heart. His main influences are Toni Morrison, James Baldwin, Virgil, Dan Brown, Tim O’Brien, Homer, and J.W. von Goethe. Dan’s writing has, therefore, elements of all his icons and is usually explicitly descriptive, because he, as once stated, wants “to capture the whole scene and take the reader out of reality into my works, into a new reality.” He is currently working on an epic poem and two novels, while his motivational blog “Momentum to Go Hard: The 2014 Elixir” had recently been published, the third consecutive year of the “Momentum to Go ” series.