Russell Mukes, a.k.a. Alopex, has been writing and performing christian poetry since 1998. Having taken a keen interest in Christian apologetics (which is defined as the defense of the Christian faith), he uses this awareness and knowledge in his work. As a result, God has seen fit to allow this particular poet to deliver powerful pieces, set in an urban, coffee house style of poetry. A local artist, he has performed in Detroit, Pontiac, Ferndale, Troy, Southfield, and Brighton. He currently ministers under the banner of Zion Church in Troy, Michigan where Jared Wizner is his senior pastor.