About the Author
David Filer was born in 1942 in the low California desert. He took degrees from the University of California, Santa Barbara in the 1960s, taught English and reading in the public schools in San Diego, California and Eugene, Oregon, went to law school at the University of Oregon in Eugene, then practiced law in various forms and places in Oregon until he retired in 2010. His son currently lives in Chicago with his wife Young and their daughter Hahna.
David Filer and his wife Marlene Anderson live in Portland, Oregon. Marlene Anderson, a licensed clinical social worker, created and directs The Imani Project, helping people in villages on the Indian Ocean coast of Kenya with HIV/AIDS prevention, orphan support and medical issues. For more information about the Imani Project choose The Imani Project box above, or visit its website at www.imaniproject.org.
David Filer has published poems in numerous journals throughout the United States, including The Cafe' Review, The Oregonian, Rattle, Zyzzyva, Legal Studies Forum, and Free Lunch. He has published Night Verse (Finishing Line Press, 2005) and The Landscape There (Stone City Press, 2009), Weather Patterns (Dancing Moon Press, 2011), The Fear of Love (Plainview Press, 2012) and Housekeeping - Sonnets of the Pacific Northwest (Finishing Line Press, 2012)
David Filer has read at the Wordstock event in Portland, Oregon, and his reading has been recorded by Lewis and Clark College's Oregon Poetic Voices project (www.oregonpoeticvoices.org). He is a member of the board of directors of Mountain Writers Series, which has supported creative writing in the Pacific Northwest since 1973 (www.mountainwriters.org.)