David Filer: grew up in the California desert. He received his undergraduate degree in English literature from the University of California–Santa Barbara. After law school, he took up the practice of law in Oregon in 1981. His poetry has appeared in Rattle, Cider Press Review, White Pelican Review, Poetry Depth, The Café Review, Tiger’s Eye Review, Roanoke Review, and many others. His most recent books are Housekeeping, a chapbook of sonnets (Finishing Line Press 2012) and The Fear of Love (Plainview Press 2013). Proceeds from the sale of his books are donated to The Imani Project’s orphan support fund.