The Fear of Love
“David Filer’s poems are like the interior of a warm house—small fire, pleasant chairs, good company waiting for you. Then, he opens the door so you can come in and rest. Filer lets you hear what is coming to his heart is celebratory and satisfying. Few poets write with such understanding of who they are, what they seek and what amounts to meaning in the world. Such plain spoken, clarifying poems."
The Attic Institute
Author. The Book of Men and Women
Now retired from teaching and the law, David Filer splits his time between his home in Portland and his second home on Puget Island in the lower Columbia River. He was raised in the low California desert before moving to Oregon in 1975. David Filer’s chapbooks include Night Verse, The Landscape There, Weather Patterns, and Housekeeping. Besides reading at Wordstock in Portland, he was recorded by the Lewis and Clark College’s Oregon Poetic Voices project. He serves on the board of directors of Mountain Writers Series, founded in 1973 to support creative writing in the Pacfic Northwest. Visit his website at: www.davidfiler.com
a miracle when our eyes
draw back again to where
the ripe berries hang...
—from “August: A Vow” by David Filer
Proceeds from book sales go to The Imani Project for AIDS prevention and orphan support in villages on the coast of Kenya. www.imaniproject.org
114 pages, $14.95
Poetry: American - General