David Filer

David Filer was born in 1942, in the low California desert. He took degrees from the University of California in the 1960s, taught in the public schools in San Diego, California and Eugene, Oregon, then practiced law until he retired in 2010. His son Curran lives in Chicago with his wife Young and daughter Hahna. His wife Marlene Anderson created and directs The Imani Project, helping people in villages in eastern Kenya with AIDS prevention, orphan support and medical issues (www.imaniproject.org). David Filer has published numerous poems in journals throughout the United States and has published two poetry chapbooks, Night Verse (Finishing Line Press, 2005) and The Landscape There (Stone City Press, 2009). A full-length collection, provisionally titled The Fear of Love, is forthcoming from Plain View Press.

Complete Reading from Mountain Writers Series 2010


In Darkness It Flashes

Late Elegy

Sonnets to My Father