A native of the north Oregon coast, David Pickering has lived his entire life in Oregon. His poetry has been published a variety of publications including the Raven Chronicles, Gold Man Review, Verseweavers, Listening to Poetry (textbook), Portland Review, Gertrude Journal, in the anthology Salt: A Collection of Poetry on the Oregon Coast, and online at NonBinary Review. Because David earns his living as a human resources director, he makes time on Saturdays to write in the best coffee shop he can find. David recently moved from Portland with his husband to The Dalles, a town sadly bereft of good coffee joints. He continues to write, anyway.