. . is a poet, essayist, and fiction writer who lives in the decreasingly rural hills outside West Linn, Oregon, USA, with his poet-wife, Scottie Sterrett, and their six Scottish deerhounds. His poems have appeared in Poetry, Measure, Light Quarterly, and others. His fifth chapbook, A Funny Thing Happened on My Way to a Geology Degree, is forthcoming from Finishing Line Press. When he's not writing, he's out tilting at social, political, and environmental windmills. He warns arch-conservatives to "keep their pills handy" if they insist on reading the Commentary or Satire sections of his website, www.david.hedges.name.