David J. S. Pickering
David J.S. Pickering is a native Oregonian, having grown up and lived much of his life in the working-class culture of the North Oregon Coast. He received the 2020 Airlie Prize for his first poetry collection, Jesus Comes to Me as Judy Garland (Airlie Press, 09/2021). His poetry is published in a variety of journals including Reed Magazine, Pine Row, Raven Chronicles,
and Gertrude Journal. David never aspired to have his own website, so he is a bit nonplussed to find that he owns one, www.pickpoetry.com. David has retired from a 30-year
career in human resources management; he continues to be thrilled about this every morning. He lives with his husband in Hillsboro, Oregon.