Sid was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and moved around a bit before settling in Portland in 1999. In 2004, he created the Burnside Review, which is now one of Portland’s most well respected literary journals. He continues to work as the Review’s executive editor and supplements his income by bartending. Sid has published three poetry collections and has had his work accepted by The Oregonian, the Portland Review, High Desert Journal, and more. In his newest book of poetry, Dot-to-Dot, Oregon, Sid explores seven routes from the coast to the mountains, from inner city Portland to the Idaho border; through the cities, towns, and monuments of Oregon. Using these locales as a background, three voices narrate the author’s loving but critical relationship with the state he calls home.