The governor will give Homeless people sleeping bags, Let them stay the night On windswept porticos Outside his buildings Instead of your doorstep. I am talking to myself With empty rooms I cannot bear to live in.
Stuart Dischell is the author of Backwards Days (Penguin, 2007), Dig Safe (Penguin, 2003), Evenings & Avenues (Penguin, 1996), and Good Hope Road (Viking, 1993), winner of the National Poetry Series. He has also received honors from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the North Carolina Arts Council, among others. He teaches at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.