Following publication of The Back Chamber in 2011, Donald Hall stopped making poems, but he could not resist the urge to weigh-in on a particularly odious 2014 Senatorial campaign, and published this poem in his local newspaper, The Concord Monitor.
Get out of town,
You featherheaded carpetbagging Wall St. clown,
– Donald Hall
It is a perfect example of why the powers that be are scared to death of poets, and since the Poet’s Rebellion in Dublin 1916, have been working overtime to convince poets that the university is where they belong, and not in the streets with the hoi polloi!
Scott Brown’s name resurfaced recently when it was revealed that Mike Bloomberg financed his failed 2012 campaign against Elizabeth Warren in Massachussets!