Following publication of The Back Chamber in 2011, Donald Hall, who had been U.S. Poet Laureate four years earlier, stopped making poems. He couldn’t resist the temptation, however, 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
Scott Brown’s name resurfaced recently when it was revealed that Mike Bloomberg financed Mr. Brown’s failed 2012 campaign against Elizabeth Warren in Massachussets! Now, we have to boycott the Boston Pops, because Bloomberg is their sponsor, too!