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Stuart Dischell
Published: Wed Oct 15 1975
Art: Paul TheriaultEver New (detail), 2022, acrylic and found paper on scavenged wood
The Shoe, or Woman With Black Stockings

It is late,
my stockings are too tight
and the robe you gave me
for Christmas no longer fits.
Pierre, I am tired,
the studio is so cold
I shiver under my chemise.
This nudity, when will it stop.
It is late.
Please Pierre, let me go home.

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Stuart Dischell is the author of Children with Enemies (University of Chicago Press, 2017), as well as Good Hope Road, a 1991 National Poetry Series Selection (Viking, 1993); Evenings & Avenues (Penguin, 1996); Dig Safe (Penguin, 2003); and Backwards Days (Penguin, 2007). Dischell’s poems have been published in journals such as The Atlantic, The New Republic, AGNI, Slate, The Kenyon Review, and in anthologies including Essential Pleasures, Hammer and Blaze, The Pushcart Prize, and Good Poems. A recipient of awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, the North Carolina Arts Council, and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, he teaches in the MFA program in creative writing at University of North Carolina Greensboro. He is a contributing editor of AGNI. (updated 4/2019)

Dischell’s first full-length collection Good Hope Road was reviewed in AGNI 40 by Joseph Lease.

Dischell’s collection Evenings & Avenues was reviewed in AGNI 46 by George Weld.

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