Waiting for the Darkness to Lose Interest
Author: Thomas C. Stetzler
"Tom Stetzler holds open the door, invites us into a house built of tenderness, empathy, compassion, and courage; a house solid enough to withstand the winds of apathy, sorrow, and loneliness. All are welcome within the walls of these poems. Come in, stay a while, leave a better person."
– Larry Schug, author of Arrogant Bones and winner of the Loft-McKnight award
"Like all good poets, Stetzler knows that the darkness will never completely lose interest. And we are thankful in the interim for the spaces in his soul that he has seen fit to sublet to observation, understanding, and humor."
– J. Vincent Hansen, author of Blessed are the Piecemakers and recipient of the Bush Fellowship
About the Author: A lifelong schizophrenic, Thomas Stetzler spent his youth drifting from job to job, institution to institution. Eventually, he found therapy and recovery. Then the poems began to come—some of which made their way into regional publications. He currently resides in Park Rapids, Minnesota, with his wife, Rosemary.