Doug Van Gundy lives in his hometown of Elkins, West Virginia, and is a graduate of Davis and Elkins and Goddard Colleges. His first book, A Life Above Water, was published by Red Hen Press in 2007. He teaches writing at Fairmont State University.
These are the hours I love the best: / when the golden light of summer has climbed / to the top of the abandoned building next door // and all of the neighborhood / cats have slinked from inside / the woodpile beneath the back porch. . .