Adam Chiles

Adam Chiles
Adam Chiles' collection Evening Land (Cinnamon Press, UK) was nominated for the 2009 Gerald Lampert Memorial Award for best first book in Canada. He is currently Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at Northern Virginia Community College.

3 AM

The road is a ghost.
Believe it.

A beam goes out
across the moor ñ

the vehicle vanishing
into its own

pale arithmetic.


We sleep in the wools
of the north, our heads

in voids of winter—this
narrow road a contusion

beyond the compass  
of our beds.