Lyrical Somerville – April 17

On April 17, 2013, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
 lyrical_banner Chad Parenteau was born in Woonsocket, Rhode Island and raised in Bellingham, Massachusetts. He currently lives and works in Boston, Massachusetts.  Parenteau graduated from Framingham State College (now Framingham State University) and received an MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College.  His work has been published in Amethyst Arsenic, Shampoo, Wilderness House Literary Review, The Scrambler, and Salon.  His chapbook Discarded: Poems for My Apartments was published by Červená Barva Press.
In 2012, Parenteau was featured  in the anthologies The Triumph of Poverty and Sounds of Wind: New American Lyrics (where his work was printed in both English and Albanian).   In addition to being the current host and organizer of the long-running Stone Soup Poetry reading series, he is the founder and editor of its online journal Spoonful.His book, Patron Emeritus, is forthcoming from FootHills Publishing.

Chad Parenteau.

Chad Parenteau.

Tonight’s topics
dazzle table talk
diabetes, cancer
to turn pentamenter.
Wikipedia dictations
dialogues diseases
midnight stories
insidious glaucomas
early eyes cited
no easy cure
prognosis two die
one about to.
New era healers
New Age diagnosis
Mom’s summer
backpack dented
tempts me to eat right
standing amongst
airport barbecue
even apples suspect
hidden flame
unwanted core
remains in
lessons’ seeds
better fruit
taking root here.
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