Ariadne’s Notes: It is with great pleasure that we present the World Poetry Mentor and supporter Chad Norman who helped World Poetry get started years ago. At that time there was no venue for those poets that spoke another language. His support and kindness has helped not only World Poets in Canada and also World Poetry Canada International around the world, making a difference in the world. Thank you Chad!
Chad Norman enjoys the friendly pace of the East Coast.
His poems have appeared in magazines, anthologies,
newspapers, across Canada, as well as literary journals
in the States, England, Scotland, Australia, Japan, Denmark, Israel, &and India.
He has given poetry workshops to all levels of educational institutions,
and talks on Literacy and celebrating Canadian Poetry, during his 1997 cross Canada reading tour, Live The Reading Life, sponsored by Via Rail, Keg Steakhouse,Greyhound Bus Lines, as well as many more sponsor each province from each province.
Norman has organized The All is Well Mixture, an event held on occasion over the years in Truro & Vancouver, to showcase national & local authors and musicians.
He also founded Grant Block Press, a new publishing venture created to bring out books without government funding.
His most recent book, Masstown, was released in the fall of 2013 from Black Moss press. (University of Windsor, ON).
He is working on a new collection called Simona,, in order to celebrate
the Truro, NS, SPCA, and the special furry friend they allowed
his family to take home.
Happily he assures us his love of walks is endless.
AN UNNECESSARY RESCUE
Bath water, what
turns a man’s skin
red, faster than
Once soaking, he is ready,
ready to read a book,
he has read thousands
in the tub, with skin
growing red, and the tub
full now, slowly steaming.
He reads the life of Thomas Hardy.
All the smooth whiteness
exhibits the lone drop,
the lone drinking ant.
Ant and a single drop,
water again causing life.
No level of this moment is too low.
Ant able to hold on
where the tub’s top slopes down;
holding on, one speck like drop
on the edge of the slope
above the water able to change
what the human fingers
choose to rescue, to interfere with,
leaving the drop simply drank from,
to interfere and injure some part
of the ant’s one innocent leg.
Chad Norman ©