Biography of Chad Parenteau
Chad Parenteau lives and works in the Boston area. He currently hosts and organizes the Stone Soup Poetry venue in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His latest chapbook is Discarded: Poems for My Apartments.
Chad Parenteau Poems
First In A Series (For Sheryl)
The woman who cuts my hair when you’d rather keep it long told me once, to be more difficult, that she and her boyfriend
Drawn Out Haiku
Winter’s breath blinds roads. We choose to huddle despite
A girl walks across a room acting like she doesn’t notice the boys reaching behind her, pretending to pull up her pink skirt
A girl walks across a room
acting like she doesn’t notice
the boys reaching behind her,
pretending to pull up her pink skirt
and white sweater—the outfit she knows they like.
In a yellowed-white china cup she holds
her mother’s favorite brand of tea,
dark as burnt wood.
As she walks to her reserved chair,