The Poet and the Poem
Featured Chad Frame
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Chad Frame earned his MFA at Arcadia University. His work has appeared in various journals including decomP, Barrelhouse, Rust+Moth, Menacing Hedge, Calamus Journal, Mobius: The Journal of Social Change, and elsewhere. He is the Poet Laureate of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, the Poetry Editor of Ovunque Siamo: New Italian-American Writing, the founder of the Margins panel of diverse artist voices, and a member of No River Twice, a poetry improv performance troupe.
Chad's poetry is influenced heavily by his study and translation of the Classics'¾particularly the Roman poet Catullus, whose work he finds particularly accessible and relevant well over two thousand years later. Chad frequently writes in self-imposed form (a fan of the ten syllable line) and makes use of many embedded literary devices. His work is often inspired by personal experience and draws strength from rawness and vulnerability. Chad is also fond of social justice poetry, and helped to organize a local chapter of the global 100 Thousand Poets for Change movement, as well as to edit and curate a chapbook of local Pennsylvania and New Jersey poets released in conjunction with the event called Lovers and Fighters: Poetry for Social Change.