In Selected & New Poems, Chad Norman hopes readers find an entrance into his poems. Over the years, both the page and the performance have provided doors without locks, just handles that need to be turned, and pushed upon, finding the poem no more than a room to be entered, a room to be found both comfortable and easily exited. However, these poems have their own desires, and wishes, to go back out into the world, caught in the mind, or the memory, or where the heart stores what the past and the future may wish to present to whomever chooses to stop and read what they offer.
Chad Norman has published over a dozen collections of his poems over the years. His work has appeared in magazines, anthologies, newspapers, across Canada, as well as numerous international literary journals. Norman currently lives in Truro, Nova Scotia.