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David R. Surette

David R. Surette

David R. Surette’s new book of poetry is MALDEN, selected and new poems that feature his hometown Malden, Massachusetts. He is the author of five other collections: 

- Wicked Hard, 
- The Immaculate Conception Mothers’ Club,
- Young Gentlemen’s School, 
- Easy to Keep, Hard to Keep In
- Stable 
Stable was named an Honor Book at the 2016 Massachusetts Book Awards. David Surette's poems have been featured in the anthologies French Connections: A Gathering of Franco-American Poets, Cadence of Hooves: A Celebration of Horses, and 3 Nations Anthology: Native, Canadian & New England Writers. He has been an instructor at the Cape Cod Writers’ Conference, a keynote speaker at New England Young Writers’ Conference at Bread Loaf, and a contributor at the Bread Loaf Writing Conference. He has featured at poetry venues across New England such as the Boston Poetry Slam, Tapestry of Voices, and The Poetry Hoot. He lives on Cape Cod.

"David Surette's poems are sharp as a hockey skate and slice the ice of Malden memories with the precise descriptiveness of Elizabeth Bishop. These are poems that consecrate with a benediction of blue-collar words that secret a Blakean soul-surprise. A collection to make one immediately call home to family, living and lost."

-Tom Paine, author of A Boy’s Book of Nervous Breakdowns, The Pearl of Kuwait and Scar Vegas, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year