By Dan Provost
Dan Provost’s poetry has been published both online and in print for a number of years. He is the author of eleven books, his latest three Under the Influence of Nothingness released by Kung Fu Treachery Press, Rattle of a Realizer published by Whiskey City Press and One of the Crowd Always Bleeds from Alien Buddha Press are available via Amazon and Barnes and Noble. He also had a chapbook published in 2020, The Curse, by Roaring Junior Press . Provost has been nominated twice for the Best of the Net and has read his work throughout the United States. He lives in Berlin, New Hampshire, USA, with his wife Laura, and dog Bella.
In the USA, Special education private schools are sometimes called “Chapter “766” schools. Chapter 766 (now Mass general law Ch 71B) refers to the Massachusetts law that guarantees the rights of children with special needs (age 3-21 years) to an educational program that meets their needs.
"I worked in three of these “programs” throughout my twenties and most of my thirties. The Green Room was a real place where Monday-Friday I would have to prepare for awful emotions, pent up violence, and look-away suffering that to this day, I still have nightmares about. I have taken the liberty to combine some of the events that happen within the schools I worked in."
The Green Room is an A5 saddle stitched pamphlet. Lovingly handmade, hand stamped, and hand numbered. Limited to 25 copies. Printed on an old Canon laser printer we found abandoned at a dump site.