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Running Down the Wind, Vancouver Island poet, David Fraser’s second collection of poetry published
by Ascent Aspirations Publishing is a a beautifully crafted book featuring poems written over the
last two years of living on the island. The cover design by Patricia Carroll attractively welcomes
the reader to venture into the lyrical world inside.
In Running Down the Wind, David Fraser reflects on life as an observer of very personal
events, of metaphysical interpretations of the landscape around him, and of the social and
political directions of our voracious world. His poems engender raw emotion, express love
and loss, delve into the author’s psyche and display the anguish and the joy that characterizes life.
David’s poetry invites us into an intimate dance with Nature and makes us question our
“spaces more mechanically laid out.” Sitting round a campfire in Nootka Sound he sees the sun
“spilling blue fragments upon the night”; hiking The Wild Pacific Trail he observes
“the rainforest/snuggling up beside the foaming sea.” He bemoans his “fading words
laid down/that never reach a perfect state”, and yet David is able to capture in
a single image what many of us fail to notice in a lifetime! - Cindy Shantz
“David Fraser’s poetry embues vivid imagery and great depth of feeling. He has the ability
to draw on inside experience so as to touch the very essence of life itself. The vocabulary
is very evocative for me as a painter and at the same time allows me to use my own imagination
at will. I love reading his poems.” - Philippa Haidu
“David Fraser looks up, looks around him, takes in his surroundings,
and reports on nature as a vital restorative element in our lives.” - David Chorlton
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David Fraser lives in Nanoose Bay, on Vancouver Island. He is the founder and editor of
Aspirations Magazine, www.ascentaspirations.ca since 1997. His poetry and short
fiction have appeared in many journals and anthologies, including
An Anthology of Contemporary BC Poetry. He has published four collections
of poetry, Going to the Well (2004), Running Down the Wind (2007), No Way Easy, 2010, Caught in My Throat, 2011, and a collection of short fiction, Dark Side of the Billboard (2006). As well David has co-written a book on poetry and poetics with Naomi Beth Wakan, titled On Poetry, 2012
To keep out of trouble he helps develop Nanaimo's spoken-word series, WordStorm.
www.wordstorm.ca. In October 2009 he participated in
Random Acts of Poetry,
a national poetry program that brings poetry to the streets of Canada.
Email: David Fraser
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