Biography of David Fraser
David Fraser lives in Nanoose Bay, on Vancouver Island. He is the founder and editor of Ascent Aspirations Magazine, www.ascentaspirations.ca, since 1997. His poetry and short fiction have appeared in 28 journals including Three Candles, Regina Weese, Ardent, and Ygdrasil. He has published a collection of his poetry, Going to the Well (2004) , a collection of short fiction, The Dark Side of the Billboard (2006) and edited and published Ascent Aspirations Magazine Anthology One(Dec.2005) , and Ascent Aspirations Magazine Anthology Two – Windfire and AguaTerra Anthology Three http: //www.ascentaspirations.ca/aapublishing.htm
David is currently the BC Federation of Writers Regional Director for The Islands Region.
He is the founder of WordStorrn http: //www.ascentaspirations.ca/WordStorm.htm
David Fraser has a BA in English from University of Toronto, and an MEd in adult education from OISE. In Ontario he taught English, Creative Writing Writer’s Craft among other subjects at the secondary school level for 30 years. He was the ski school director for High Park Snow School for 8 years. Currently he is a full time writer who also teaches skiing at Mt. Washington in the winter.
David Fraser's Works:
Going to the Well, a collection of poetry (2004)
The Dark Side of the Billboard, a collection of short fiction (2005)
Runnimg Down the Wind, a collection of poetry (Spring 2007)
David Fraser Poems
Today is laundry day a full hamper of open wounds to cleanse; one beating heart
“This home has been far out at sea all night.”- Ted Hughes Something in the wind-tossed trees batters open windows near the porch
“This home has been far out at sea all night.”- Ted Hughes
Something in the wind-tossed trees
batters open windows near the porch
listens to our words spit
arrows from our mouths,
those dragon-belly words
to splash against the painted peeling walls.
In raging no help in sight