Shadow Boxer

Rated 5.00/5 based on 2 reviews
With twenty-three works in R. M. Fraser's first ever book, there is sure to be something for everyone. Topics include memories, grief and loss, fantasy, love and relationships, and a peek at his experiences growing up with culturally Deaf parents. More
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Price: Free! USD
Words: 4,810
Language: English
ISBN: 9781466100749
About R. M. Fraser

I make my home in New England, just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. I have been writing music, lyrics, and poetry for about twenty years, and finally decided it was time to put some out there and step into the field as a new author. I have recently shifted my focus to short stories and novels, and plan to publish when they are ready. Being a child of culturally Deaf parents has given me what I think is a unique perspective on the world, and I hope it shows in my work. Follow my blog, The Fraser File, for updates on upcoming works, and a little Deaf awareness. You may even find some reviews of other books and local underground music.

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Review by: Sadie S. Forsythe on Aug. 12, 2012 :
I'll say up front that I'm not a poet and my critique of poetry comes right down to whether I enjoyed it or not. These I did. I especially liked the ones about family. In them I think I sensed the most of the author (or imagined I did). These aren't happy-go-lucky expressions of joy, but show real depth of feeling. In the afterward Fraser states that some of the poems were originally written as songs and this was apparent in the pacing of a number of the pieces. I'd be interested in knowing what type of music accompanied them and how that might change the tone and feel. Would it be the same as I created in my mind? All-in-all well worth the read.

Oh, and on request (see I pay attention) Fraser obviously has a totally awesome wife.
(reviewed within a month of purchase)

Review by: Janelle Burgoyne on Dec. 25, 2011 : (no rating)
Here is a young writer with promise. His poems hint at what it might be like to grow up as a little boy with so much to say, but living with two deaf parents. He obviously has a burning desire to be heard, and his words flow in a seamless way, painting pictures of his experiences and fantasies. I highly recommend purchasing this collection, and look forward to his future endeavors.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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