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Dean Fraser

Updated: Tue, 22 Jun 2021 03:38 pm

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His journey into the poetic spotlight began as part of underground bohemian collective The 4 Poets, writing poems for various events afforded Dean the unique opportunity to learn into what makes a poem work live and often more importantly, what doesn’t! As is the way of life, change happened, which saw him have his Beatles moment and leave The 4 Poets to explore within his own creativity, to finally write for the joy of telling stories through poetry. Since 2017 Dean has been presenting syndicated arts and culture radio show Beyond Poetry, with up to a quarter of a million listeners each week. His continued motivation for the show is showing how accessible and relevant poetry is to everyone's lives. That it can be fun, sometimes a little irreverent and above all tell the most amazing stories! He spent a while as resident poet on a local TV channel and up until covid-19 made regular TV appearances promoting the cause of poetry. Dean Fraser’s poems have featured in magazines from the USA, Canada, Australia, India, Malaysia and his native UK. Dean writes from the heart; he feels his role as the poet is to get out of his own way and let the words flow through him from his higher self or superconscious mind.


Finding Himself in Nature Deep in the heart of the forest He lingers a moment to rest He knows well his destination Two hours meander his estimation Finding the oldest tree of all, he hesitates Sat, leant against the trunk he meditates High within the mountain peaks Within himself answers he seeks All the world below somewhere Quietly he finds his spot up there Sheltered by cairn, thoughts he elevates Gale rages all around as he meditates Waves roar as they crash upon beach Yet he’s here some wisdom to reach Upon his rock facing the wildest sea Spray washed, alive he feels such empathy As once again he enters altered states In the heart of the storm, he meditates Natural wonder he found all around Emanating from deep within the ground Carried on the wind, the rain and snow Seeking answers in caves or plateau Whatever journey he undertakes Wherever he goes, he meditates I have meditated since my teenage years (a little while ago) and although I love to meditate on trains, my preferred location is always within nature

All poems are copyright of the originating author. Permission must be obtained before using or performing others' poems.

Audio entries by Dean Fraser

Boots 2 (WW1) (26/07/2021)

Dividing The Land (25/07/2021)

Boots 2 (17/07/2021)

Come Work In Our Factories (10/07/2021)

There Is Art In This City (22/06/2021)

Be Kind To You (15/06/2021)

Wisdom Of The Tree (23/05/2021)

Understanding Begins With Ourselves (19/05/2021)

After Salvador (29/04/2021)

The Spark Of Understanding (01/04/2021)

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Rose Casserley

Tue 3rd Nov 2020 15:45

Hi Dean. Sorry for not thanking you for your ' like ' on my poem-

' illicit alternatives '

so yes, thank you so much!

Rose ?

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Wed 1st Jul 2020 12:13

Thank you Cynthia!

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Wed 1st Jul 2020 11:50

Dean, check the final paragraph of your bio. I think you intend 'meant to be'. But maybe not. Perhaps, it's a jazzy little 'trap'.

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Sat 13th Jun 2020 18:02

I have to admit I did forget about WOL a wee bit and then came across my link when I suddenly found myself with more time on my hands! ?

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