Shadow Boxer

      R. M. Fraser
Shadow Boxer

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.In this series of poems, THE SHADOW BOXER, R.M. Fraser pays homage to and comes to terms with family… All the grace and grain, the pride and practice, the fear and frustration as well as the hope and love are here. As progeny to culturally Deaf parents, he understands that they were able to transcend many of the deficits society foists upon people they deem handicapped. Sometimes in prose, sometimes in rhyme, but consistently with the desire to comprehend and reconcile the arithmetic of kinship and the multiplication of wounds...Fraser moves steadily to a comprehension that we all do the best we can with the abilities given us at birth and the limitations imposed upon us by a society rife with indolence. His is an understanding that while one cannot really go home again that home follows us wherever we may be. -- Kathleen Niles, The Comstock Review

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