Mel Fraser's Poems. First Edition

By: FRASER, Mel

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FRASER, Mel. Mel Fraser's Poems. [N.pl. {Halifax?] : N.pub., n.d. - mid-1990s?]. First Edition. Pp. [67]. Unpaginated. Printed on one side only. Large 8vo (8½ x 11 inches), photo-illustrated cream cardcovers with black plastic comb-bound spine. Seems to be photocopied rather than printed, and presumably from the pages typed by Rita Christian.

One poem, about the CBC, contains the date September 1985.

Mel Fraser, born in Lunenburg County, and lived for a time in Dayspring.

A collection of humourous poems by the Nova Scotian blacksmith and rope spinner.

Includes :
"Mel Fraser's True Experience at the V.G. Hospital";
"A Tribute to Old Time Blacksmiths" [mentioning that his father toiled "along that Old West Dublin Shore"],
"True Story: The Car I Built at the Age of Ten";
"True Story: School Days of Long Ago" ["along that LaHave River shore"],
"Bridgewater Bridge",
"Smart Clerks at Bligh's Music Store",
"True Story: Pirates and Ghosts along that River LaHave",
"True Story: The LaHave River Ghost",
"True Story: On Our Way to the Bridgewater Fair",
"In Memory of Bligh's Radio Shop",
"A Girl Named Sandy" [who worked at Leckie's],
"Nova Scotia's Oak Island Mystery" [ a 36-line poem],
"True Story: Motorcycling and Rum Running in the Good Old Days",
"Here is a Poem that can't be beat all about Gary Myers and Reid and Sweet",
"A True Story: A Visit to C.B.C.",
"A Young Woman Named Myra" [who worked at Kelltic Electric Music Store, Wyse Road, Dartmouth],
"To Rita Christian Who Types Poems with the Speed of the Wind", and many more.

Also a six-page uncredited prose section "Nova Scotian Blacksmith Masters the Dying Art of Rope Spinning".

Very good. Uncommon. 40.00

Title: Mel Fraser's Poems. First Edition

Author Name: FRASER, Mel

Categories: 41,

Publisher: 1990

Seller ID: 71799

Keywords: LITERATURE POETRY NOVA SCOTIA CANADA CANADIAN BLACKSMITHS LUNENBURG COUNTY,