Special thanks to Tom Chandler over at the Trout Underground for his recent review of David Fraser's first book of poetry, Killing Trout and Other Love Poems (NewPages Press, 2008). Among his comments, Chandler likens Fraser's work to that of John Gierach:
"The result is a collection of sharp, all-literary-encumbrances-removed poems that reminded me of John Gierach’s little-seen, pre-Trout Bum Signs of Life poetry collection. Fraser doesn’t burden his poems with overripe metaphor or literary pretense. His is the art of carving away all that isn’t essential, and the result is a series of visceral glimpses into a life lived largely outdoors."
He definitely "got it."