THE QUANTUM POET...how it all began

I started my journey into the poetic spotlight as part of underground bohemian collective The 4 Poets, writing poems for various events gave me a unique opportunity to gain insight into what makes a poem work live and often far more importantly, exactly what doesn’t!

As is the way of life, change happened, which saw me have my Beatles moment and leave The 4 Poets to explore within my own creativity, to finally write for the sheer pleasure of telling stories which rhymed (sometimes!).

My first poetry book The Lancashire Poems eventually came out in early 2013, closely followed by sister collection The Cheshire Poems. The next eighteen months saw your poet performing across those two counties, and also a little further afield at libraries, festivals, museums and literary events.

Why The Quantum Poet?

This fair question is the one I get asked in every interview and at most live shows. Short story - in 2013 I visited many places in the UK touring, on a radio show the host insisted on referring to me during the entire interview as Dean Fraser - The Quantum Poet (I had been trying to establish the name The Folk Poet up until that point) I liked the sound of it and so I kept it! I finally found out recently why he felt compelled to call me The Quantum Poet, knowing of my other creativity within dowsing and healing, he thought the name fitted me...I guess he was proved right!

I am available for live events. Currently I am touring my newly republished collection A HEALING FOR GAIA during 2019 into 2020. The show lasts about an hour. Get in touch deanfraserofficial@outlook.com

Beyond Poetry Radio Show

Heard by over a quarter of a million listeners across the UK (and a little further afield) via the network of amazing community radio stations who broadcast the show.

I love radio. Having done more hours live radio than I care to remember, firstly being interviewed on countless shows and latterly presenting the live version of Beyond Poetry. Realisation eventually dawned on your poet, live radio on one station meant spreading the word on how amazing poetry is to only the one local audience. I wanted to reach so many more people...

Beyond Poetry Radio Show grew into being a pre-recorded show syndicated through multiple community radio stations. Recording the show also saw me finally being able to craft the type of show my original vision suggested it ought to be...I always seek as close to exquisite as I can in my creative output...Beyond Poetry Radio as a showcase for poetry was always intended to make people happy!

Beyond Poetry is heard via a network of the following amazing community radio stations:

DEAL RADIO, SALFORD CITY RADIO, NORTHALLERTON FM, CHORLEY FM, DUNSTABLE COMMUNITY RADIO, SPIRE FM, JORVIK FM, CHILTERN VOICE FM, CVFM, HEBDEN RADIO, LEYLAND FESTIVAL RADIO, HERMITAGE FM, SCARBOROUGH, CANALSIDE RADIO, KENNET FM, LEICESTER FM, COLNE FM, NO BARRIERS RADIO and FIESTA FM

I would like to thank every one of the community radio stations who take Beyond Poetry Radio Show and allow me such an amazing platform to spread the word to so many people on exactly why poetry is absolutely relevant and something anyone can enjoy! I would also like to personally thank Brian and Nick from Canalside FM Radio for suggesting presenting a radio show in the first place, Brian Ashman of Leyland FM Radio for showing the way forward is to go pre-recorded and last but not least, Duncan of Beyond Radio for asking me to get involved and inspiring Beyond Poetry as the name for the show.