Oak Bay writer Frank Wilson hopes to send a message with his collection of poetry featuring illustrations by members of the Multiple Sclerosis Society Centre’s art therapy group.
“It’s a very positive signal about what people who’ve got a long-term chronic problem can do,” said the retired economics professor.
Chasing Crows takes its title from one of the 43 poems in the collection, which run alongside 17 illustrations. All proceeds from the sale support the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada.
Chasing Crows is the second poetry collection that Wilson has written in support of multiple sclerosis societies.
It follows Blackberries, which raised $7,000 for the Multiple Sclerosis Society U.K. five years ago.
One of Wilson’s oldest friends, whom he met in junior school in the U.K., was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in his early 40s and continues to live with the condition almost 30 years later.
Chasing Crows is available for $25 from the MS Society on North Park Road, Crumsby’s Cupcake Café in Estevan Village or by emailing the author at Arnalw17@gmail.com.
Wilson is also the author of Nowt to Do with Me, a collection of short stories published by U.K.-based Peakpublish in January. Wilson is currently working on a follow-up collection, titled Don’t Tell the Wife.
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