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"Frayed" is McGilvray's fourth published volume of poetry and the second to feature great works of art and photography. McGilvray's poetry has been called both thought provoking and poignant. Artists included are Jenna Planck, the author's granddaughter, Blek Le Rat, Berthe Morisot, Fra Angelico, Edvard Munch, Carl von Blaas, Vincent van Gogh, Philips Wouwerman, Herbert James Draper, Charles Meynier, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and photographer Steve McCurry. McGilvray is also the author of "Secrets, Scrawls and Strays - And Other Virgin Verses" his first collection of work which is beautifully illustrated by Simoni Gruber. Then came "Thistle Diaries" - Flùr na h-Alba" (Flower Of Scotland)a nod to his Scottish ancestry. Of "Thistle Diaries, it was said, "His poetry speaks to the marrow in my bones, the places in my heart where my longings reside, and in my eternal DNA of my tribe...." His third piublication, "Fine Art" features McGilvray's poetry and the artwork of Edwin Henry Landseer, Maxfield Parrish, Pompeo Batoni, Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh. They have all been very well received. Ron has also enjoyed a loyal following and world-wide audience of readers in his online projects "Thistle Diaries" and "Secrets, Scrawls and Strays".
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About the Author
About The Author: Ronald C. McGilvray is a Kathleen Downey Short Fiction Award winner and has been writing poetry for much of his life. His poetry has also appeared in collections and publications such as "Lad O' Pairts Vol. 1 - Hope Over Fear" and "Worcester Magazine". Among his many past diversions, the most enjoyable was as a newspaper reporter and editor. He has lived all over New England and now resides in Spencer, MA with his wife Sandra.