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Frank McNie's Poems
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Frank McNie was born in Falkirk, Scotland in 1948. His father Frank was a tradesman, his mother Margaret hailed from Ayrshire. His ancestry traces back via Edinburgh and Stirling to the McNie’s at the Lake of Menteith in 1735. He likes to think they were part of Rob Roy’s band of reevers although he has found no evidence of this, it is fertile ground for a vivid imagination. Frank’s Mother died when he was six years old leaving him with a void, which was only, filled after several years of marriage to June Marina his Highland Lassie.

Frank and June have two daughters, Morvern is an accomplished performance poet. Sarra is a wonderful figure painter. They have two dogs and two cats and a turtle all artistic in their own way. June Marina is perhaps the only sane member of the family, but she also has her moments.

Frank has been writing poetry off and on since age sixteen after he was told by the Falkirk Employment Center, that the battery of psychological tests he had just taken suggested that he was best suited to be a poet, (there first ever). He was offered an office job, it being the closest match on their books. He moved to Toronto shortly after where he and his wife have owned several Scottish restaurants: -Tartan Annie’s…Hamish’s Kitchen…McNie’s Lovely Grub, to name a few.

Frank has read poetry on Toronto radio and had a few pieces published he anxiously awaits his first royalty payment but isn’t quite ready to give up his day job yet.



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