A Glass Half Full

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Hutchinson, 2002 - 203 pages
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A collection of original verse by the maverick multi-millionaire publisher Felix Dennis. Whilst undergoing tests in a clinic for a mysterious and debilitating illness Felix Dennis felt a sudden compulsion to try his hand at a 'spot of poetry'; 'That was September 13, 1999. I know because I automatically inserted the date at the top, as is my habit, when making notes in the office. I did not write another poem until August 2000, after the first line had paced unbidden within my thoughts for some days, like a dog carrying its lead to an absent minded owner. In early October 2000 I began seriously to get down to it working three to five hours every day writing or revising poetry. It felt like a dam had broken. Seventeen months later, there are 303 poems in my groaning slip file - a file which accompanies me wherever I travel. The 'spot of poetry' has become a fully fledged obsession. It comes every day, relentlessly, in tidal wave after tidal wave. Once I deliberately attempted a week without reading or composing any poetry. I cracked after four days. Marooned in a sea of verse, I do not desire to ever reach land again.'

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"Stands the glass half empty,/ Or stands the glass half full?/ Hand me the decanter, man,/ I'll take another pull." In September 1999, at the age of 52, while in the hospital for an unspecified ... Read full review

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A collection of poems; very moden way of thinking. Not sweet love poems for sure. Life lessons and hardhsips are really the bases of alot of them. Some fowl words here and there but otherwise a great book. Read full review

About the author (2002)

Felix Dennis was born on May 27, 1947. He was one of the central figures who brought 60s counterculture magazine Oz to a large audience. In 1973, he founded his own magazine publishing company, Dennis Publishing, launching titles such as Maxim and owning The Week, Viz, and Health and Fitness. He wrote several collections of poetry including A Glass Half Full; Love, of a Kind; This Is the Way of the World; and I Just Stepped Out. He would occasionally go on live poetry performance tours in order to promote his latest collections. He also wrote several of tell-all books including How to Get Rich: The Distilled Wisdom of One of Britain's Wealthiest Self-Made Entrepreneurs, and 88 - The Narrow Road: A Brief Guide to the Getting of Money. He died from throat cancer on June 22, 2014 at the age of 67.

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