A Glass Half Full

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Hutchinson Books, 2002 - 203 pages
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Whilst undergoing test 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

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About the author (2002)

Felix Dennis is the chairman of Dennis Publishing and the founder of "Maxim," one of the most successful new magazines of the last decade. His privately owned company publishes "The Week, Auto Express, Stuff, Computer Shopper," and "Evo," among many other magazines. He has written several volumes of poetry that have been performed live onstage by the Royal Shakespeare Company. He has homes in London, New York City, and the Caribbean island of Mustique.

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