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  • Published: 31 December 2012
  • ISBN: 9781448165308
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224

A Glass Half Full


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A poetry book from the British philanthropist and multi-millionaire who founded Dennis Publishing, publishers of magazine, including lad mag Maxim and weekly political magazine The Week

Multi-millionaires are not supposed to write poetry. It offends against natural justice. But following a life-threatening illness, Felix Dennis, the man behind the magazine publishing powerhouse responsible for The Week and Maxim found himself scribbling lines in the oddest situations - in business meetings, at social functions, on aeroplanes and even in his sleep.

  • Pub date: 31 December 2012
  • ISBN: 9781448165308
  • Imprint: Cornerstone Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224

About the Author

Felix Dennis

Publisher and poet Felix Dennis was one of Britain's most colourful maverick millionaires. Imprisoned in 1971 as co-editor of OZ magazine and acquitted on appeal, he founded his own magazine publishing company in 1973 and made millions with the sale of Personal Computer World and MacUser in the mid-eighties. Today, Dennis Publishing remains a privately owned company with headquarters in London and New York City. Titles include The Week, Auto Express, Maxim, Men's Fitness and Computer Shopper. Following a life-threatening illness, his first collection of poetry, A Glass Half Full was published by Hutchinson and the second, Lone Wolf, in 2004. Eight more collections followed, accompanied by sell-out reading tours on both sides of the Atlantic. The Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection is awarded yearly, as part of the Forward Prizes for Poetry. As a lover of trees, his lifetime ambition was the planting of a large native broadleaf forest in Warwickshire. He had homes in England, the USA, St Vincent and the Grenadines and died of cancer in June 2014 at his home in Warwickshire.

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Praise for A Glass Half Full

“Seriously good stuff - great quality and memorability. At least one of these poems with be instantly anthologised.”

Melvyn Bragg

“A Glass Half Full blew me away. Dennis is a crouching tiger poised to wreak havoc among the bleating lambs of modern English poetry.”

Mick Farren

“He writes like a man obsessed. If Waugh were still alive, he would fall on Dennis' verse with a glad cry of recognition and approval”

John Walsh, The Independent

“Marvellous stuff...the unpredictable Felis Dennis, long known for publishing other things, now bursts forth as a 21st Century Kipling”

Tom Wolfe


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