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The Years Distilled: Verses

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The Years Distilled are the verses from twenty years of spoken word and performance poetry on stages and in coffee houses around the United States. While the collection only represents a small fraction of the writing done over two decades (1990-2010) it is an almost complete collection of the pieces performed. The ranting and rambling contained within this book is often ju ...more
Paperback, 210 pages
Published June 21st 2010 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform (first published June 16th 2010)
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I was given this book by a friend for my honest opinion. I have read several of this author's great short fiction and novels but was still apprehensive about the idea of reading poetry by anyone. Curiosity in the end got the better of me and what I found was fortunately a pleasant surprise.

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The work contined in this book is breathtaking, sad, funny, bitter, and true. I grudgingly bought a copy on a raving recommendation from a friend, because I simply do not regularly buy books from authors I don't know. I was so impressed that I have now bought two more copies to give as gifts. There is not enough good to say about this book. I hope that eveyone can read this book and let it touch them like it has touched me.
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I am the first to admit that I absolutely HATE poetry (hell im probably one of the fewer people who hate romeo and juliet) but i loved this collection. Dark, some erotic, and filled with angst (but not of the sparkly vampire variety). Definitely worth the read.
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Poetry is cool, but it's not one of my favorite genres. Sharpe's poetry stands alone. It's raw, it's real, it's emotional, and it's deep, written from the heart.
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There is a lot of emotion and just raw real life that shines through these poems. A good, if not always easy, read. A must for any poetry fan.
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Born and raised in the middle of the American Midwest, Dennis Sharpe has been a writer as long as he can remember. His mother has told many people about the fantasy and science fiction stories he'd write on scraps of paper, and staple together as his 'books', before he'd attended his first day of formal education.

He has spent many late nights at diners and dives, drinking coffee with a tattered no
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