Poet’s Collection will be Featured at a Book Exhibit in Vermont

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New book contains poems and songs that are simple reflections upon life, examining the existence one travels while on earth

“It begins with a feeling, usually some deep emotion that encompasses your entire being, profound sadness, euphoric bliss or just sincere admiration for something or someone.” This is exactly how author Donald Bastedenbeck writes poetry or songs. He shares to readers Sitting On A Narrow Tree Limb, a collection of his masterpieces that will be featured at the New England Library Association Book Exhibit in Burlington, Vt. on Oct. 2-4, 2011.

“Poetry is pure emotion; it grabs you and takes you on a journey,” Bastedenbeck writes. Writing all his life, poems and songs seem to seep from his pores. Even before he learned guitar, he was fascinated with rhymes and word images. “You write with a fury often not knowing what you are expressing until it’s done. Sometimes you feel mentally and physically drained after a simple ten minute labor,” he adds.

With themes mixed up for variety, Sitting On A Narrow Tree Limb contains many of the author’s emotional jaunts that have become important pieces of his life. Written more than forty years ago, some poems are filled with ideals and desires, others are an attempt at expressing profound love and joy he has enjoyed by being apart of certain peoples lives.

Sitting On A Narrow Tree Limb will be featured at the New England Library Association Book Exhibit in Burlington, Vt. on Oct. 2-4, 2011. For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to http://www.Xlibris.com.

For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to http://www.Xlibris.com.

About the Author
Don Bastedenbeck is a songwriter and a poet. He began as a young teenager when he took up the guitar, an act the changed and helped shape his life. Today, nearly a half century later, he still returns to his roots for introspection and meditative purposes. His emotional journey is here, laid out for all to see, the good times and the bad, the joyful and the somber. These poems are not to evoke sympathy nor are they meant as an apology. They are written in hope to connect with others on a spiritual level, to be relatable. To him few things are more relevant.

Sitting On A Narrow Tree Limb * by Donald Bastedenbeck
Publication Date: August 27, 2010
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 75 pages; 978-1-4535-5337-4
eBook; $9.99; 978-1-4535-5338-1

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

For more information on self-publishing or marketing with Xlibris, visit http://www.Xlibris.com. To receive a free publishing guide, please call (888) 795-4274.

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