Poetry Book Casts Wide Thematic Net

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Poet Deborah Renee pens “A Better Kind of Madness.”

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PHILADELPHIA – In her most recent book of poetry “A Better Kind of Madness: Vivid Poetic Images” (published by iUniverse), Deborah Renee takes a very mainstream thematic approach to writing, offering a mixed bag of topics such as emotional experiences, social conditions, humor and storytelling.

“‘A Better Kind of Madness’ is, of course, a poetry book,” explains Renee, “a poetry book of different themes, tones, colors, sights, emotions and sounds. The book is divided into four different chapters; and the poems in each chapter are built around certain key words.”

Renee believes that poetry has been one of the most important means of expression throughout history, and she is proud to add her voice to that conversation. She uses the medium to discuss such issues as social consciousness, introspective examination, the beauty of nature and spiritual contemplation.

“I learned about poetry from reading other poets,” says Renee. “But also from taking a brave leap into becoming comfortable with working with the art of word gatherings; and using those words as a painter uses hues, tones and colors.”

Renee hopes readers find her poetry enjoyable and inspirational, but she also hopes it helps them let go of their hang-ups and see things from a different perspective. She also would like readers to catch a glimpse of “… how words can be very poetic, powerful and expressive.”

About the Author
Deborah Renee has worked in nursing care, as a nursing assistant, with geriatric and terminally ill patients for the past several years. She has had several poems published in various magazines, including “Writer’s World” and “Poet Sanctuary Reflections 2010.” She resides in Philadelphia. This is her first published collection of poems.

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