Loren Denny Uses Poetry to Discuss Addiction in New Book

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‘Climbing up From the Depths’ brings readers into world of drugs, alcohol, mental illness.

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Denny hopes that readers who might be struggling with the same addictions will find hope in his verses.

Author Loren Denny has never had it easy. A skull fracture at a young age caused him behavioral issues. At age 15, he became addicted to drugs and alcohol. At 45, he was incarcerated for the first time. It was in jail that he began writing.

With the discovery of an affinity for writing poetry, he decided this newfound medium could be used as an outlet to discuss his past addictions as well as his recovery through God. His new poetry collection, “Climbing up From the Depths: Poems by Loren Denny” (published by Trafford Publishing), is Denny’s account of drug and alcohol addiction as well as his struggles with mental illness.

Through his poetry, Denny tells readers of his struggles with schizophrenia and addiction as well as his path to health and sobriety. He also reflects on other subjects including love, spirituality and nature. “Climbing up From the Depths” contains both humor and serious reflection. Denny hopes that readers who might be struggling with the same addictions will find hope in his verses.

An excerpt from the poem “Me”:

“I’ve always been all about me
Your feelings have never mattered
In faith your trust I will shatter
Peace or addiction, I prefer the latter”

“Climbing up From the Depths”
By Loren Denny
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 220 pages | ISBN 9781490750880
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5 in | 220 pages | ISBN 9781490750866
E-Book | 220 pages | ISBN 9781490750873
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Loren Denny was born in Long Beach, California, in 1969. He received his high school diploma while in jail, and plans to get his bachelor’s degree when he is released.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC, author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit trafford.com.

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