You Can't Get Inside My Head It's Already Overcrowded

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AuthorHouse, 2010 - Poetry - 172 pages
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From the author of "Purification: Cleansing of a contaminated soul" comes a second collection of words that resemble poetry. "You can't get inside my head it's already overcrowded" is hopeful to appeal to those who have not had interest in this genre before, as well as, those who are interested. This book contains words that spill over onto paper that eventually fill the voids of the soul and mind. The writings in this book once again express topics of love and death, but also expand out to other subject matters. There is no doubt that one will find a combination of humor and strong emotion within . This is a simple read with deep honesty. Suzy Geers, writer for Pulse Magazine (Worcesters's Entertainment Mag) stated the following of Purification, "Poetry. For me, it's a touchy art form. Some goes right over my head, and that's fine, I get that (I am certainly nooo expert on the subject but Shel Silverstein rocks, right?!), and some, I truly enjoy and even manage to absorb. Enter Worcester's resident modern poet, John Dervishian. A thirty-something (you can figure out his age by Googling ~ John graduated Cambridge Rindge and Latin School with none other than Matt Damon) with a penchant for penning some poignant and very relatable verses." Mark Lynch of WICN (Worcester Radio Personailty) stated "Poet John D. was one of the very few poets I didn't want to kill in 10 minutes after talking to them. He was one of the most clear-headed, grounded artists I have talked to in a while and the classic "helluva nice guy." I am obviously meeting the wrong poets. He's a good poet too. He's one of those artists you have to root for to get some recognition. "

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A deep look
A child judged
Into the woods
Self resurrect
A new old look
An early morning ritual
The weak remain weak
More monotony
Dental cleansing in comparison with relationships

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John Dervishian was born and raised in Cambridge, MA. His claim to fame involves two actors that shall not be named, due to the probability of getting sued for using names without consent. He graduated from Cambridge Rindge and Latin in 1988 and went on to pursue a degree in Sociology. The decision to study Sociology was because he did not know what else to do and this was quite an easy way to get out of college. Nonetheless this degree has opened doors within the Human Service Field. He has been working in this field for over 18 years and this is his 'career', although there are so many other things he should be doing. Someone eventually decided it was a good idea to marry him and have his children. Poetry was not used to get this to happen. He cannot afford to live in Cambridge despite his yearning to go back, so he has settled in the Western parts of Massachusetts. John writes for the excitement and therapy it provides for him. Aside from writing, John enjoys playing the guitar (not so well), playing video games and reading his poetry to people who will listen. He will continue to write for him and his children. "I think it, I speak it, I own it, others just think" -jdervishian

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