Murder For Starters



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By Nick Satornetti-Portway

ISBN: 9781847474414
Published: 2008
Pages: 99
Key Themes: poetry, mania, spirituality, mental health services, recovery


Nicks inventive book of poetry very accurately potrays, both in its content and also in the style of presentation, what it is like to be manic. With his poetry Nick attempts to tackle many subjects from abuse at the hands of mental health professionals to love and relationships. Nicks linguistic inventiveness can be hard to follow at first, but soon it becomes apparent that the rich vocabulary and inventive use of language is all part of the way Nick communicates his feelings on the topics he is discussing. This is a rich, varied and interesting collection.

About the Author

I was born in South Kensington, London in 1960 to an Italian immigrant father and an English mother. I went to a convent boarding school in Bridport, Dorset and later moved to a junior school in Romford, Essex when the convent became an old peoples home. I have step brothers and one step sister. My mother has been married 3 times and now lives in Florida after a successful career as a Radiographer.

I was a difficult child and first came into contact with the mental health system at the age of 10 when I saw a child psychologist after walking out of school. I failed most of my CSEs and went into the building trade becoming a painter and decorator.

I had my first drug induced breakdown in 1980, I have been in the system ever since. In the last six years I have gained a GCSE and an A Level in photography a BTEC National Diploma in Music Technology and an HNC in Music Production.


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