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The Downturn

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By Mike Hackney

ISBN: 978-1-84991-757-5
Published: 2012
Pages: 52
Key Themes: Mental Health, Poetry, Manic Depression, Recovery

Description

The Downturn is a collection of semi-autobiographical poems describing life with manic-depression from 1996-2008.

About the Author

Mike Hackney was born in Abilene, Texas on March 20, 1969. He received a BFA in creative writing from Bowling Green State University in 1993 and a MLS in liberal studies from The University of Toledo in 2006. He is the author of two booksóLearning To Write (a collaboration) and Midwestern Shoes; Your Poetic Self All Over Again. His works have appeared in Prairie Margins, The Cornfed Angel, and Broadway bards First and Helium.com. He currently lives in Sylvania, Ohio and is nearly finished with his first novel.

Book Extract

(#7) Diagnosed
Here the madness was Yet to be pulled apart

There was new theory Coming around

I was deemed bi-polar Suicidally depressed w/ Schizophrenic tendencies

This meant I saw things That were not there:

Demons, laughing loners, night-walkers.

And, beyond that I was (a.) no doubt moody, (b.) could not hold steady employment.

Beyond that, a threat, a danger to myself, And others

& did not know The Self.

So, who was I?

I had to leave that

To the orderly, the Dr.

The nurse.


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This product was added to our catalog on Friday 23 March, 2012.