Poetry

Why Poetry? - Tales of autism from behind the mask - Nigel Johnston

Why Poetry? - Tales of autism from behind the mask

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Yes, it’s Poetry! - But Why?

We all have a story to tell.
We just need to find the words.

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Description

Why Poetry?

I knew this would be my last time in therapy, my final chance of salvation.

With such a small window of opportunity, I had to find a way to condense a lifetime of experiences into meaningful, relatable stories, which would suggest that there might be more to this gibbering idiot than meets the eye. And, most importantly, they had to be short.

Poetry became the voice I never had.

The poems in this book give an intimate glimpse into aspects of an autistic life.

Although, in some, you might just recognise yourself.

Illustrated by

Liane Matthews

Primarily a ceramicist, I met Liane when she was tutoring an occupational therapy pottery class (pottery is great fun, do try it).

She also does printmaking, drawing, sketches, a very talented lady.

In return for taking photographs of some of her ceramic pieces, I asked if she would be interested in doing the illustrations for “Why Poetry?” and she said "Yes, ok".

It was an interesting time as, until then, I hadn't shared the poetry outside the circle of therapy professionals. She was very kind in her review of it and I think she’s done a wonderful job of capturing the spirit of the poems with her drawings.

You can find Liane’s ceramics at her website:

lianematthews.com

About the Author

Nigel Johnston

At first glance you might see Nigel as a normal, friendly, albeit quiet individual.

Scratch the surface and you’ll soon get to the quirky layers.

Dig a little deeper and you’ll uncover a fantastic world of science, technology, music, photography and creativity; all built upon a foundation of desperate struggles and hardships.

As many did, Nigel grew up in a time before autism was widely recognised and as such, blundered into every pitfall of the autistic traits. Nowadays he’s a lot more forgiving of himself and spends his time in nature taking photographs.

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Why Poetry? - Tales of autism from behind the mask

Why Poetry? - Tales of autism from behind the mask

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By the time I was referred to Lake House my world had imploded and my body was tearing itself apart. Anything and anybody beyond the single room of my small flat was too much for me to cope with. A lifetime of masking and faulty coping mechanisms had finally caught up with me.

I got lucky.

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Dedication

I knew this would be my last time in therapy, my final chance of salvation.

With such a small window of opportunity, I had to find a way to condense a lifetime of experiences into meaningful, relatable stories, which would suggest that there might be more to this gibbering idiot than meets the eye. And, most importantly, they had to be short.

Poetry became the voice I never had.

The poems in this book give an intimate glimpse into aspects of an autistic life.

Although, in some, you might just recognise yourself.

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