Author Ink Stains’s new book “A Poetic Life: Bird’s Eye View” is a collection of evocative poetry and art drawn from myriad life experiences as a black man in America.

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Recent release “A Poetic Life: Bird’s Eye View” from Page Publishing author Ink Stains is a deeply personal work blending his lifetime of diverse experiences with a unique storytelling style to confront the dynamics of an America on the verge of imploding.

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Ink Stains, born Paul McKinley Holmes, is a Mississippi native, artist, poet, and married father of two grown sons who grew up on the streets of Detroit, was one of the first black students to experience school bussing in the 1970s, and served in the US Army at bases in the United States and Germany before beginning a career in communications following his honorable discharge. He has published his new book “A Poetic Life: Bird’s Eye View”: a gripping and potent literary debut.

“A Poetic Life” is a polarizing collection of poetic musings that illuminate the struggles of the African-American male. Each work evaluates the complexities of the black experience from various perspectives and is meant to precipitate discussion. Ink Stains utilizes his political art as a means to collapse emotional barriers and inspire empathy from those that have rejected the tribulations black men face. Infused with both poignancy and triumph this collection speaks to love, religion, politics, and race relations. (N. A. Robinson)

A work of art which resonates deep within us by continually speaking to our souls.

Published by Page Publishing, Ink Stains’s engrossing book is a compelling collection of poetry informed by a lifetime of insight and personal truth in modern America.

Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “A Poetic Life: Bird’s Eye View” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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