Heap of Stones is a selection of forty poems from two decades of AE Ballakistens poetry, many written while in his twenties. The book opens with a pledge by the poet; that his poetry will always reflect his true word. Indeed, the poems have a bold honesty; they are a powerful reflection of the human experience and range in emotions from anger and heartbreak to hope and contentment. Heap of Stones is a poetry journal that depicts the intimate thoughts and emotions of a man who has overcome great socio-political odds and personal challenge, who here, as in his life, dedicates his talents and depth of insight to the human cause. The collection contains accessible and thought-provoking poems which show AE Ballakisten to be a gifted storyteller and thoughtful commentator on modern society. Heap of Stones is guaranteed to inspire and challenge every reader.
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