About the Ebook
Life in Monochrome delves deep into every emotion, proving the universality of human feeling and connecting with readers in an incredibly meaningful way. With poems which share heartbreak, rage, joy and love, Kuta lays himself bare and shares the depths of his feeling with his audience, encouraging them to explore their own emotions on a similarly profound level.
With Instagram a very visual and seemingly transient medium, the beauty of these short poems lies in their ability to condense complex ideas and thoughts into only a handful of words. In just a few sparse lines, Kuta vividly captures the human experience and distils it into stunning poetry which appeals to both the eye and ear. This truly is verbal craftsmanship on a level which is extremely rare, with poems reflecting a myriad of feelings which will appeal to readers of all ages and backgrounds.
Some are achingly poignant, others express the depth and complexity of love, but all are graced with Kuta’s unique way with words. In an era when we’re warned of shorter attention spans, these neat and concise lyrics sing from both the page and screen and cannot help but capture their readers’ hearts and imaginations.
Stephen Robert Kuta was born in Chelmsford, Essex, England in 1978, the second eldest of five children and second-generation Polish/English descent. His grandfather spent his young adult life in a Nazi Labour Camp before arriving in England in the early 1950’s. He studied English Language, Literature, History and Drama and continues to study humanities as his chosen field of study, he went onto to publish prose and poetry in selected anthologies throughout the 1990's and was credited with a publication in the national newspaper, the Sunday Mirror in remembrance of Diana Princess of Wales. He eventually edited an anthology of work in 2005, a book intended to bring the voices of the world together collectively in response to the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami. The book was of a limited run and all profits from its sale were donated to the Tsunami Earthquake Fund. The book has gone onto become a valued piece of social history and often used in university academic studies.