The Blue Room

Carlo Spinazzola

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The Blue Room

Poems

  Author:   Carlo Spinazzola    
  Publisher:  Cape Breton University Press

To get a sense of the significance of Carlo Spinazzola’s work, it is important to see it in the context of the full breath of the artistic undertakings he applied himself to. To see him as just a poet, or musician, or a painter, is to miss the spirit that ran through all his work. He was all these things at once –his artistic output flowed naturally, taking a number of forms, always in the same spirit.His life and his work spoke the same honest message, and this honesty gave all of his endeavours a depth, commitment and truthfulness that is unmistakable. Carlo and his blues lived together, and together they created for us a powerful legacy of words, music, art and memory.Whether his inner torments instigated his creativity or were the necessary payment exacted for his gifts is a moot point, for in the end Carlo succumbed to his demons. In 2003 the blues carried him away at the age of thirty-three.By turns funny, crude and, above all, moving, The Blue Room is the work of a true artist. The poems gathered from notebooks written throughout Spinazzola’s lifetime and the artwork gathered from friends are the expressions of a young artist of our generation.

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ISBN associated with this title:9781927492512
Item CB0106
PublisherCape Breton University Press
PublisherCape Breton University Press
Published onSeptember 20 2013
Language eng
Pages 96
Format Paperback
Dimensions8.5(in) x 5.5(in)
Shipping weight165(g)
Status ACTIVE TITLE
Carlo Spinazzola (1970-2003) was an integral part of the creative scene in Cape Breton during his lifetime. As a songwriter and musician he wrote, performed, and recorded around the Island, across the province and in other parts of Canada.