The Blue Room
PoemsAuthor: 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.
|ISBN associated with this title:||9781927492512|
|Publisher||Cape Breton University Press|
|Published on||September 20 2013|
|Dimensions||8.5(in) x 5.5(in)|