Looking at Renaissance Paintings
Looking at Renaissance Paintings and Other Poems is a first book by a mature poet with strong ties to Toronto’s Italian-Canadian community. The first of its two parts is concerned with the heritage, both cultural and spiritual, which comes down to us from the Renaissance in Italy, and its relevance to contemporary life. The second part has portraits of modern-day personages, along with wide-ranging reflections on friendship and family, on the passage of time, on travel and the sense of geographical distance, and on the centrality of home. Affection, concern, admiration, and love infuse poems marked by a spareness of style, a subtle simplicity, and a radiant clarity.
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