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Until the roof lifted off

Until the roof lifted off

poems and illustrations by Carly Volpe

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A powerful debut poetry collection by Carly Volpe, 2018 Bucks County Poet Laureate

“Do not mind the chilly April waters.
Take off your shoes.
We are on holy ground.”

- from “It is Springtime and You are Gone”

In Carly Volpe’s first collection of poetry, she builds a home for us with her words. We are called upon to witness the amazing transformation of a life tentatively growing to fruition. Until the roof lifted off is both a snapshot and a sweeping narrative of love, healing, loss, and regret.

Within these pages, we are reminded to observe our own power. Combined with breathtaking and colorful illustrations, Carly Volpe shares her story with her readers to remind us of the beautiful challenge that lies in creating art.

Praise for Until the roof lifted off

Poems that in their courage and craft are unforgettable - perhaps because the spirited courage is inseparable from its lyric and undaunted craft, the loving and sacred attention to language and life which Carly Volpe brings to each page.


~ Christopher Bursk, Improbable Swervings of Atoms

Book Details

ISBN: 978-0-9965227-7-9
Release Date: October, 8, 2018
Trim Size: 5x8in
Page Count: 76 pgs
Format: Paperback

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