With his fourth full-length poetry collection, James B. Nicola takes his readers out of the theater and into the museum, the gallery, the studio, the cathedral, the dance hall, and the cinema, traveling all over the world and all through time. With over eighty poems and sixty full-color images of the world’s finest art, this carefully curated volume is an album of highlights from the history of art as well as a celebration of the artist’s never-ending quest for both inspiration and immortality. Some poems pose questions as enigmatic and evocative as “Where does art/start?” while others spin the saga of the arts and artists through the ages. There is something for everyone: Botticelli and Bernini, Michelangelo and Monet, Pollock and Pygmalion, Renoir and Rodin, Astaire and Arbus, plus everything in between. A festive fusion of the verbal and the visual.