The Magician’s Hat, by Colorado poet, Bill Tremblay, is a historical collection of narrative poetry, that combine to tell a cohesive story of one man’s fight for the liberation from oppression of his country. This poetic historiography is artfully crafted to present an in depth vision into the life and artistic expression of the revolutionary Mexican muralist, David Alfaro Siqueiros, from 1936 to 1940 during a time of political unrest within Mexico’s borders. Siqueiros held visions of a liberated and culturally enlightened Mexico. These humanistic visions were expressed not only in his art, but in his revolutionary actions.
As with the Murals of David Sequeiros, Tremblay creates a poetic mural of stories, which paint a portrait of Siqueiros as a visionary thinker, exposing his humanistic qualities with such skill that at times, the reader may become lost in the story and forget that this is a poetic work. Truly a man of revolutionary ideals, willing to stand up and fight for what he believed in, going as far as attempting an assassination of Leon Trotsky, David Sequeiros is portrayed here as so much more. His humanistic side is seen through his artwork, murals depicting the human condition metaphorically, revolutionary in their own way. His personal life, as a loving father and husband, and loyal friend reveal him to be a man of sensibilities. Running in artistic circles of both famous and infamous; Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, Ernest Hemingway, Jose Orozco, and Jackson Pollack, Sequeiros was revolutionary in his artwork, as well. Tremblay lets language paint the portrait of the man in this poetic and personal recounting of history.
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