Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Sunday | November 11, 2012
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Engineer, artist releases anthology
St Catherine-born artiste Harold Degado 'Spolly' Napier
Rasbert Turner, Gleaner Writer

Talented St Catherine-born artiste Harold Degado 'Spolly' Napier has now written a book and disc of poems titled Consideration to showcase his versatility.

The book, which has seven poems namely 'The Mission', 'The Tunnel', 'I A Me', 'I Love you', 'Melt', 'You inside of me' and 'Consideration'.

Napier told Arts & Education that he has been writing for a number of years and is still inspired by the written words.

"I am blessed with the natural ability to express myself through my pen and written words, resulting in poetry," Spolly said.

He told Arts & Education he has 30 other poems to be released, but decided to release the first eight as a dedication to his fans.

The material

"The material on the disc and book relates to all facets of life and any well-thinking person can be duly entertained and educated by them," Spolly said.

Napier, a mechanical engineer certified by the Union of Lancashire and Cheshire Institute, London, also works with leather craft. He has also figured prominently in the painting of the monument at Tower and Church streets which is dedicated to the memory of murdered children.

"I have been afforded training in other specifications; however, poetry is my strongest expression," Spolly said.

The consensus among persons who read the poems is that it is a great collection for only $1,000 each.

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