News By Tag
News By Place
Alfred Vassallo’s new poetry book – “In Search of Crazed Love” released by ShieldCrest
After his last book; “In Search of a Pessimist”, Alfred now tackles the emotion of love with courage, intensity and with enthusiasm.
The capacity to love someone truly must not be confused with other emotions. Love is inherent in all human cultures which make it difficult, puzzling, ambiguous, and much more complex to establish.
His strong emotions are felt enormously as all words written derived from incisions of his heart.
Born 11th April 1956 in Sliema, Malta, Alfred Vassallo produced and directed several plays as a semi-professional. His productions included, amongst others: "The Exorcism", "Equus", "Night Must Fall", "Who Killed Agatha Christie", "The Island", "Night Mother", "Who's On First" and "Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs." These were all staged at The Manoel Theatre, the national theatre of Malta.
He was also employed by the Colchester Co-Operative drama group, "Scene Around", as a director. The Co-Op drama group produced several plays and took part in two drama festivals in Colchester and Ipswich finishing second for both productions which were "Just a Song at Twilight" and "Savoury Meringue".
He wrote various plays, documentaries and poetry for radio. He also wrote the lyrics to "I Am All Alone" sung by Keith Russell.
Alfred maintains that he is not a ‘true’ poet as he doesn’t follow any particular poetry styles. True Poetry is a piece of literature written by a poet in meter or verse expressing various emotions which are expressed by the use of a variety of different techniques including metaphors, similes and onomatopoeia.