“Do not mind the chilly April waters. Take off your shoes. We are on holy ground.” And with these words, we find our home within the pages of Until the roof lifted off. In Carly Volpe’s first collection of poetry, she calls upon the power of transformation. Whether it’s a snapshot or a sweeping narrative, each poem is a moment asking for our attention. Until the roof lifted off reminds us that we have the gift of transforming pain into something more powerful - that we have the ability to make something new. Combined with her breathtaking and colorful illustrations, Carly Volpe shares her story with her readers to remind us of the beautiful challenge that lies in creating art.