In the Empire of the Air: The Poems of Donald Britton

In the Empire of the Air The Poems of Donald Britton Described as dazzling by Edmund White and as a poet who has The Gift and delivers The Goods by Kenward Elmslie Donald Britton published just one book of poetry Italy before his death from AIDS in

  • Title: In the Empire of the Air: The Poems of Donald Britton
  • Author: Donald Britton Reginald Shepherd Philip Clark Douglas Crase
  • ISBN: 9781937658441
  • Page: 158
  • Format: Paperback
  • Described as dazzling by Edmund White and as a poet who has The Gift and delivers The Goods by Kenward Elmslie, Donald Britton published just one book of poetry, Italy, before his death from AIDS in 1994 In the Empire of the Air The Poems of Donald Britton reprints Italy alongside previously unpublished and uncollected poems to display the full range of Britton s fresh,Described as dazzling by Edmund White and as a poet who has The Gift and delivers The Goods by Kenward Elmslie, Donald Britton published just one book of poetry, Italy, before his death from AIDS in 1994 In the Empire of the Air The Poems of Donald Britton reprints Italy alongside previously unpublished and uncollected poems to display the full range of Britton s fresh, vivid language and subtle humor It is poetry by turns glamorous, wistful, intellectual, and elegant, the sharp eyed observations of a penetrating mind lost to the world too soon.

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    1. I have no idea how to rate this. There are poems that I don't get at all; then there are amazing pieces like the title poem:Stars, glowing zircon strands of dump truck highbeamsLined up, liquid and radiant, past the lastOpen-all-night erotica boutiqueJust over the state line of the last state.Maybe they’re sparks we igniteRubbing each other the wrong way, fiery notesUnwary rhapsodists pluck from the stringsOf incendiary violins.

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