Dennis Vincent Brutus: Airs and Tributes (501 words)

Airs and Tributes (1989, 1990) is a chapbook, produced in two limited edition print runs of 1,500 copies each, edited by academic and poet Gill Ott. The chapbook comprises 17 poems, six of which were previously published: “April, 1988: Lonely far-off klaxon”, “Sunlit Arms”, “In my kitchen”, “SCARAB”, and “MARCH 21, 1987” from the ‘Africa: Literature and Liberation’ special issue of the University of Texas’ Gar (April 1988); “For the Prisoners of South Africa” was first published as a limited edition (100 copies) broadsheet by Slash and Burn Press in 1986. It is Brutus’ eleventh ‘book’ of poetry. The volume begins with a brief Publisher’s statement by Lamont B. Steptoe, followed by an …

McLuckie, Craig. "Airs and Tributes". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 24 March 2004
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