In the Empire of the Air: The Poems of Donald Britton
Reginald Shepherd,  editor
Philip Clark,  editor

with an afterward by Douglas Crase

Poetry | $16.95
paperback, 120 pages, 6 x 9"
Publication Date: 2016
ISBN: 978-1-937658-44-1

An evocative and luminous collection of poems from the late 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 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 In the Empire of the Air: The Poems of Donald Britton reprints Italy alongside previously unpublished and uncollected poems to display the full range of Britton’s fresh, vivid language and subtle humor.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.