Cosmo Pieterse (essay date 1967)
SOURCE: An interview with Dennis Brutus, in Cultural Events in Africa, No. 26, January, 1967, pp. I-III.
[In the following interview, Brutus discusses with Pieterse some of the themes and techniques of his poetry, as well as his principal influences.]
[Pieterse]: Dennis, one notices in poems of yours that fairly frequently there are opposites, for instance in the third line of the introductory poem from your collection; Sirens, Knuckles, and Boots:
A troubadour, I traverse all my land
exploring all her wide flung parts with zest
probing in motion sweeter far than rest
her secret thickets with...
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