Opcit at Large
by John Barr
In book two, Opcit at Large, the poet pushes back on his oppressors in three adventures. In "The Afterdammit" Opcit tours, like Virgil in the Inferno, the afterworld of reincarnation. In "Opcit en Afrique" he struggles to survive as poet laureate to Africa's newest President for Life. And Opcit, as "The Last Cosmonaut", orbits earth on the eve of the fall of the Soviet Union. He makes his flaming reentry with the dignity and strength of one who has survived and prevailed.