By Dick Davis
Deepened by means of his dry wit and the formal rigor of his verse, the poems of Belonging negotiate their manner between own and political divides — generations in a kinfolk, guy and girl, and the tentative current and our inherited pasts.
But at the back of a lot of the writing there's additionally a hope for one of those idealized belonging — to a clerisy of civilized and humane decency which might be came across intermittently in all cultures and is the monopoly of none. Davis's personal cosmopolitan history presents the context for lots of of the poems, but he's involved regularly to discover the humanly common in the neighborhood and anecdotal — a wish discovered in those cautious and incandescent poems.
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Belonging: Poems by Dick Davis