By Dick Davis
Deepened by way of his dry wit and the formal rigor of his verse, the poems of Belonging negotiate their means between own and political divides — generations in a relatives, guy and lady, and the tentative current and our inherited pasts.
But in the back of a lot of the writing there's additionally a wish for a type of idealized belonging — to a clerisy of civilized and humane decency which are stumbled on intermittently in all cultures and is the monopoly of none. Davis's personal cosmopolitan history presents the context for plenty of of the poems, but he's involved continuously to discover the humanly common in the neighborhood and anecdotal — a desire discovered in those cautious and incandescent poems.
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