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Belonging : poems

Author: Dick Davis
Publisher: Athens : Swallow Press/Ohio University Press, ©2002.
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Deepened by Dick Davis's dry wit and the formal rigor of his verse, the poems of Belonging negotiate their way among personal and political divides -- generations in a family; man and woman; the tentative present and our inherited pasts. But much of the writing here is also evidence of a desire for a kind of idealized belonging -- to a clerisy of civilized and humane decency that can be found intermittently in all  Read more...
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Davis, Dick, 1945-
Belonging.
Athens : Swallow Press/Ohio University Press, c2002
(OCoLC)606825315
Named Person: Moreah Sheldan
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dick Davis
ISBN: 0804010420 9780804010429 0804010439 9780804010436
OCLC Number: 48951175
Description: 54 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Shadows --
A Monorhyme for the Shower --
Haydn and Hokusai --
Night Thoughts --
Iran Twenty Years Ago --
To the Persian Poets --
Political Asylum --
In History --
Gongora --
A Petrarchan Sonnet --
Casanova --
Dido --
In the Restaurant --
Duchy and Shinks --
West South West --
Teresia Sherley --
What --
A World Dies ... --
Sweet Pleasure ... --
Hibernation --
No Going Back --
Secrets --
Out of Time --
Aubade --
A Se Stesso --
"Live Happily" --
Guides for the Soul --
Games --
Victorian --
Partners --
Just a Small One, As You Insist --
Desire --
Farewell to the Mentors --
A Bit of Paternity --
Kipling's Kim, Thirty Years On --
New at It --
Deja Lu --
Growing Up --
Old --
Small Talk --
Just So --
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Responsibility: Dick Davis.

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Deepened by Davis' dry wit and the formal rigour of his verse, these poems negotiate their way among personal and political divides. His own cosmopolitan background provides the context for many of  Read more...

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"I want to go through Belonging quoting handfuls, learning poem after poem by heart.... To read Dick Davis is to be reminded of what poetry used to be, and can still become." - X. J. Kennedy "Reading Read more...

 
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