By Dick Davis
Deepened through his dry wit and the formal rigor of his verse, the poems of Belonging negotiate their approach between own and political divides — generations in a kinfolk, guy and lady, 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 that are stumbled on intermittently in all cultures and is the monopoly of none. Davis's personal cosmopolitan historical past presents the context for plenty of of the poems, but he's involved constantly to discover the humanly common in the neighborhood and anecdotal — a desire learned in those cautious and incandescent poems.
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