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Author Davis, Dick, 1945-

Title Belonging : poems / Dick Davis.

Published Athens : Swallow Press/Ohio University Press, [2002]
©2002

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 UniM Bail  821.914 DAVIS    AVAILABLE
Physical description 54 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Shadows 1 -- A Monorhyme for the Shower 2 -- Haydn and Hokusai 3 -- Night Thoughts 5 -- Iran Twenty Years Ago 6 -- To the Persian Poets 8 -- Political Asylum 9 -- In History 10 -- Gongora 11 -- A Petrarchan Sonnet 12 -- Casanova 13 -- Dido 14 -- In the Restaurant 15 -- Duchy and Shinks 16 -- West South West 17 -- Teresia Sherley 18 -- What 21 -- A World Dies ... 22 -- Sweet Pleasure ... 23 -- Hibernation 24 -- No Going Back 25 -- Secrets 26 -- Out of Time 27 -- Aubade 28 -- A Se Stesso 30 -- "Live Happily" 31 -- Guides for the Soul 32 -- Games 33 -- Victorian 35 -- Partners 37 -- Just a Small One, As You Insist 39 -- Desire 40 -- Farewell to the Mentors 41 -- A Bit of Paternity 42 -- Kipling's Kim, Thirty Years On 43 -- New at It 44 -- Deja Lu 46 -- Growing Up 47 -- Old 48 -- Small Talk 49 -- Just So 51 -- Notes 53.
Summary 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 cultures and is the monopoly of none.
ISBN 0804010420 (alk. paper)
0804010439 (paperback: alk. paper)