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Old 05-03-2002, 10:01 PM
Catherine Tufariello Catherine Tufariello is offline
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Tim Murphy already mentioned in his introduction to Dick Davis as Visiting Lariat that Dick has a new poetry collection forthcoming, but I wanted to give the news a little more prominence. The book is titled <u>Belonging</u> and is available by the end of this month from Ohio University Press/Swallow Press. It can be ordered directly from OUP at (740)593-1158, through your local bookstore, or through Amazon. It is also being published by Anvil Press in the U.K.

I've had the pleasure and privilege of reading <u>Belonging</u> in manuscript, and I am not alone in the opinion that it contains some of Dick's finest poems to date. Another member recently lamented elsewhere how difficult it was to get hold of <u>Devices and Desires</u>. I propose that the Davis fans among us do our best to help keep this new book in print for a long time.

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Old 05-04-2002, 10:22 AM
Tim Murphy Tim Murphy is offline
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I share Catherine's assessment, and like Catherine I possess a treasured copy of the manuscript. It is very inspiring for a young whipper-snapper like Tim to see a grand old man like Davis doing his best work at so advanced an age.
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Old 05-05-2002, 07:17 AM
Tim Murphy Tim Murphy is offline
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Although Dick's American Selected, A Kind of Love, is out of print, the English version, Devices and Desires, one of the few really indispensable volumes of contemporary poetry I have, can be ordered from
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Old 05-05-2002, 09:04 AM
Clive Watkins Clive Watkins is offline
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A Kind of Love is also available secondhand through those invaluable sites, Advanced Book Exchange and Alibris, which for some Spherians might be cheaper than importing from the UK - though no doubt Dick would do less well out of the deal!

Clive Watkins
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Old 05-17-2002, 11:33 PM
Josh Josh is offline
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Yes, Belonging is a brilliant and immensely gratifying book. It's difficult to imagine other living persons writing such plangent, technically right-on, and engaging poems as constitute roughly half the book. And I say this uncomfortably well aware that I'm preaching to the converted.
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Old 05-18-2002, 09:47 AM
Susan McLean Susan McLean is offline
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Just last night I finished reading Davis's book TOUCHWOOD, which is marvelous. I have his THE COVENANT too, and am looking forward to reading it.
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Old 06-04-2002, 02:36 AM
A. E. Stallings A. E. Stallings is offline
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A review of Belonging is featured on Poetry Daily in their news section, from the Columbus Dispatch .

It is not the most articulate or well-versed review (partly perhaps because aimed at a general audience?), and doesn't do justice to this delightful and satisfying book. But it is nice to see the book getting the attention.

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