A new collection by
poet David Davis
What they are saying...
“David Davis is a poet in the tradition of Henry David Thoreau. He finds epiphanies in nature, but his spirit most exuberantly takes flight when he is observing the nuances of birds. As Joppa Flats progresses, he turns his sharp eye more toward the foibles of his fellow human creatures—often with the dry wit rightly associated with Robert Frost and other New England poets.”
— A.M. Juster, Award-winning poet/translator
“The wisdom of this book lies in its unsentimental, matter-of-fact acceptance of reality in all its guises, and especially the inevitable end of human experience and the loss of all we know.
But the joy that overflows in it resides in its close, loving focus on all of that, the human experience seen through the lens of humor and delight, and yes, the tenderness with which we linger over everything that we ‘must leave ere long.’
And there is, too, the evident and well-earned pleasure of the witty craftsman celebrating his own daring and skill as much as the sometimes-somber reality he is surveying, in poems as brilliantly original as ‘Castle Rock,’ ‘Reading Poems to High School Students,’ ‘The Part Reflects the Whole,’ ‘Poet Houses’ and ‘The Outer Limits,’ which laugh at, but also salute, the whole tribe of poets, and ‘Unrolling the Scroll,’ one of the most successful extended metaphors I have ever encountered.
Buy this book: we all need it.”
— Rhina Espaillat
April 2017, paperback, 72 pages ... $12.00
For individual copies https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/0983493138