"The Davis poems aren't meant for readers who don't enjoy, or don't understand, cultural, historical and literary allusions. At their best, the works are informative yet independent...His poems consistently display a musician's gift for grace notes and harmony. His diction is formal and precise. And his reach is long, ranging across cultures and historical periods....At bottom, Davis speaks for and to all readers who discover their deepest selves revealed to them in the words of strangers, writers from another country, of a different sex, race, age or time."Dick Davis is the author of 'Belonging: Poems', published 2002 under ISBN 9780804010436 and ISBN 0804010439.