1 thought on “POD: Poems on Demand”

  1. This chapbook-sized soil sample of Davis’s recent work makes me long to see the whole range. My favorite effect in these poems is “the swoop,” where Davis has you moving pleasurably in one register—quotidian, casual, urbane and absurd (“I passed the hamburger stand/With five dollars in my pocket”; “A half a saxophone/In the paint tray/With the chalk and/An inverted limousine”)—then drops from the sky for the kill. The sting usually comes in the form of a deflation, indicating t [...]

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