Touchwood

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Touchwood' is Dick Davis's first collection since Devices and Desires: New and Selected Poems' (1989), which Wendy Cope selected as her book of the year in the Sunday Times', calling it the year's most underrated poetry book'. The clarity and elegance of his lyrics, intimate and personal in tone, combined with his precise yet natural language, is undiminished. But there is a more relaxed feel to the book with the presence of epigrams and satirical poems like A Translator's Nightmare' in which the poet-translator ...

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Touchwood' is Dick Davis's first collection since Devices and Desires: New and Selected Poems' (1989), which Wendy Cope selected as her book of the year in the Sunday Times', calling it the year's most underrated poetry book'. The clarity and elegance of his lyrics, intimate and personal in tone, combined with his precise yet natural language, is undiminished. But there is a more relaxed feel to the book with the presence of epigrams and satirical poems like A Translator's Nightmare' in which the poet-translator is confronted in the underworld by the poets he translated or failed to translate. The book concludes with a brilliant, funny and moving retelling of the story of Esther and Mordecai.

Dick Davis was born in 1945. He has worked as a teacher in various places around the world including Iran, where he lived for eight years. He was Northern Arts Literary Fellow at Durham and Newcastle from 1985 to 1987, and he now teaches Persian at Ohio State University. Touchwood' is published simultaneously with his translations of medieval Persian poetry, Borrowed Ware' (Poetry Book Society Recommended Translation).

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  • ISBN-13: 9780856462696
  • Publisher: Anvil Press Poetry, Limited
  • Publication date: 6/1/2004
  • Pages: 80
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.20 (d)

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Dick Davis was born in 1945. He teaches Persian at Ohio State University; as well as his collections of his own poetry, Davis has published a number of translations from the Persian.

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Table of Contents

To 'Eshqi 11
A Monorhyme for Miscegenation 14
Given Back, After Illness 15
After the Angels 16
Still 18
Your Children Growing 19
Comfort 20
Into Care 21
Pragmatic Therapy 22
Touchwood 23
Anthony 1946-1966 24
A Photograph of Two Brothers 25
The Suicide 26
Aftershocks 27
May 28
Going Home 29
A Sasanian Palace 30
Flight 31
Gold 32
Mirak 33
Names 37
We Should Be So Lucky 38
Masters 39
Tenured in the Humanities 40
New Reader 41
Art History 42
Epitaph 43
Couples 44
Old Couple 45
Middle Age 46
Repentance 47
Desire 47
A Tease 48
One Kind of Middle-Aged Divorce 48
A Qasideh for Edgar Bowers on his Seventieth Birthday 49
In Praise of Auden 52
Suzanne Doyle's Poems 54
Gossip 55
A Translator's Nightmare 58
Late 60
Esther 63
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