Leslie Davis
Lucky Pup
57 pages
  "Leslie Davisís Lucky Pup is a book that will remain dear to me for the rest of my days. The sparseness of the text -- "prose" blocks of a few sentences per page -- lends this book its undiminishable force, miming both the brief highs of the drug addiction it portrays and the life cut short by the fated overdose. If, as one critic has argued, that reading Wallace Stevens is like watching the poem being composed, witnessing creation take place, then something of the opposite is happening with Davisís writing. [Ö] The speechlessness we experience before death has found a language here. "

--David Hess

Read the complete review in the poetry journal Mungo vs. Ranger Fall 2000.