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