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December 1994
96 pages  

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Time’s Fancy
Wallace, Ronald
Winner of the 1995 Banta Book Prize for a Wisconsin Author Ronald Wallace is best known for his wit and good humor, his synthesis of technical skill and strong emotion, his sensory immediacy, his accessibility, and charm. Now in Time's Fancy, his fifth collection, Wallace explores the tragic aspects of life more fully, fashioning a declarative poetry that is darker and deeper, more meditative and complex.
Ronald Wallace is the author of numerous books of poetry, including, most recently, For a Limited Time Only. He is codirector of the creative writing program, Halls-Bascom Professor of English, and Felix Pollak Professor of Poetry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
“Part of what sets Wallace apart from other poets who write about personal and family life is his virtuosity with complex forms. . . . Yet Wallace is no mere technician; he weds considerable formal command with grace, passion, intelligence and wit.”—Publishers Weekly

"Wallace writes a poetry accessible to the general reader: a flexible, idiomatic language capable of moving from lighthearted spoofing to grim pessimism, sometimes all in the same short poem." —Fred Eckman

"It is a pleasure to see such craftsmanship." —Patricia Powell

"Wallace has an inventive and witty imagination which takes him into all sorts of surprising directions. His work is not only sure in its craftsmandship, but humanly important in its subject matter in treatement. Best of all, it is exuberantly alive.”—Lisel Mueller

"His poems ring with validity." —Richard Hugo

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• Winner of the 1995 Banta Book Prize for a Wisconsin Author Ronald Wallace is best known for his wit and good humor, his synthesis of technical skill and strong emotion, his sensory immediacy, his accessibility, and charm. Now in Time's Fancy, his fifth collection, Wallace explores the tragic aspects of life more fully, fashioning a declarative poetry that is darker and deeper, more meditative and complex.
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