Long For This World

New And Selected Poems

One of eight "best poetry books of 2003.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Long for This World features the best of Ronald Wallace's work from his previous collections of poetry–Plums, Stones, Kisses & Hooks , Tunes for Bears to Dance To, People and Dog in the Sun, The Makings of Happiness, Time's Fancy and The Uses of Adversity–along with a generous selection of twenty-six new poems. If Wallace's recent poems sometimes seem darker and deeper, more meditative and complex, less sanguine about the tragedies of daily life, they never sacrifice the comic sense, the synthesis of technical skill and strong emotion, and the sensory immediacy that have become his hallmarks.

128 Pages, 6 x 9 in.

March, 2003

isbn : 9780822958147

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Ronald Wallace

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.

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