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Author: Stephen Ratcliffe

Stephen Ratcliffe is a poet, professor, and publisher. His recent publications include: PAINTING (Chax Press, 2014), SELECTED DAYS: THE SELECTED POETRY OF STEPHEN RATCLIFFE (Counterpath Press, 2012), CLOUD / RIDGE (BlazeVox [books], 2011), CONVERSATION (Bootstrap Press, 2011), READING THE UNSEEN: (OFFSTAGE) HAMLET (Counterpath Press, 2009), REAL (Avenue B, 2007), and PORTRAITS & REPETITION (The Post-Apollo Press, 2002). He lives in Bolinas, California, and teaches at Mills College in Oakland.

[where late the sweet] BIRDS SANG
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[where late the sweet] BIRDS SANG

O Books

Poetry. Stephen Ratcliffe's new collection is a rift of poems which pluck a few words from Shakespeare's sonnets and on that absent space create their own space and shape: "to still all one note."

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CLOUD / RIDGE
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CLOUD / RIDGE

BlazeVOX books

Poetry. "Ratcliffe's site-based poetry channels the complex, intermeshing, and endlessly variable dimensions of place. Its calendar perpetually marks this very day. Things seen and heard through the 'window' of the shifting present include weathers;...

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Conversation
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Conversation

Bootstrap Press

Poetry. "In these seeming stage directions for the 'play of the moment' the characters face each other in multiple scenes of house, water, land and weather. The whole story rumbles through like a relentless flow of time out of time. If the story tel...

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Distance

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Distance

Avenue B

Poetry. In DISTANCE, Stephen Ratcliffe has written a series of one hundred long-lined poems using words and phrases drawn from the language of literature, science, etymology, history, geology, geography, art, as well as everyday life. Originally com...

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Listening to Reading
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Listening to Reading

State University of New York

Nonfiction. Literary Criticism. Poetics. LISTENING TO READING presents two different kinds of writing about poetry—critical analysis and performance—both of which pay particular attention to sound, shape, and relation of sound/shape to meaning. It o...

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Mobile/Mobile
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Mobile/Mobile

Echo Park Press

Poetry.

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Painting
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Painting

Chax Press

Poetry. California Interest. Art. PAINTING (2.4.97 - 4.21.97) transcribes perceptions of 'real' things, demonstrate how the three- dimensional world might be 'registered' in lines running clear across the horizontal, two-dimensional page: 81 poems w...

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Portraits & Repetition
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Portraits & Repetition

The Post-Apollo Press

Poetry. This major work of poetry, written with a form and texture reminiscent of musical score, takes its inspiration form Gertrude Stein's lectures on art and writing. "You can read them like pieces of sheet music, and though they appear to be sim...

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Present Tense
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Present Tense

The Figures

Poetry. Things happen fast and abundantly as perceived in the present tense. Not that the present isn't "selected" as much as the past is, but being less a function of memory and more of attention to the sights and sounds and textual material before...

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Reading the Unseen: (Offstage) Hamlet
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Reading the Unseen: (Offstage) Hamlet

Counterpath Press

Drama. Literary Nonfiction. Literary Criticism. READING THE UNSEEN: (OFFSTAGE) HAMLET is about the presence and significance of offstage action in Hamlet, things we hear about in words but do not see performed physically onstage—things like King Ham...

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Real
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Real

Avenue B

Poetry. REAL, a long poem composed of 474 "frames" written in 474 consecutive days, continues the project Ratcliffe began in PORTRAITS & REPETITION (The Post-Apollo Press, 2002): to write down/"transcribe" perception of "real things" in the world as...

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Rustic Diversions
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Rustic Diversions

Echo Park Press

Poetry. "What is aura? A strange web of time and space: the unique appearance of a distance, however close at hand. On a summer noon, resting, to follow the line of a mountain range on the horizon or a twig which throws its shadow on the observer, u...

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Selected Days: The Selected Poetry of Stephen Ratcliffe
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Selected Days: The Selected Poetry of Stephen Ratcliffe

Counterpath Press

Poetry. Stephen Ratcliffe has been performing daily writing since 1999, when he began with PORTRAITS & REPETITION. Through a daily practice of acute perception of landscape and the experience of physical space, Ratcliffe has accrued several thousand...

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Selected Letters
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Selected Letters

Zasterle Press

Poetry. Limited Edition. One of 300 numbered copies. Cover ilustration by Abraham Lacalle.

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