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 simply painterly, they are ordered like abstract, mathematical notations. You hear what you want to see, and no one is there"—Fanny Howe. "This book stuns me every time I go back to it—it's so quiet, so calm, yet it accumulates into a tremendous presence based entirely in the senses"—Cole Swensen.
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Stephen Ratcliffe has published more than twenty books of poetry, including SOUND OF WAVE IN CHANNEL (BlazeVOX [books], 2018), PAINTING (Chax, 2014), SELECTED DAYS (Counterpath, 2012), which won The Poetry Center Book Award, CLOUD / RIDGE (BlazeVox [books], 2011), CONVERSATION (Bootstrap Press, 2011), REAL (Avenue B, 2007), and PORTRAITS & REPETITION (The Post-Apollo Press, 2002). He has also written three books of literary criticism, Reading the Unseen: (Offstage) Hamlet (Counterpath, 2010), Listening to Reading (SUNY Press, 2000), and Campion: On Song (Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1981). Five of his 1,000-page books of poems written in 1,000 consecutive days are available at Editions Eclipse (http://eclipsearchive.org), and his ongoing series of daily poems-plus-photographs can be found at Temporality (stephenratcliffe.blogspot.com). He lives in Bolinas California.Author City: BOLINAS, CA USA