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 is the author of more than twenty books of poetry, including ROCKS (Cuneiform Press, 2020), MORE ROCKS (Cuneiform Press, 2020), SOUND OF WAVE IN CHANNEL (BlazeVOX Books, 2018), PAINTING (Chax Press, 2014), and SELECTED DAYS (Counterpath Press, 2012) which won The Poetry Center Book Award. He has also written three books of literary criticism, READING THE UNSEEN: (OFFSTAGE) HAMLET (Counterpath Press, 2010), LISTENING TO READING (SUNY Press, 2000), and Campion: On Song (Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1981). His ongoing series of six 1,000-page books, each written in 1,000 consecutive days, is available at Editions Eclipse and his daily poems-plus-photographs appear at Temporality. He has lived in Bolinas since 1973.Author City: BOLINAS, CA USA