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 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. Author City: BOLINAS, CA USA