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 tells you it happened, it happened. It won't let you down, you can rely on that"—Joanne Kyger.
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