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 pages of poems. SELECTED DAYS provides excerpts from six collections that span two decades. Ratcliffe's observations investigate the relationship of the material world to the materiality of language represented on the page, in his grid-forming Courier font. The result is a meditative documentation of time passing from an ostensibly still vantage point; still insofar as it never stops moving.
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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