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 is the author of more than twenty books of poetry, including PAINTING (Chax 2014) and SELECTED DAYS (Counterpath 2012), which won the Poetry Center Book Award. He has also written three books of literary criticism. His ongoing series of five 1,000-page books written in 1,000 consecutive days is available from Editions Eclipse, and his daily poems and photographs are available at Temporality (stephenratcliffe.blogspot.com). He lives in Bolinas, California.