Stephen Ratcliffe

Author, Editor

Stephen Ratcliffe has published more than twenty books of poetry, including Sound of Wave in Channel (BlazeVOX, 2018), Painting (Chax, 2014), Selected Days: The Selected Poetry of Stephen Ratcliffe (Counterpath Press, 2012), which won The Poetry Center Book Award, Cloud / Ridge (BlazeVox, 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 (, and his ongoing series of daily poems-plus-photographs can be found at Temporality ( He lives in Bolinas, California and teaches at Mills College in Oakland.

From Our Catalog

Portraits & Repetition
By Stephen Ratcliffe
Talking in Tranquility: Interviews with Ted Berrigan
By Ted Berrigan, Leslie Scalapino
Edited By Stephen Ratcliffe
[where late the sweet] BIRDS SANG
By Stephen Ratcliffe

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