Poetry. Taking its title from a sonnet sequence by Michael Drayton (1609), Stephen Radcliffe's IDEA'S MIRROR explores how words might be made to register the state of things; how writing might enact the relation of events in space as well as time; how each line on a page might be a poem in itself; how the poem might move from physical to metaphysical. From the text: the house in a dream, where it was/ before which, instead of birds in the tree/ water on roof after dawn, the body/ as language, sentence like a glove/ left out in rain. Stephen Ratcliffe is editor of Avenue B books and teaches at Mills College.
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About the Author
Stephen Ratcliffe is a poet and critic whose most recent book is REAL, a 474-page book of poems written in 474 consecutive days (Avenue B, 2007). Previous books include PORTRAITS & REPETITION (The Post-Apollo Press, 2002) and SOUND/(SYSTEM) (Green Integer, 2002). LISTENING TO READING, a collection of essays on contemporary experimental poetry, was published by SUNY Press in 2000. He is also the author of Campion: On Song (Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1981). He lives in Bolinas, California, and teaches at Mills College in Oakland.