Stephen Ratcliffe, October 20, 2012, at Leon Gallery, 7 p.m.

Join us at Leon Gallery, 1112 East 17th Ave., in Denver, for a reading by Stephen Ratcliffe on Saturday, October 20, 2012, at 7 p.m. He will be reading from Selected Days (Counterpath, 2012). Also reading will be Matthew Cooperman, author of Still (Counterpath, 2011), Aby Kaupang Cooperman, Steven Lewis, and David Levine.


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.

Stephen Ratcliffe is a poet, professor, and publisher. His recent publications include: CLOUD / RIDGE (BlazeVox [books], 2011), Conversation (Bootstrap Press / Plein Air Editions, 2011), HUMAN / NATURE, Remarks on Color / Sound, Temporality (Eclipse, 2011); Reading the Unseen: (Offstage) Hamlet (Counterpath, 2010); REAL (Avenue B, 2007); CLOUD / RIDGE (ubu editions, 2007); HUMAN / NATURE (ubu editions, 2007); Portraits & Repetition (Post-Apollo, 2002); SOUND/(system) (Green Integer, 2002).