Professor of English Stephen Ratcliffe Featured on KUSF Radio
Oakland, CA–December 11, 2013 Professor of English Stephen Ratcliffe was recently featured on KUSF in Exile’s weekly radio show, Poet-As-Radio, reading excerpts from Selected Days, one in a series of six books. A contemporary poet and critic, he discussed the unique process of his work and how he integrates visual emphasis into his writing.
Over the past decade, the focus of much of his work has been on the "long poem" genre, which is written over the course of several consecutive days. Ratcliffe has taught at Mills College for 30 years. His poetry has been widely published in books and journals, and his small press, Avenue B, has published the writings of innovative contemporary poets including Maxine Chernoff, Jackson Mac Low, Clark Coolidge, Jena Osman, Susan Gervirtz, Elizabeth Willis, and Ron Padgett.
Ratcliffe has been the recipient of the Gertrude Stein Award for Innovative American Poetry, as well as awards from the National Endowment for the Arts and Fund for Poetry.