A few months back, I got an e-mail from Jessica Gregg, editor at Baltimore Style magazine. The magazine had decided to include a set of poems focused on sense of place and she had heard that I had some poems that fit that theme. I’ve had editors say they liked my poetry after either hearing … More A Poetic Sense of Place
The first issue of TEXTure Magazine is available on-line… and I’m in it. TEXTure is Annapolis, Maryland’s first literary magazine. And, what a debut! This issue contains a veritable who’s who of poets from the Greater Annapolis Area, and by “greater” I mean Baltimore and Washington and the suburbs in-between and around. Maryland is known … More Thought While Sitting on the Beach
September is my month for poetry. September 2nd saw the arrival of the first issue of TEXTure, a new literary and arts magazine for the Annapolis, Maryland area. I have one poem in it: “Thoughts While Sitting on the Beach.” The hard copy of the magazine should arrive soon. I’ll post a photo of it … More Poems are sprouting in September
The Fredericksburg Literary and Art Review, Spring/Summer 2017 issue is now available… and I’m in it. You can skip straight to page 134 for my poem, “Patuxent River Bridge,” or peruse the entire journal. Do the latter… it’s beautiful. A work of art on its own.
I’ve got two more poems up at Fourth & Sycamore today: Paddington Bench, which was written for my wife, Kathy, and I Saw God the Other Day. Enjoy! You can find the poems here: https://fourthandsycamore.com/2017/02/13/poetry-by-michael-ratcliffe/
I’ve got another poem in Fourth & Sycamore. This one is about a book, which is fitting for a journal run by a library. And, it’s about belief and coming to terms with one’s own beliefs. So, find your favorite place to sit and read, and enjoy. The Book Of: A Poem by Michael Ratcliffe
I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. Julie Urbanik at the recent American Association of Geographers meeting in San Francisco. We had each volunteered as mentors and, while waiting for students to assemble in the room, introduced ourselves and got to talking. Julie mentioned she had started a non-profit, The Coordinates Society, focused on bringing … More Coordinating Creative Geography