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Steven Ratiner

STEVEN RATINER's poetry has appeared in numerous journals in America and abroad including Parnassus, Agni, Hanging Loose, The California Quarterly, Poet Lore, Salamander, Consequence, QRLS (Singapore) and Poetry Australia. He's written about poetry for The Christian Science Monitor and their media stations, The San Francisco Chronicle, Horizon and Yankee Magazine; for the past four years, he was the poetry critic for The Washington Post. Giving Their Word, a collection of interviews, was re-issued in a paperback edition from University of Massachusetts Press and includes conversations with some of poetry’s most vital contemporary voices such as Seamus Heaney, Mary Oliver, Bei Dao, and the last full-length interview with Bill Stafford before he died.
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