Bin Ramke presents poems with commentary. The poems have a connection to the University of Denver’s library, and to randomness. His writing processes, and sense of what distinguishes the ancient arts of poetry from contemporary digital methods and materials, involve serious deliberations on disorder, with a desire to bring “fact” into the sharpest focus (remembering the connection between fact and manufacture)—all of which results in a tumbling sort of movement through the shadowy areas of consciousness into the boundary areas where knowledge is adventure.
Ramke holds the Phipps Chair in English at the University of Denver, and is an Evans Professor. He is the author of eleven books of poems including most recently Aerial, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award. His first book won the Yale Younger Poets Award. For seventeen years he edited the Denver Quarterly, and for over twenty years edited a book series for the University of Georgia Press. He also teaches on occasion at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
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