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About Jerry Ratch

Jerry Ratch has published 13 books of poetry, the novel, Wild Dreams of Reality, and the memoir, A Body Divided, the story of a one-armed boy growing up in a two-fisted world. His latest book of poems is Six-Second Rule. His work can be purchased at

Some of the excerpts in How the 60s Ended have been previously posted, in a different form, on


four Bay Area poets 1970s Jerry Ratch at 25
Bay Area poetry scene, 1970s: Jerry Ratch, far right, and other writers at a party Jerry Ratch, age 25

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