Carter Ratcliff

Carter Ratcliff is a poet who writes about art. He first published his poetry in The World and other magazines in the orbit of the St. Mark’s Poetry Project, in downtown Manhattan. In recent years
poems of his have appeared in The Sienese Shredder, The Mississippi Review, Cimarron Review, Hudson River Art, Vanitas, Cover Magazine, among other journals; and in In|Filtration: An Anthology of Innovative Poetry from the Hudson Valley (Station Hill, 2015); The KGB Bar Book of Poems (New York: Harper Perennial, 2000); and Poetry After 9/11: An Anthology of New York Poets (Brooklyn: Melville House, 2001). His books of poetry include Fever Coast (New York: Kulchur Press, 1973); Give Me Tomorrow (New York: Vehicle Press, 1983); and Arrivederci, Modernismo (New York: Libellum Press, 2004). A Contributing Editor of Art in America, Ratcliff has published art criticism in leading journals in the United States and Europe, as well as catalogs published by the Museum of Modern Art; El Museo del Barrio; the Guggenheim Museum; the Royal Academy, London; the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and other institutions. Among his books on art are The Fate of a Gesture: Jackson Pollock and Postwar American Art (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1996); Out of the Box: The Reinvention of Art 1965-1975 (New York: Allworth Press, 2000); and Andy Warhol: Portraits (London: Phaidon Press, 2006). Since 2003, Ratcliff has lived with his wife, Phyllis Derfner, in the Hudson River Valley.

Tequila Mockingbird

Carter Ratcliff

The unforgettable sexy spirited fashion model Fiona Mays obsesses with supermodel best friend Brenda Rawlings in Carter Ratcliff’s hilarious Tequila Mockingbird. Fiona’s irresistible, loving, smart, sexually hyperactive, racing thoughts fill every page and make us fall in love with her. When Brenda receives death threats from Sergei Propokoff, the Russian oligarch she’s been dating, the story turns from the fast life in New York’s fashion world to thriller where the beautiful princess must be saved from the ogre, and it’s up to Fiona and Fiona alone.

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Carter Ratcliff

The unforgettable sexy spirited fashion model Fiona Mays obsesses with supermodel best friend Brenda Rawlings in Carter Ratcliff’s hilarious Tequila Mockingbird. Fiona’s irresistible, loving, smart, sexually hyperactive, racing thoughts fill every page and make us fall in love with her. When Brenda receives death threats from Sergei Propokoff, the Russian oligarch she’s been dating, the story turns from the fast life in New York’s fashion world to thriller where the beautiful princess must be saved from the ogre, and it’s up to Fiona and Fiona alone.


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