Poetry. Deborah Meadows reads through Herman Melville's masterpiece, riffing off its concerns but rendering them in utterly contemporary terms. Her questions, like Melville's, are both physical and metaphysical: "What and where is the mind? / Inscribed upon, see through / a brittle clarity, read through spectacles / that make a skin / over skin."
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Deborah Meadows teaches as an Emeritus faculty member in the Liberal Studies department at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. She lives with her husband in Los Angeles' Arts District/Little Tokyo where she serves on the board of LARABA (Los Angeles River Artists' and Business Association). She was nominated Los Angeles Poet Laureate in 2014.Her recent collections of poetry are TRANSLATION: THE BASS ACCOMPANIMENT — SELECTED POEMS (Shearsman Press, 2013), SACCADE PATTERNS (BlazeVOX books, 2011), How, the means (Mindmade Books, 2010), DEPLETED BURDEN DOWN (Factory School, 2009), GOODBYE TISSUES (Shearsman Press, 2009). Other works of poetry include: INVOLUTIA (Shearsman Press, UK, 2007), The Draped Universe (Belladonna Books, 2007), THIN GLOVES (Green Integer, 2006), REPRESENTING ABSENCE (Green Integer, 2004), ITINERANT MEN (Krupskaya, 2004), and two chapbooks, GROWING STILL (Tinfish Press, 2005) and THE 60'S AND 70'S: FROM "THE THEORY OF SUBJECTIVITY IN MOBY-DICK" (Tinfish Press, 2003). Check out her author pages at the Electroni c Poetry Center and at the Poetry Foundation.Author City: Los Angeles, CA USA