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Author: Thomas Meyer

Thomas Meyer was born and grew up in Seattle. He graduated from Bard College. There he studied under Robert Kelly and met Jonathan Williams and, joining his non-profit publishing enterprise the Jargon Society for the next forty years as life partner, helpmate, and custodian, editing, producing, and designing fifty some titles. Meyer is the author of MODERN LOVE: SONGS (Verge Books), KINTSUGI (Flood Editions), ESSAY STANZAS (The Song Cave), and PORCELAIN PILLOW (Lunar Chandelier Collective). He has made notable translations of the tao te ching, i ching, Beowulf, Pindar, Sappho, and Mallarmé. His essays and reviews have appeared in Parnassus, the American Book Review, Credences, Sulfur, and Prose. He was the recipient of an NEA Creative Fellowship in Poetry, an Ingram-Merrill Award for Poetry, and an NEA Opera & Music Theater (New American Works) Creative Fellowship for Librettists. Poems of his have been set to music by Craig Carnahan, James Sellars, and Conrad Cummings.

Essay Stanzas
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Essay Stanzas

The Song Cave

Poetry. In ESSAY STANZAS, Thomas Meyer begins modestly by warning the reader: "This won't amount to much." Each of the four poems in this book follow the imagination of the poet through his attempts to map out the human drama as it's reflected in na...

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Kintsugi
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Kintsugi

Flood Editions

Poetry. LGBT Studies. In KINTSUGI, Thomas Meyer has written an intimate elegy for his partner of nearly four decades. As Robert Kelly observes in his foreword, this is "a text written in and through the very death it mourned." Kintsugi is a Japanese...

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Modern Love: Songs
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Modern Love: Songs

Verge Books

Poetry. "Recitative is speaking. Song is repeating." With this enigmatic declaration, Thomas Meyer begins MODERN LOVE: SONGS, rewriting Dante's Vita Nuova for a new age. "Song," declares the poet, "go find Love / and have him take you / to my love a...

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Porcelain Pillow
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Porcelain Pillow

Lunar Chandelier Collective

Poetry. "Thomas Meyer has built a strong book cunningly wrought from fragile subtleties. His voices veer from praise to analysis, anamnesis to poises, gentle autobiography, quiet distress, overt love poems, moody summonings of wind and weather—read ...

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