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Author: Deborah Meadows

Deborah Meadows grew up in Buffalo, NY in a working class family, attended SUNY, Buffalo, worked in factory and various manual labor, and in 1977 moved west to work in a poverty program after graduation. Deborah Meadows has lived with her husband Howard Stover near Los Angeles, California since 1986. Together they built a small house in the Piute mountains on weekends, and, separately, have worked on various peace and social justice issues. She teaches in the Liberal Studies department at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, where she has worked as a labor organizer on education equity issues, curates the Poetry and Jazz series for her students, participated in travel exchanges with writers in the campus' Cuba program, and contributed to curriculum design in the campus' interdisciplinary program.

The 60's and 70's: from
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The 60's and 70's: from "The Theory of Subjectivity in Moby-Dick"

Tinfish Press

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? / Inscri...

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Depleted Burden Down
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Depleted Burden Down

Factory School

Poetry. Here is a poetry that explores the promise of public speech. What might we hear in poems that ask: if communities are built with weathered words, what is the sort of discernment that translation makes elusive? Public and private, Deborah Mea...

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Goodbye Tissues
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Goodbye Tissues

Shearsman Books

Poetry. "Deborah Meadows' GOODBYE TISSUES constructs a conduit connecting the sharpened margins of the cleaved world. Whose voice can converse with her 'speech's speech' emitting from the inward-spiral of security and denial—a place of 'toxic outflo...

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Growing Still
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Growing Still

Tinfish Press

Poetry. Imitative, a string of vocables made for city traffic, a coat, a liturgy of walking with crowds, a sentence opens with familiar weight as if naming television examples of bathos can save portent from the problem of induction. A scholar's fli...

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involutia
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involutia

Shearsman Books

Poetry. Deborah Meadows' fourth collection is a rigorous and spellbinding series of poems: innovative, experimental, and featuring such unexpected collisions as Luce Irigaray and Gilles Deleuze encountering Zen philosophy. "When rain falls on the la...

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Itinerant Men
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Itinerant Men

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Poetry. In ITINERANT MEN various words, phrases, and extended quotations are from Moby-Dick or, The Whale by Herman Melville—the Penguin edition of 1992.Penetrating further and further into the heart of the Japanese cruising ground, the Pequod was s...

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Lecture Notes: A duration poem in twelve parts
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Lecture Notes: A duration poem in twelve parts

BlazeVOX [books]

Poetry. Literary Nonfiction. California Interest. Women's Studies. Art. LECTURE NOTES: A DURATION POEM IN TWELVE PARTS makes that subtle shift from seemingly raw appropriation to an act of art history right before our eyes so that the safe empiricis...

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Neo-bedrooms
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Neo-bedrooms

Shearsman Books

"Vivid with specifics, with instances of lived experience, this is a work firmly rooted in an earth that is itself unstable. Meadows explores that instability, explores our own complicity, and yet with a generosity that seeks to embrace rather than ...

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Saccade Patterns
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Saccade Patterns

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Poetry. SACCADE PATTERNS explores vision, the erotic gaze, and social discernment. The book opens with a shuffled text that dismantles melodrama by inscribing primate capacity for abstract thought. There's even a list of possible names for a pet cri...

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Three Plays
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Three Plays

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Drama. California Interest. A Los Angeles-based play, Guide Dogs rejects the triad of smog, traffic, and earthquakes for an exploration of reading and interpretation through civic unrest at city hall, the texts of LA figures (literary critic Marjori...

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Translation: the bass accompaniment--Selected Poems
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Translation: the bass accompaniment--Selected Poems

Shearsman Books

Poetry. The bass guitar creates patterns that make music into a visceral experience—they are what infect the body. The poems in TRANSLATION: THE BASS ACCOMPANIMENT—SELECTED POEMS are in dialog with other authors, and here, experimental poetry engage...

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