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 and learn what an immensely learned and experienced poet, author of many important books and valuable translations, can tell you about the long roads of love."—Robert Kelly
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.
Author City: HIGHLANDS, NC USA