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 Meadows's poems ask "what provokes us to step toward the podium and begin a primary language game."
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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.Author City: Los Angeles, CA USA