Poetry. California Interest. This first book of poems was written over the last 15 years, and its aim is to represent the intersection of biological and cultural history expressed in individual human cognition and universal mythology. The poems also record simple human responses to pain, joy, and love, and the fundamental tension between phenomenal experience and physical explanation.
Patrick Mellor has studied paleobiology, botany, and philosophy at Oxford and San Francisco State universities, specializing in the botany and ecology of the California deserts, philosophy of mind,and early modern rationalism. Right now he is likely to be writing about paleobiology and climate change, exploring the evolution of memory, or wandering about the Mojave and Colorado deserts in search of various oracles.Author City: OAKLAND, CA USA