Photo credit: Courtney Gregg



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 in California since 1986, and they presently reside in the Arts District/Little Tokyo area of Los Angeles. 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, California as an Emerita faculty and has worked as a labor organizer on education equity issues, participated in travel exchanges with writers in the campus’ Cuba program, and contributed to curriculum design in the campus’ interdisciplinary program. She has had work in several group and juried shows as a printmaker and as a member of the Los Angeles Printmakers Society has the following artist page:

Readings: Deborah Meadows has given poetry readings in locations such as: St. Mark’s Poetry Project (NYC), Poetic Research Bureau (LA), University of California, Irvine “Diasporic Avant-Gardes” conference, Madrid, Spain for the University of New Orleans program, Another Language – Contemporary US-American Poetic Experiment in a Changing World conference at Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum, Germany, Beyond Baroque (Venice, CA), University of Hawai’i, Manoa, Woodland Pattern Book Center (Milwaukee, WI), ACLA 2003 conference, The Germ series (Dawson’s, LA), annual grad. school Synthink conference at Loyola Marymount University, Encuentro conference in Havana, Cuba.




Works of poetry include:

Translation, the bass accompaniment: Selected Poems (Shearsman Press, Bristol, England, UK, 2013)

Saccade Patterns (BlazeVOX Books, Buffalo NY, 2011)

How, the means (Mindmade, Los Angeles, 2010)

Depleted Burden Down (Factory School, New York, 2009)

Goodbye Tissues (Shearsman Press, Ltd., Exeter, UK, 2009)

The Draped Universe (Brooklyn: Belladonna* Books, 2007)

involutia (Exeter, UK: Shearsman Books, Ltd., 2007)

Thin Gloves (Los Angeles: Green Integer Press, 2006)

Growing Still ( Kaneohe, Hawaii: Tinfish Press, 2005)

Representing Absence ( Los Angeles: Green Integer Press, 2004)

Itinerant Men ( San Francisco: Krupskaya Press, 2004)

The 60’s and 70’s: from The Theory of Subjectivity in Moby-Dick” ( Kaneohe, Hawaii: Tinfish Press, 2003)

Anthologized in: The PIP Anthology of World Poetry of the 20 th Century, volume 5, Intersections: Innovative Poetry in Southern California, ed. Douglas Messerli, Los Angeles: Green Integer Press, 2005.

Recent poetry in: American Letters & Commentary, Xcp: Cross Cultural Poetics, Fence, The Poker, Fourteen Hills: The SFSU Review, Pom2, Moria Poetry Journal, Circumference: Poetry in Translation, WinteRed chaplet series, Kenning, New Review of Literature, Chain, Generator, Facture, Antenna, Boog City: A Community Newspaper From A Group Of Artists And Writers Based In And Around New York City's East Village, and How2.

Recent essays in: Jacket, How2, The Journal of ExperimentalFiction, New Review of Literature, and Xcp: Cross Cultural Poetics.

"Reading Rosmarie Waldrop and Yoel Hoffmann: Embodied Thought and Linguistic Gap" and excerpt from "The Theory of Subjectivity in Moby Dick" (chapters 110 & 114): republished in Another Language - Poetic Experiments in Britain and North America, LIT-Verlag: Muenster, Hamburg, Berlin (2008): pp. 149-159 and pp. 227-229.

"Notes toward a theoretical exploration of 'Contradictions. Irony. Sentimentality' " republished in Xcp: Cross-Cultural Poetics, Volume 20, the Anniversary issue, (Fall 2008): pp. 89-92.

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