Students of Liberal Studies ask what it means to be human, study the nature of knowledge and signification. We critique injustice in social structures and seek to further ethical understanding. We value ideas, free thought, and skeptical approaches to authority. Our studies examine underlying assumptions and seek tentative solutions that avoid resolving the lived contradictions of our lives.
Education: Terminal Degree: M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Antioch University; M.A. in English, CSU, Los Angeles; B.A. in Philosophy and English, State University of New York at Buffalo.
Teaching and Research Interests: Interdisciplinary Studies drawing upon her education in philosophy, literature, fine arts with a commitment to social justice and environmental issues, epistemology, interpretative strategies, and recasting of classic works in experimental ways. Her publications include essays in literary criticism of works of experimental poetics, books of poetry, and visual arts.
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona faculty web page: Meadows Faculty Page
Bio.: Deborah Meadows teaches as an Emerita faculty member in the Liberal Studies department at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona which she joined in 1989. Her recent collections of poetry are Saccade Patterns (BlazeVOX books, 2011), How, the means (Mindmade Books, 2010), Depleted Burden Down (Factory School, 2009), Goodbye Tissues (Shearsman Press, 2009). Other works of poetry include: involutia (Shearsman Press, UK, 2007), The Draped Universe (Belladonna Books, 2007), Thin Gloves (Green Integer, 2006), Representing Absence (Green Integer, 2004), Itinerant Men (Krupskaya, 2004), and two chapbooks, Growing Still (Tinfish Press, 2005) and "The 60's and 70's: from The Theory of Subjectivity in Moby-Dick" (Tinfish Press, 2003). Her Electronic Poetry Center author page is located: http://epc.buffalo.edu/authors/meadows/
Poetry Foundation site: Deborah Meadows Poetry Foundation
Poetry Readings in many locations such as: Bowery Poetry Club (NYC), St. Mark's Poetry Project (NYC), as part of the II Lecturas de Primavera Buenos Aires 2006 organized by Casa Carriego and Casa de la Poesía de la Cuidad in coordination with the cultural ministry of Buenos Aires; in "Lecturas en Bartolomeo" series Buenos Aires, Argentina, 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), The Smell (LA),The Germ series (Dawson's, LA), in Havana, Cuba among others.