Saturday, March 18, 2006

Logic With Mr. Quine, Deborah Meadows

6th in the WinteRed series is Deborah Meadow's Logic With Mr. Quine, three poems in conversation with American philosopher and logician, Williard Van Orman Quine. In Deborah's words, this chaplet explores "another face of both western and Buddhist studies in the area of logical paradox."

An excerpt:

You can rely on it that
all poets are unreliable.

I am unreliable.

I am unreliable, when unreliable
is appended to its own quotation, so
"yields an unreliable result
when appended to its own quotation."

DEBORAH MEADOWS teaches in the Liberal Studies department at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, where she has been part of ongoing exchanges of writers and scholars to and from Havana. Her works include a Tinfish chapbook, The 60s and 70s: from The Theory of Subjectivity in Moby-Dick, Representing Absence from Green Integer, and Itinerant Men from Krupskaya Press. Many of her poems, essays, and reviews have appeared in XCP: Cross-Cultural Poetics, Jacket, How2, and the New Review of Literature. See her interview at:

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