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David Meltzer

David Meltzer, author, musician, educator. Coordinating Council of Literature Magazines grantee, 1973-1974, 81, National Endowment of Arts grantee for creative writing, 1974, for public, 1975, California Arts Council grantee, 1979; recipient Tombstone award for poetry John Ryan Morris Memorial Foundation, 1992. Board directors Before Columbus Foundation, since 1977.

Background

  • Meltzer, David was born on February 17, 1937 in Rochester, New York, United States. Son of Louis and Roseamunde (Lovelace) Meltzer.

  • Education

    • Student, Los Angeles City College, 1956. Student, University California at Los Angeles, 1957.

    Career

    • Member consultant board Coordinating Council of Literature Magazines. Instructor Master of Arts program in poetics New College, San Francisco, since 1980, coordinator writing and literature program in undergraduate humanites program, since 1987.

    Works

    • Spider-Man: Birth of Venom
    • The Beyonder's Battleworld might seem a strange place to get new threads, but it's Spider-Man who becomes unraveled when his shape-changing costume attempts to darken his life as well as his fashion sense! But ridding himself of his riotous raiment proves an even greater mistake when its alien enmity bonds with mortal madness to form our hero's most dedicated decimator! Plus: the first appearances of Puma and the Rose! Mary Jane Watson's startling secret! And the debut of the battling.
    • Spider-Man: Birth of Venom
    • The Beyonder's Battleworld might seem a strange place to get new threads, but it's Spider-Man who becomes unraveled when his shape-changing costume attempts to darken his life as well as his fashion sense! But ridding himself of his riotous raiment proves an even greater mistake when its alien enmity bonds with mortal madness to form our hero's most dedicated decimator! Plus: the first appearances of Puma and the Rose! Mary Jane Watson's startling secret! And the debut of the battling.
    • Fascinating Rhythm: Reading Jazz in American Writing
    • How have American writers written about jazz, and how has jazz influenced American literature? In Fascinating Rhythm, David Yaffe explores the relationship and interplay between jazz and literature, looking at jazz musicians and the themes literature has garnered from them by appropriating the style, tones, and innovations of jazz, and demonstrating that the poetics of jazz has both been assimilated into, and deeply affected, the development of twentieth-century American literature.
    • Fascinating Rhythm: Reading Jazz in American Writing
    • How have American writers written about jazz, and how has jazz influenced American literature? In Fascinating Rhythm, David Yaffe explores the relationship and interplay between jazz and literature, looking at jazz musicians and the themes literature has garnered from them by appropriating the style, tones, and innovations of jazz, and demonstrating that the poetics of jazz has both been assimilated into, and deeply affected, the development of twentieth-century American literature.

    Membership

    Board directors Before Columbus Foundation, since 1977.

    Connections

    • Married Christina Meyer, April 1, 1958. Children– Jennifer, Margaret, Amanda, Adam Benjamin ben David.
    David Meltzer
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    Born February 17, 1937
    • 1956
      Los Angeles City College
    • 1957
      University California at Los Angeles