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Overture Another Voice
Art of Pariahs
Language and Shame
Alphabets of Flesh
Whose House is This?
House of a thousand Doors
Sidi Syed's Architecture
Poem by the Wellside
Coda from Night-Scene
Her Mother's Words
Estrangement Becomes the Mark of the Eagle
Great Brown River
The Storm: A Poem in Five Parts
Making Up Memory
That Other Body
'A garden inclosed is my sister, my spouse...'
New World Aria
No Nation Woman
White Horseman Blues
A Durable Past
Performing the Word
For Safdar Hashmi Beaten to death Just Outside Delhi
Making Up Memory
Brief Chronicle by Candlelight
San Andreas Fault
The Shock of Arrival
Paper Filled with Light
Skins with Fire Inside: Indian Women Writers
Fracturing the Iconic Feminine
In Search of Sarojini Naidu
Theater of Sense
Aftermath: Title Search
Well Jumped Women
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Meena Alexander is Professor of English and Women's Studies at the Graduate Center and Hunter College, City University of New York, and Lecturer in Poetry in the Writing Program at Columbia University.From Publishers Weekly:
Raised in Kerala and Khartoum, Alexander does not see herself as an American poet a la Robert Frost. Yet, as the 20th century draws to a close, what could be more American than these lines: "I am here in Isamu's garden, by an old warehouse,/ by a children's park, by the East River-rusty gasoline tanks, the/ packed cars of new immigrants, the barbed wires/ of Meerut, Bensonhurst, Baghdad, strung in my brain" Many of the poems and essays in this rich, provocative collection deal with classic immigrant themes of identity, language and dislocation. Alexander starts with intimate concerns-coming to grips with life in a female body, struggling to find an emotional home-but also speaks passionately on broader political themes. Her essay "Well-Jumped Women," about a poetry reading she gave in England for female Indian refugees from Uganda, deserves to become a feminist classic; "Translating Violence" spotlights Hindu-Muslim conflict transplanted to New Jersey. Essays on 21 female writers and insightful reviews of Asian American art add to the heady mix. For a language that was imposed on her as a child and about which she still professes ambivalence, English has served Alexander well. Her memoir Fault Lines was one of PW's best books of 1993, and her novel Nampally Road was a 1991 VLS Editor's Choice.
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