Faculty Book: Meena Alexander
Poetics of Dislocation
(University of Michigan Press, 2009)
Part of the University of Michigan Press's Poets on Poetry series, Alexander’s work examines not only her personal creative process, but the work of other notable writers. The text discusses coming to America as an adult to write poetry, as well as her place within the country’s myriad cultures. She outlines the dilemmas that face modern immigrant poets, including how to make a place for oneself in a new society and how to write poetry in a time of worldwide violence. Meena Alexander (Hunter) is a distinguished professor of English at the Graduate Center.
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Submitted on: DEC 8, 2009