Faculty Book: Meena Alexander
(TriQuarterly/Northwestern University Press, 2004; 112 pp.)
This deeply moving collection from Meena Alexander, a poet who crosses borders, describes post-September 11 events as they evoke feelings of violence, love, despair, and hope. This autobiographical cycle reflects the author's cross-cultural life and is shot through with the tensions of beauty and pain that mark a global identity. In its profound and polyglot sense of world citizenship gained through the experience of exile, Raw Silk is also quintessentially a New Yorker's work. Alexander is a distinguished professor of English at The Graduate Center and Hunter College.
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Submitted on: JUL 29, 2004