Friday, March 30, 2007

Her poems accentuated a deep anguish and identity-crisis

At present Meena is distinguished professor at Hunter College, New York...Her poems accentuated a deep anguish and identity-crisis, which eventually characterizes all expatriate writing. What makes her different from others is her desire to connect to her past. The sense of being one in exile and struggle to forge a sense of identity are prevalent features of her writing.
Her autobiography Fault Lines also demonstrates her struggle for identity and self-creation amidst a world that strives for definitions demanded by greater society and cultural identification. Fault Lines reflects both her triumph of will and her talent as a writer.
Moreover, the remarkable facet of her muse is that not only her poems possess such sharp and emotional nuances, but also reflects her naturally gifted ability to give vent to these feelings in a manner which enthralls from a common student to a colossal critic of poetry. Posted by Dhirendra Mishra at 1:05 PM Thursday, March 29, 2007 Meena Alexander in Allahabad

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