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From the Author of Illiterate Heart (Winner of the PEN Open Book Prize), a brilliant new collection of poems treading themes of migration, war, dislocation, conflict, love and divinity with a distinct and concise vocabulary full of grace and precision. Praise for Birthplace with Buried Stones
'With one hand on the things and textures of the material world and the other reaching into the mysteries beyond us Meena Alexander does what poetry does best conveying us from the Known to the Unknown with grace and formal care.' - Billy Collins Praise for Quickly Changing River. 'Quickly Changing River is an alluvial force of surprises reaching near and far always beckoning us closer and closer to its urgent and magical source.
From the collection's first poem to its last 'Cosmopolitan' to 'August 14 2004' there's a movement here that challenges and enchants. Meena Alexander is a truth-teller who knows how to make language do anything and everything she desires.' - Yusef Komunyaka Praise for Raw Silk
'Meena Alexander sings of countries foreign and familiar places where the heart and spirit live and places for which one needs a passport and visas. Her voice guides us far away and back home. The reader sees her visions and remembers and is uplifted.' - Maxine Hong Kingston'
About the Author
Meena Alexander is the author of seven previous books of poetry. Her poems have been widely anthologized, translated and set to music. Illiterate Heart was the winner of the PEN Open Book prize. She is the editor of Indian Love Poems. Her works include two novels, two books of academic criticism and two volumes of essays, most recently Poetics of Dislocation. She is the author of the critically acclaimed memoir Fault Lines. She has been a Guggenheim Fellow in Poetry and has received awards from the Fulbright foundation, Rockefeller foundation and the Arts Council of England. She lives in New York City where she is Distinguished Professor of English at Hunter College/Graduate Center CUNY and each year, she returns to India.