Meena Alexander Questions and Answers

Meena Alexander

Like many of Meena Alexander’s poems, “The Storm” is largely about displacement. Alexander herself was a child of many homes—India, Sudan, Europe, the United States—and the struggles of the...

Latest answer posted February 14, 2020 5:27 am UTC

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Meena Alexander

Arun Kolatkar's poem "Hills" seems to be a rather abstract description of a hostile and rocky desert landscape. Throughout the poem, the eponymous hills appear to be synonymous with "demons."...

Latest answer posted November 11, 2019 11:18 am UTC

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Meena Alexander

The poet begins by summoning up her memories in a contemporary alternative to the classical invocation to the Muse. They come with the wind in an “arbitrary arsenal” of images, including two...

Latest answer posted November 7, 2019 4:18 am UTC

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