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Memory and the Elusive Archive

By Sokunthary Svay | May 10, 2019 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

After her death, the class continued to meet every week until the end of the semester. What else could we do?

These Fragments of a Broken Geography

By Sadia Shepard | May 10, 2019 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

As I celebrate Meena Alexander’s life, and revisit her books, I’m acutely aware of my mistaken impression that there would be so much more time in the future to get to know one another better.

Entangled Alphabets

By Rajini Srikanth | May 9, 2019 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Malayalam, English, Arabic, French: Meena Alexander inhabited all these languages, reminding her of the many homes she had lived in and experienced.

Meena Alexander, a Consummate Woman of Letters

By Patricia Spears Jones | May 8, 2019 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

I read and re-read Atmospheric Embroidery so that I could ask her something that would be of interest. But I did not get to ask those questions. Her answers are in the poems.

I Hold Dear the Sound of Meena’s Laughter

By Jessica Hagedorn | May 8, 2019 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

The opening lines of Manhattan Music are, of course, like a poem: “A summer ago I thought I would lose my mind. Riding the subway. Up and down. Down and up…”

A Picture of Meena Alexander, the Teacher

By Swati Khurana | May 8, 2019 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

As I looked at her notes from my papers in her class and her emails to me, I realized she had so much belief in my work. She was a teacher who had so much belief in her students.

Meena Alexander’s Kerala

By Aimee Nezhukumatathil | May 8, 2019 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Meena was the very first poet I discovered who named places and sounds and smells and sights from Kerala, the emerald green, southern-most coast of India.

To Be Close Again to Meena and to Learn More from Her Poetry, I Compose a Cento

By Kimiko Hahn | May 7, 2019 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

I came into this world in an Allahabad hospital / In the absence of reliable ghosts I made aria / I watch your hands at the keyboard / Memory is all you have.

The Fragments Will Save You: Remembering Meena

By Sangamithra Iyer | May 6, 2019 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Meena Alexander taught us that our stories required narratives that were true to the ruptures of our lives.

The Terrifying Condition of the Human Heart

By Kazim Ali | May 2, 2019 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Meena Alexander’s work shimmered with beauty but always—always—the tension of violence quivered just beneath

Meena Alexander: On Intrusion, Dissolution, and Elsewhere

By Megan Fernandes | May 1, 2019 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

If I dissolve when the push of the world comes in on me, I know now it is a form of longing, or rather, a longing for form

Meena’s Words Are Inscribed in Us: A Collected Tribute

By Manan Ahmed | May 1, 2019 | Asian American Writers' Workshop

Essays and remembrances for the late poet, scholar, and essayist Meena Alexander (1951-2018)

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