Atmospheric Embroidery: Poems

June 15, 2018|
Atmospheric Embroidery: Poems by Meena Alexander
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In this haunting collection of poems we travel through zones of violence to reach the crystalline depths of words: Meena Alexander writes, "So landscape becomes us, / Also an interior space bristling with light." At the heart of this book is the poem cycle "Indian Ocean Blues," a sustained meditation on the journey of the poet as a young child from India to Sudan. There are poems inspired by the drawings of children from war-torn Darfur and others set in present-day New York City. These sensual lyrics of body, memory, and place evoke the fragile, shifting nature of dwelling in our times.

MEENA ALEXANDER is an award-winning author and scholar whose previous volumes of poetry include Birthplace with Buried Stones, Quickly Changing River, Raw Silk, and Illiterate Heart (winner of the PEN Open Book Award), all published by TriQuarterly/Northwestern. Her poetry has been translated into several languages and set to music. Sh...
Title:Atmospheric Embroidery: Poems
Product dimensions:112 pages, 8.5 X 6.13 X 0.9 in
Shipping dimensions:112 pages, 8.5 X 6.13 X 0.9 in
Published:June 15, 2018
Publisher:Northwestern University Press
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780810137608

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