River and Bridge by Meena AlexanderRiver and Bridge by Meena Alexander

River and Bridge

byMeena Alexander

Paperback | January 1, 1996

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"Meena Alexander's imagination thrives in the active cross-fertilization of cultures and genres. In this new collection we are privy to the full and variegated display of her poetry." -MARILYN CHIN

"The river and bridge are ultimatey the same. Just as New York City and Delhi merge in the body and imagination of a woman making poetry near the end of an age, Meena Alexander eloquently leads to the conclusion of this fine collection with : 'There is no grief like this / the origin of landscape is mercy.' These poems are the jouney we take with her to know this, utterly." - JOY HARJO

"Meena Alexander is one of the finest Indian poets writing today." - KEKI N. DARUWALLA

"The next time someone suggests poetry cannot honestly deal with the real news of the world I will raise the name of Meena Alexander and this fine book like a flag - or a prayer." - CORNELIUS EADY

Meena Alexander was born in India and raised there and in North Africa. She now lives in New York City, where she is professor of English and Creative Writing at Hunter College and the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Her work has appeared widely in journals in the United States, Canada, England and India and has also been...
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Title:River and BridgeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 8.73 × 5.75 × 0.31 inPublished:January 1, 1996

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ISBN - 10:0920661564

ISBN - 13:9780920661567

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Table of Contents

I Blood Line Relocation (3), Softly My Soul (4), Everything Strikes Loose (5)South of the Nilgiris (6), Passion (8), River and Bridge (12), Toxic Petals (13), Blood Line (14), Palpable Elysium (16), Moving World (17), Skin Song (18), Muse (23), Muse 2 (24)II News of the World
News of the World (27), Lost Language (29), City Street (31), Brown Skin, What Mask? (33), Against Elegy (34), Art of Pariahs (35), The Young of Tiananmen (36), Prision Cell (37), For Safdar Hashmi (39), Moloyashree (41), paper Filled With Light (42), Desert Rose (44), Eastrangement Becomes the Mark of the Eagle (45), Asylum (47), No Man's Land (49)
III Mandala
Room Without Walls (53), Landscape with Door (54), Sweet Water (55), Elephants in Heat (56), Mandala (58), The Unexceptional Drift of Things (60), Generation (61), Under the Incense Tree (63), Ashtamudi Lake (65), No Witnesses (71), Impossible Reasons for Housekeeping (72), Like Mirabai (73), House of Mist (74)
IV San Andreas Fault
Running Man (77), Revelation (77), High Noon (78), Raw Bird of Youth (79), Indian Sandstone (80), Sweet Alyssum (81), San Andreas Faukt (83), Deer Park at Sarnath (88).