Meena Alexander has published six volumes of poetry including Raw Silk (winner of the PEN Open Book Award) and Quickly Changing River (TriQuarterly Books/ Northwestern University Press). Poetics of Dislocation appears in the Michigan Poets on Poetry series. She is editor of Indian Love Poems and author of the memoir Fault Lines. She has published two novels, Manhattan Music and Nampally Road and two academic studies, one of which is Women in Romanticism.
Alexander has received awards from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, Fulbright Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Arts Council of England and American Council of Learned Societies. She is Distinguished Professor of English at the Graduate Center and Hunter College, City University of New York. In April 2011 she was poet in residence at Al Quds University, Jerusalem. www.meenaalexander.com.
Photograph by Marion Ettlinger