River and Bridge
|In this new
collection we are privy to the full and variegated display
of [Meena Alexander's] poetry.
"Meena Alexander's imagination thrives in the active cross-fertilization of cultures and genres. In this collection we are privy to the full and variegated display of her poetry."
"The river and the bridge are ultimately 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 lanscape is mercy.' These poems are the journey we take with her to know this, utterly."
"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."
Publication Date: 1996
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