Meena Alexander’s six books of poetry include Quickly Changing River, Raw Silk and Illiterate Heart (Winner of the PEN Open Book Award) all published by TriQuarterly Books/ Northwestern University Press. She is the editor of Indian Love Poems (Everyman’s Library/ Knopf) and author of Poetics of Dislocation (University of Michigan Press, Poets on Poetry Series). She is the author of a volume of essays and poems entitled The Shock of Arrival: Reflections on Postcolonial Existence as well as two novels and two academic works, one of which is Women in Romanticism: Mary Wollstonecraft, Dorothy Wordsworth and Mary Shelley.The recipient of Guggenheim, Fulbright , Rockefeller, Arts Council of England and other fellowships, she is Distinguished Professor of English at Hunter College and CUNY Graduate Center. She currently serves as an Elector, American Poets corner, Cathedral of St. John the Divine.
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