Alexander, Meena

About Meena Alexander


Meena Alexander's Official Homepage with biography, poems, interviews and her blog

Voices from the Gaps (University of Minnesota).
Introduction with biography/criticism and selected bibliography (also secondary literature) and a short poem. 

BBC World Service: Short biography and statements by the author on her style, ideas and influences.


Autorenportät (Universität Erlangen) im Rahmen der Interlit 97

Academy of American Poets: biography and links to interviews and poems



Ruprecht Fadem, Maureen E. Illiterate Heart: The Movement Toward Self Definition. Jouvert (Vol. 7, Issue 2), 2003.

Murtaza, Rabea. Rev. of Illiterate Heart. SAWNET (n.d.)

Joshi, Aiko. Rev. of The Shock of Arrival. Sawnet.

Sanzgiri, Jyotsna. Manhattan Music by Meena Alexander. Weber Journal (Vol. 15.1), 1997.




Rustomji-Kerns, Roshni. In a Field of Dreams: Conversations with Meena Alexander. Weber Journal (Vol. 15.1), 1998.

Maxey, Ruth. An Interview with Meena Alexander. The Kenyon Review, 2006.

Basu, Lopamudra The Poet in the Public Sphere A Conversation with Meena AlexanderNew York, Jan. 2002 (pdf, available via author's website)

Gioseffi, Daniela In the Mercy of Time -- Flute Music: an interview with Meena AlexanderWorld Literature Today (Januar-February 2006): 46-49 (available via author's website)

Santhanam, Kausalya.Conversation: Salma (Tamil Poet) and Meena Alexander at the Chennai Poetry Festival, January 2009 Available on the website of The Hindu (Jan 4, 2009)



Gairola, Rahul Krishna. Western Experiences: Education and "Third World Women" in the Fictions of Tsitsi Dangarembga and Meena Alexander. Jouvert (Vol.4, Issue 2), 2000.

Postcolonial Studies Project at Emory University: Brief comments by Carolyn Walters on Fault Lines: Establishing Identity in Fault Lines, English and Colonialism in Fault Lines, Poetry in Fault Lines

Writings by Meena Alexander




  •  Muse., 2002.