Beacon Press (MA), Paperback, 9780807068335, 108pp.
Publication Date: August 1, 2001
Images of Reetika Vazirani's native India intertwine with memories of her American adolescence in this prize-winning collection of poems.
Marilyn Hacker is the recipient of the National Book Award, the PEN Award for Poetry in Translation, the Robert Fagles Translation Prize, and the PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry. Her collection Winter Numbers received a Lambda Literary Award and the Lenore Marshall Award of the Academy of American Poets. She lives in Paris, France.
Here is a young writer's book about the richness and confusion, conundrums, the music, the flavors, the constant questioning of a genuinely multicultural existence. . . [White Elephants] engages and compels the reader. —Marilyn Hacker