An Anthology of Contemporary South Asian American Poetry
University of Arkansas Press, 9781557289315, 220pp.
Publication Date: May 1, 2010
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The first anthology of its kind, Indivisible brings together forty-nine American poets who trace their roots to Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. Featuring award-winning poets including Meena Alexander, Agha Shahid Ali, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, and Vijay Seshadri, here are poets who share a long history of grappling with a multiplicity of languages, cultures, and faiths. The poems gathered here take us from basketball courts to Bollywood, from the Grand Canyon to sugar plantations, and from Hindu-Muslim riots in India to anti-immigrant attacks on the streets of post–9/11 America. Showcasing a diversity of forms, from traditional ghazals and sestinas to free verse, experimental writing, and slam poetry, Indivisible presents 141 poems by authors who are rewriting the cultural and literary landscape of their time and their place. Includes biographies of each poet.
Praise For Indivisible: An Anthology of Contemporary South Asian American Poetry…
"[A] remarkable collection." --Bookdragon
"Indivisible features a lively, accomplished array of poems, truly transnational but also quintessentially American, exemplifying contemporary cultural pluralism. This anthology is well worth your undivided attention." --North American Review, Spring 2011