Meena Alexander Poems

Meena Alexander was an Indian American poet and writer. She was born in 1951 and passed away in November 2018. Her novels include Nampally Road and Manhattan Music. She also wrote a memoir entitled Fault Lines. Publishers Weekly chose it as one of the best books of 1993.


by Meena Alexander

‘Muse’ by Meena Alexander is a poem about the poet’s muse or source of inspiration. The poet recalls meeting and being positively influenced by a girl in her youth. 

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