Indivisible : An Anthology of Contemporary South Asian American Poetry

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Description

Indivisible brings together forty-nine American poets who have roots in Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

Some of the poets represented include, Meena Alexander, Agha Shahid Ali, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, and Vijay Seshadri. Poets in this anthology share a history of multiple languages, cultures, and faiths. Themes cross back and forth between the United States and South Asia with images 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."

Creator

Edited by Neelanjana Banerjee, Summi Kaipa, and Pireeni Sundaralingam.

Source

Text for the description is derived from the introduction to Indivisible

Publisher

University of Arkansas Press

Date

2010

Type

Poetry

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Citation

Edited by Neelanjana Banerjee, Summi Kaipa, and Pireeni Sundaralingam., “Indivisible : An Anthology of Contemporary South Asian American Poetry,” Penn Libraries Collections Exhibits, accessed March 1, 2021, http://os.pennds.org/tinyexhibits/items/show/15.