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Meridians (2001) 1 (2): 53–64.
Published: 01 March 2001
... become bullets, his fists the curled hands of a boxer, and our living room the ring of Monday Night Wrestling. "It's fire from hell," my mother says about the liquor. I believe it. One time I went into the yard to look for a ball I had lost in the bushes the day before, and I found my father drinking. He...
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Meridians (2001) 2 (1): 176.
Published: 01 September 2001
...Odilia Rivera FIRE FLIES OdiliaRivera Clouds shift over deaf ears boys rotten from the start. sirens in the distance plague us always we cannot listen Listless, dangerous, and strange teach the same lesson. Bridges meet and separate listen with eyes averted. A cocoon of your design...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (2): 64–93.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Alexandra Lynn Barron Abstract While many critics have pointed out how Fire's (1996) reception reveais much about the Hindutva agenda of fundamentalists and their use of women as symbols for the nation, no one has traced the critique of fundamentalism embedded in the film itself in the haunting...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 325–330.
Published: 01 November 2018
... was twenty-one. It is personal. Copyright © 2018 Smith College 2018 Kenya activism girls reproductive health menstruation There is fire on the mountain, and nobody seems to be on the run. Oh there is fire on the mountain top,   and no one is’ah running. —Asa, “Fire on the Mountain...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 84–89.
Published: 01 April 2021
... devises coping mechanisms: often the lines between reality and fantasy become blurred. The unbearable burden of a life abused (and its grim ending) can be made bearable only through recourse in the unreal and the magical. A few villages down, an old woman sits beside the fire. Having grown into her old...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 84–93.
Published: 01 June 2016
... a minha face na letra-desenho do auto-retrato meu. 90 MERIDIANS 14:r From the Fire that Burns Inside Me Yes, I bring fire, the other, not the one that pleasures you. Yes, it does burn, it is a ravenous flame that melts the tip of your tool burning to ashes the desire-drawing that you make of me. Yes,I...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 14–31.
Published: 01 April 2020
... it The fecund coastal plains Dirt in every crease, live oaks, resurrection ferns, rain showers,  and heat Valle d’Aosta Toothy rodents, deer flies, may flies, dragonflies, oily roaches, lacy-winged mosquitos,    swarming fire ants, biting in mysterious union like one organism Yellow fields, ruts...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 1–14.
Published: 01 March 2010
... Grandfather made a fire Tossed in her poems Poor things, penned in black ink She had folded them Into finicky squares [Meridians:feminismr,acet,ransnationalism2010, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 1-5] © 2010 by Smith College. All rights reserved. 1 Buried them In her jewel case With molten rubies Slow sift of sapphire...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (2): 49–63.
Published: 01 March 2008
... where sweet beans grow coiled and raw. Taught me to fire a copper pan, starch and fold a sari, raise a rusty needle, stitch my woman's breath into the mute amazement of sentences. MEENA ALEXANDER RITES OF SENSE 55 MEENA ALEXANDER BlackRiver,WalledGarden The garden of my childhood flees from me: scent...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 157–185.
Published: 01 September 2015
... how the death of one woman, Shalini, in Lahaul, Himachal Pradesh, India is remembered across official and community discourses. In the winter of 2005, Shalini's husband set her on fire during an argument at their home in Keylong. She succumbed to her injuries less [Meridians:feminism, race...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 521–524.
Published: 01 March 2017
... an 0 san oya see sea nah C C ona yemayayemojayemayayemojayemayayemojayemayayemojayemayayemojayemayayemo 4. burymein afreeland,a,greenland,a,graceland "'Amazing' 'grace' 1JA 1N] how'sweet'hesound " ona means full of grace ona means grain ona means wave ona means fire ona means ave,Portsmouth ave...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): 157–160.
Published: 01 September 2018
... tend to the grounds. Leave out our volcanoes; people are too easily scared by fire. Leaveout our rain; it tends to deflate tourists. Stick with the romantic and twee descriptions of our island sunrises and sunsets, the whir of nondescript green foliage, the sterile skyscraping hotels, and, of course...
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Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 254–258.
Published: 01 March 2002
.... today is a week, and seven is of heavens, gods, science. evident out my kitchen window is an abstract reality. sky where once was steel. smoke where once was flesh. fire in the city air and i feared for my sister's life in a way never before. and then, and now, i fear for the rest of us. first, please...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 149–154.
Published: 01 December 2020
... of canal street. no prose in the refrigerated trucks driving debris and dna. not one word. today is a week, and seven is of heavens, gods, science. evident out my kitchen window is an abstract reality. sky where once was steel. smoke where once was flesh. fire in the city air and i feared...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (2): 401–414.
Published: 01 November 2018
... to assist older and poorer women in the parish, sũsũ Syondũrĩa lived alone in the hut that was the kitchen. One of my later memories of this rejection of care revolves around passing by their home with my younger cousins and finding our sũsũ Syondũrĩa sitting by the open fire on a chilly July morning...
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Meridians (2003) 3 (2): 3–4.
Published: 01 March 2003
... mouth change this place nwedo cause we remember you daily cared enough to break your heart and genius open give a piece n even though our song not so fierce or fire we carry your notes in that beauty burn a flame that do not die 4 RUTH FORMAN ...
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Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 72–74.
Published: 01 March 2002
... You have your listlessness Its dull ache Youhave your fine breasts Your hard maids You have your strong presences Better than absences Better than abscesses You have your coital fire Behold, Great Mother Your black rope of hair Behold: breasts, crotch Scrotum, harbor, sun Your poems will write...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 246–247.
Published: 01 April 2021
... grasped air. Cave-like, a lash-fringed darkness they would handle it, she and her little sister, this city life. Lit fire-flowers in the loamy sky every July 4, visited the inner harbor, cookouts in backyard squares, watched the matte black animate, sentient, lip-gloss sticky stars, how...
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Meridians (2003) 3 (2): 278–288.
Published: 01 March 2003
..., and no health care provided. If you or your child became ill, you risked being fired. If you dared use the bathroom outside of your allotted break time, get to packin'. Carpal-tunnel syndrome, a repetitive motion injury of the hands and arms, was a serious health risk at the plant. But afflicted workers were...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 155–165.
Published: 01 December 2020
... across the south. Other than Christmas Day, no holidays were honored, no sick days allowed, and no health care provided. If you or your child became ill, you risked being fired. If you dared use the bathroom outside of your allotted break time, get to packin’. Carpal-tunnel syndrome, a repetitive motion...