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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 1–14.
Published: 01 March 2010
... in the New Mysore Cafe, at a cracked marble table top A cup of foaming coffee in front of me, Notebook open to catch a fruit fly on a smear of honey. The cafe is gone, in its place is a Reebok store, also a shop selling Airtel SIM cards, Cell phones in colors of the rainbow, Ray Ban dark glasses and knock...
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Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 185–187.
Published: 01 March 2002
... or where. She reckoned she'd just put one foot 'fore the next til they carried her to a place that felt like home. But when she come out that night, she knew that belly hole wasn't it.) Finally, after a long, hard spell, Stella say, "My mama folk come from heavy-boned ships She spit, and sparks fly...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 229–245.
Published: 01 April 2021
..., was our mother too busy to listen? First woman to fly through space, like Christopher Reeve in Superman . Along Evans Avenue, automobile engines droned. Geneva inspected my face. Do you have something, dummy? She wedged a raisin over her front teeth and wiggled the wrinkly fruit with the tip of her...
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Meridians (2003) 3 (2): 53.
Published: 01 March 2003
...Purvi Shah Copyright © 2003 by Wesleyan University Press 2003 PURVI SHAH PlainSong (forCami) The girl can't chart a graph given a point and a slope or produce an essay expounding on Cannibal's symbolic name, but she can cup her hands and make sound fly through the cave of her wrists, lips...
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Meridians (2007) 7 (2): 101.
Published: 01 March 2007
.... What difference can it make? Down the streets they run-their fingers the pipes, the fetid water. Alone (alive)Ismene, I have handsto look-to lift and push the thick air back. I have my hair at least flying wild now (father gone) finally undone. And you your crooked thumbs lie tucked to their palms...
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Meridians (2001) 1 (2): 18.
Published: 01 March 2001
...Nellie Wong INSTRUMENTAL NellieWong RHYTHM Cooking sweet and sour rock cod Playing cool jazz, yeah! Whether tenor saxophone or trumpet Pat the fish dry, sprinkle salt and pepper And the notes fly, syncopate Pour oil into the wok, get it sizzling Place the whole cod into the concave body Of the wok...
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Meridians (2001) 2 (1): 153.
Published: 01 September 2001
... he calls me life I say sleepin thejula allSundaychild you move in the neem tree I head in wind Arjuna Lord of Mallika let's be faithful help me watch interstates I lose can't be home past swallow's nest in-laws won't eat meat cold go on laugh dusty feet do you think I can fly each time you page me...
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Meridians (2013) 11 (2): 206–210.
Published: 01 March 2013
... hard on the soil. Dust and bits of scorched grass follow in my wake as I sprint on the playground. We could fly once upon a time, my grandfather said. We knew magic and could walk on the air, so, pumping my arms and gulping mouthfuls of air, I take flight. Everything around me blurs together, trees...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 84–89.
Published: 01 April 2021
... didn’t like that. It wasn’t a sound to inspire the living. When the next child survived, I determined to teach him how to fly. Holding him close in the warmth of the kitchen, I showed him how the smoke always escaped the fire. It flew away. When his father flung him from me, I said, he should become...
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Meridians (2005) 6 (1): 56–57.
Published: 01 September 2005
... stomped upon by men swelled pale with their lies no blink ofits eyes no staring at its mother's face no bewilderment at first light who child nothing holy said no prayers over the dead tree no new creatures flying bewildered at first light who only old blues nothing holy you can't hear nobody pray brother...
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Meridians (2018) 16 (1): v–ix.
Published: 01 September 2018
... to Plane) is a "self-portrait" of her feelings while flying. A collage of airline ticket stubs from flights she has taken "to wonderful places," the piece is a vivid depiction of her life as an artist. From geographic locations like "Tokyo or Berlin or Mexico City or Los Angeles"' to resonant moments...
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Meridians (2003) 3 (2): 6–16.
Published: 01 March 2003
... enemyandbeyondtheconsequencoefsthat enemy? I am saying that the ultimate connection cannot be the enemy. The ultimate connection must be the need that we find between us. It is not only who you are, in other words, but what we can do for each other that will determine the connection. I am flying back to my job. I have been teaching...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 249–252.
Published: 01 October 2021
... in the aftermath of the events of September 11, 2001. On that day, al-Qaeda operatives destroyed the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan by flying two hijacked planes into the twin towers; a third hijacked plane hit the first floor of the Pentagon’s west wall; and a fourth plane crashed in a field in Shanksville...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 300–305.
Published: 01 December 2016
... the one where i just took every word you ever said that started with j and put them in chronological order the transcript of the dream where you can fly the transcript of the dream where the veins in your arms are exact maps of rivers the one about the dream i have of putting my palms on your palms...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 56–70.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., is the expression of a complex spiderweb ofintersections which bear exclusions. We become trapped in the web if we see ourselves as a fly, stuck in the web, rather than a spider that spun the web itself and skillfully manages to live in it. We are not remotely insinuating that the blame for suffering exclusion...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 65–85.
Published: 01 December 2016
... and avatars, limit and enable you to represent your identity? 2. Whose values are reflected in the design of technologies? Objectives Over the scope of this unit, participants will: 76 MERIDIANS 15: I 1. Learn the basics of navigating virtual worlds and manipulating avatar appearances (e.g., walking, flying...
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Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 283–288.
Published: 01 March 2002
... the airport. I was quite amazed. I have been traveling in this country for over ten years, and I have never had the experience that I had flying down here for this conference. All of us feel it. And this racial profiling has to be stopped. Events of the last two weeks also show that the American "people...
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Meridians (2003) 3 (2): 132–138.
Published: 01 March 2003
.... I tried to picture the insides of the airplane (blue seats the faces of the airline attendants (not too difficult, since she was flying on a Japanese airline), THE BEAUTIFUL ONE HAS COME 133 the food served at each meal (somewhat baffled, I could only come up with rice and fish). All that day of her...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 51–81.
Published: 01 September 2018
... in a Black rhetorical manifesto: Black writers, finding themselves up a tree with “the man’s” rhetoric and aesthetic, which hangs them up, lynching their black visions, cut it loose. All the way—swinging free. Flying home. Wings flapping, raucously, in the breeze. . . . Bringing black perspective, black...
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Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 215–236.
Published: 01 March 2002
.... Only this one is flying through galaxies, swerving to dodge meteor showers that streak us with sudden light" (323). The novel's exhausting, sinuously orientalized language and Tilo' s long list of name changes with every major life experience further seem to blunt the newness of Divakaruni's experiment...