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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 53–83.
Published: 01 April 2021
... implementation of political terror through abusive laws, militarized violence, protracted wars against civilians and insurgents alike, and gender abuse. Women poets from the region, such as Monalisa Changkija, Temsüla Ao, Mamang Dai, and others, have played a leading role in exposing and denouncing this violence...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 25–45.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Dorothy E. Mosby Abstract This paper is both a personal reflection and critical analysis of the circulation of the poem “Rotundamente negra” by Afro-Costa Rican poet and cultural activist Shirley Campbell among Afro-descendant women in Latin America. As I heard various recitations...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 412–434.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Ifeoma Kiddoe Nwankwo Abstract Migration is a fundamental constitutive element of Caribbean life, culture, and identity, made so by colonialism, local and regional economic insecurity, and educational opportunities abroad. A plethora of scholars, filmmakers, poets, and novelists have indexed...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 36–57.
Published: 01 March 2014
... and hurtful ones. In all of these elements, black women and our ways of knowing are privileged in Clifton's writing. There is a strong measure in which the poet's oeuvre and sensibility may be described as “womanist” in the broadest sense of the term developed by Alice Walker (1983). Using a framework...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (2): 371–396.
Published: 01 October 2022
... steps away from the predatory archetype, formulating a theory of women’s loss and mourning through the motif of “forward backwardness” epitomized by the ciguapa’s feet. Using selections from the work of Dominican American poet Rhina P. Espaillat (b. 1932), the author outlines the feminist paradigm...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 123–154.
Published: 01 April 2022
...Laura Lomas Abstract The exiled Cuban poet, editor, and feminist Lourdes Casal breaks with social scientific convention and identifies in the first person with “Hispanic Blackness,” feminism, and Cuba in her essays about race and revolution. Her bridging of identity categories informs Casal’s self...
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Meridians (2003) 3 (2): 28–51.
Published: 01 March 2003
.... In this anthology a group of women poets from Pakistan, who refuse to conform to both sociocultural and literary traditions, react to oppression by calling attention to the way in which female experiences are policed and controlled by the state. I aim to demonstrate that though poetry is often regarded as a private...
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Meridians (2004) 5 (1): 264–266.
Published: 01 September 2004
... a fresh departure and new angle in that she expands the scope of the Latin American literary terrain through a detailed examination of Afro-Costa Rican women poets such as Eulalia Bernard (old school) and the works of two younger women, Shirley Campbell and Delia McDonald (new school). While...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 1–10.
Published: 01 April 2021
... Poets against Conflict,” considers how women poets produce an archive of the gendered harms caused by India’s neocolonial governance of eight “sister” states in the subcontinent’s northeastern region. Trauma, sorrow, and eco-devastation are left in the wake of internal neocolonialism. Mehta argues...
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Meridians (2003) 3 (2): v–x.
Published: 01 March 2003
... of an Urdu feminist anthology of poetry presents a case "in which cultural production becomes a tool of resistance in a climate of social repression" as "a group of women poets from Pakistan refuse to conform to both sociocultural and literary traditions by calling attention to the way in which female...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 158–184.
Published: 01 April 2022
... as an opportunity to respond to the society in which she lives: I did this work with the movement of women poets, the circle of Dominican women poets that was like eleven or twelve women that got together to study and share ideas and their poetry. They made me an honorary poet in this group . . . and we did...
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Meridians (2004) 5 (1): 257–260.
Published: 01 September 2004
..., and the fortitude to combat/survive the adversity that seems to be her destiny. Goulbourne's choice ofimages and the overall style of the poems complement the preoccupation with hurt, survival, and hope. Her oscillation between Jamaican and English, places Goulbourne among contemporary Caribbean women poets...
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Meridians (2001) 2 (1): 241–245.
Published: 01 September 2001
..., TheRisingof theWomen:FeministSolidarityandClassConflict, 1880-1917, and her two novels, RivingtonStreeatnd UnionSquarew, ill be republished by the University of Illinois Press in October, 2001. REETIKA VAZIRANI is the author ofWhite Elephant(sBeacon, 1996) which received a Barnard New Women Poets' Prize. Her...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 51–81.
Published: 01 September 2018
... Karenga, the US Organization, and Black Cultural Nationalism . New York : New York University Press . Clarke Cheryl . 2005 . “After Mecca”: Women Poets and the Black Arts Movement . New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press . Cohen Robert , and Zelnik Reginald E. , eds...
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Meridians (2006) 6 (2): 54–77.
Published: 01 March 2006
... as a woman writing for both men and other women. Byand large, she succeeded most wonderfully in domesticating these alien meters into a natural medium for an indigenous HausaFulfude prosody. In Arabic literary aesthetics, the poet (sha'ir) is "one who senses," or, as defined by the eleventh-century poet...
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Meridians (2008) 8 (2): 32–48.
Published: 01 March 2008
... of War," which is from RawSilk,and sure, it is an anti-war poem, but it is also very personal. In that poem I have two women poets: Farogh Farrokhzad and Enheduanna-the first poet in recorded human history. Then there is Frank Stella in the next section, his artwork. But at the heart of this poem...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 148–176.
Published: 01 June 2016
.... When discussing the roles and images usually attributed to black women in Brazil in an interview, Afro-Brazilian poet and novelist Concei~ao Evaristo states: espera-sqeuea mulhernegrasejacapazdedesempenhadreterminadasjim{oes, comocozinhamr uitobem,dan{ar,cantor- masnaoescreveAr.svezesa, spessoas...
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Meridians (2011) 11 (1): 163–167.
Published: 01 September 2011
... Copyright © 2011 by Smith College 2011 ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS SONIADAMisSan African American poet, educator, and cultural worker. Sheis currently pursuing doctoral study in English at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Her areas of scholarship are comparative women's and American...
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Meridians (2001) 1 (2): 209–211.
Published: 01 March 2001
..., October 2000) and TheButteljly'sWay: Voicefsrom TheHaitian Diasporain the UnitedStates(Soho Press 2001). PAULAJ. GIDDINGS is Research Professor of Women's Studies and African-American Studies at Duke University. She is the author of Whenand WhereI Enterand In SearchofSisterhood. LAILAHALABYwas born...
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Meridians (2004) 4 (2): 205–235.
Published: 01 March 2004
..., and Henderson were key influences on Shange and Mills, who also benefited when older women writers such as Sonia Sanchez, Toni Cade Bambara, Jayne Cortez, Adrienne Kennedy, and Audre Lorde addressed feminist issues overlooked by male writers. While Shange is best known as a dramatist and poet, she has also...