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Articles by Meena Alexander:

Nomadic Memory, Rims of Place

What would it be like to think language and place in the same breath? To discover place by creating it through the pleasure of words. Or to lose place, suffering dislocation as one loses language. Then, finding one’s way through language, a sustenance scarcely to be believed.

Losing place. One speaks of losing one’s place in a book, missing a line, missing a beat while reading. But place? How might it be possible to lose that?

As a child, moving from one country to the other and back again, across the dark stretch of the Indian Ocean, I often felt I had lost place. A …

This post is in: Journal of Neuro-Aesthetic Theory #2 (2000-02),Artists Collaborate with Neurologists

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