Alexander, Meena

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Alexander, Meena Gender: F
born on 17 February 1951 at 09:00 (= 09:00 AM )
Place Allahabad, India, 25n27, 81e51
Timezone IST h5e30 (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aqucol.18.gif 27°40' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 03°19 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 14°33'

Meena Alexander (2016)
photo: Tjlee101, license cc-by-sa-4.0


Indian poet, scholar, and writer. Raised in India and Sudan, Alexander lived and worked in New York City, where she was Distinguished Professor of English at Hunter College and at the CUNY Graduate Center in the PhD program in English. She is the author of numerous collections of poetry, literary memoirs, essays, and works of fiction and literary criticism.

She died in New York on 21 November 2018 at the age of 67 from undisclosed causes although according to her husband she died of endometrial cancer

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Death, Cause unspecified 21 November 2018 (Cancer, age 67)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes her in "Written by Herself: Women's memoirs from Britain, Africa, Asia, and the United States" edited by Jill K. Conway (Vintage Books, 1996), p. 497: "She followed appa north to Allahabad and gave birth to me in Kamala Nehru Hospital sometime around nine o'clock on a winter's morning, on the seventeenth of February 1951. No one will tell me the exact time of my birth, perhaps no one knows."


  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Vocation : Writers : Critic (Literary)
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet