Reetika Vazirani

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Birthday
9, 1962
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Jul 16, 2003 (40)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
9, 1962
Birthplace
India
Death Date
Jul 16, 2003 (40)

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Indian-American poet, translator, and teacher who became known for White Elephants, World Hotel, and other poetry collections. She was the 1996 recipient of the Barnard Women Poets Prize.

Before Fame

She studied at Wellesley College and the University of Virginia before teaching at the College of William and Mary.

Trivia

She committed suicide in 2003 after murdering her toddler son.

Family Life

She had a longtime partnership with poet Yusef Komunyakaa, the father of her child.

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She was a literary contemporary of fellow American poet Maggie Estep.

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