Poet and writer born in Chennai, India, Meena Kandasamy is the author of the Exquisite Cadavers and When I Hit You. Here's a list of ten of her go-to books.

1. Annihilation of Caste by Dr. B. R. Ambedkar

2. Collected Poems by Kamala Das

3. Selected Poems by Gwendolyn Brooks

4. Thirukkural by Thiruvalluvar

5. Reality Hunger by David Shields

6. Professions for Women. Speech by Virginia Woolf

7. State and Revolution, VI Lenin (Any book by Lenin, actually)

8. Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino

9. Ongoingness by Sarah Manguso

10. The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson

Meena Kandasamy is the author of Exquisite Cadavers

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1. Annihilation of Caste, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar
2. Collected Poems of Kamala Das
3. Gwendolyn Brooks, Poems
4. Thirukkural by Thiruvalluvar
5. Reality Hunger, David Shields
6. Professions for Women, Speech by Virginia Woolf
7. State and Revolution, VI Lenin (Any book by Lenin, actually)
8. Invisible Cities by Italo Calvino
9. Ongoingness by Sarah Manguso
10. The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson