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Fiction, Poetry and Personal Essay (Selected)

"The Tattoo," in You Don’t Have a Clue: Latino Young Adult Stories, ed. Sarah Cortez (Houston: Arte Publico Press, forthcoming 2011)

“Shortcut to the Moon,” in Hit List: The Best of Latino Mystery, eds. Sarah Cortez and Liz Martínez (Houston: Arte Publico Press, 2009)
“La Sirena,” in BorderSenses vol XII (Winter 2006): 44-55.

“Lorca’s Widow,” in Zyzzyva: West Coast Writers and Artists (Spring 2005): 145-160.
“Huitlacoche Crepes,” in U.S. Latino Literature Today, ed. Gabriela Baeza Ventura (New York: Pearson Longman, 2005), 186-188

“Colita de Rana” and “Payday,” (excerpts from Desert Blood) in Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social 4.1 (Fall 2004): 136, 138-145.

From “Elemental Journey, #4 and #5,” in From Totems to Hip-Hop: A Multicultural Anthology Of Poetry Across the Americas, 1900-2002, ed. By Ishmael Reed (New York: Thunder’s Mouth Press, 2003), 16-20

“Chamizal” and “Witch Museum,” in This Bridge We Call Home: Radical Visions for Transformation,ed. by Gloria Anzaldúa and Ana Louise Keating (New York: Routledge Press, 2002), 483-485, 517-519

“Blackjack” and “Neighbors” in The Colorado Review XXVII (Summer 2000): 18-21

“Crooked Foot Speaks,” “The Philosophy of Frijoles,” “After 21 Years, a Postcard from My Father,” “In the Shadow of Greater Things,” “Dust to Dust,” “Gardenias for El Gran Gurú,” “Bamba Basilica,” “El Chamizál,” “The Waters of Grief,” “Sor Juana’s Litany in the Subjunctive,” “Huitlacoche Crepes,” and “Kyrie Eleison for La Llorona,” (in English with Spanish translations) in Entre Líneas, III, ed. Enrique Cortazar (México City: Ediciónes 2000, 1999), 67-101

“Bishop’s Pawn: 1693,” prologue to Sor Juana’s Second Dream in Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies 23:2 (Fall 1998): 223-229

“Bamba Basilica” and “After 21 Years, A Postcard from My Father,” in The Floating Borderlands. Twenty-Five Years Of U.S. Hispanic Literature, ed. Lauro Flores (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1998), 235-238

“La Frontera,” “Domingo Means Scrubbing,” and “Beggar on the Córdoba Bridge,”reprinted in Floricanto Sí! A Collection of Latina Poetry, ed. Bryce Milligan et al (New York: Penguin Books, 1998), 135-138

“Descarada/No Shame: An Abridged Politics of Location,”The Wild Good: Lesbian Photographs and Writings on Love, ed. Beatrix Gates (New York: Anchor Books,1996), 217-223

“Giving Back the World,” “Easter: The Lame Bull,” “Making Tortillas,” and “Hunchback,” in Claiming the Spirit Within: A Sourcebook of Women’s Poetry, ed. Marilyn Sewell (Boston: Beacon Press, 1996), 17, 95, 259-260, 279-280

"Facing the Mariachis," in Latina: Women's Voices from the Borderlands, ed.Lillian Castillo-Speed (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995), 37-48

"Excerpts from the Sapphic Diary of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz," in Tasting Life Twice: Lesbian Literary Fiction by New American Writers, ed. Ellen Levy (New York: Avon Books, 1995), 182-190

“Malinche’s Rights,” Currents from the Dancing River: Contemporary Latino Fiction, Nonfiction, and Poetry, ed. Ray González (New York: Harcourt Brace & Co., 1994), 261-266

"Cimarrona," Literature by Latinas in the United States, ed. Roberta Fernánde (Houston: Arte Público Press, 1994), 404-422

"Juana Inés," in Growing Up Chicana/o, ed. Tiffany Lopez (New York: William Morrow & Co., 1993), 69-85

“Elemental Journey" in After Aztlán: Latino Poets in the Nineties. ed. Ray González (Boston: David Godine Publishers, 1992), 64-74

"The Last Rite" in Mirrors Beneath the Earth: Short Fiction by Chicano Writers, ed. Ray González (Willimantic, CT: Curbstone Press, 1992), 312-320

“Literary Wetback” The Massachusetts Review; XXIX.2, (Fall 1988): 242-246



Articles, Book Chapters, Short Essays

“Poor Brown Female: The Miller's Compensation for ‘Free Trade,” in Making a Killing: Femicide, Free Trade,and La Frontera, ed. Alicia Gaspar de Alba, with Georgina Guzmán (Austin: University of Texas Press, 2010)

"Devil in a Rose Bikini: The Second Coming of Our Lady in Santa Fe," in Our Lady of Controversy: Alma Lopez’s “Irreverent Apparition” ed. Alicia Gaspar de Alba and Alma Lopez (Austin: University of Texas Press, April 2011)

“How the CARA Exhibition Saved My Academic Career,” in Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies, vol. 35, no. 1 (Spring 2010): 189-192.

“Mapping the Labyrinth, Or, How To Write a Chicana Anti-Detective Novel,” Mystery Readers Journal (Special Issue on “The Ethnic Detective”) 23.2 (Summer 2007)

“CARA Exhibit (Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation)” entry in Oxford Encyclopedia of Latinas and Latinos in the United States, eds. Deena J. González and Suzanne Oboler (New York: Oxford University Press, 2005): 266-271.

“Malinche’s Revenge,” in Feminism, Nation and Myth: La Malinche, ed. Rolando Romero (Houston: Arte Publico Press, 2005): 44-57.

“There’s No Place Like Aztlán: Embodied Aesthetics in Chicana Art,” The New Centennial Review 4.2 (2004): 103-140.

“Crop Circles in the Cornfield: Remembering Gloria E. Anzaldúa (1942-2004),” American Quarterly (Special Issue on Los Angeles and the Future of Urban Cultures) 56.3 (September 2004): iv-vii.

“The Maquiladora Murders, 1993-2003,” Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies 28.2 (Fall 2003): 1-17.

“The Chicana/Latina Dyad, Or, Identity and Perception,” in Latino Studies 1.1 (2003): 106-114.

“Chicano Pass-Over” in La Voz de Esperanza 15.10 (Dec ’02-Jan ’03): 6-7

“Rights of Passage: From Cultural Schizophrenia to Border Consciousness in Cheech Marín’s Born in East L.A.” (199-213) in Velvet Barrios: Popular Culture & Chicana/o Sexualities, ed. Alicia Gaspar de Alba (New York: Palgrave/Macmillan, 2003)

“Identita estetiche di Aztlán: luogo e genere nell’arte del/la Chicanao/a” (Italian Translation of “Aesthetic Identities of Aztlán: Place and Gender in Chicano/a Art”) in Estetica e Differenza, ed. Paola Zaccaria (Bari, Italy: Palomar Edizioni, 2002), 221-240

“Lesbian Drag: The Separatist Habit of Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz” in Aztlán: Ensayos sobre literatura chicana, eds. Federico Eguíluz et al. (Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain: Servicio Editorial de la Universidad del País Vasco, 2002), 65-81

“From CARA to CACA: The Multiple Anatomies of Chicano/a Art at the Turn of the New Century” in Aztlán: A Journal of Chicano Studies (Spring 2001): 205-231

"The Politics of Location of the Tenth Muse of America: Interview with Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz," in Living Chicana Theory, ed. Carla Trujillo (Berkeley: Third Woman Press, 1998), 136-165

"An Alter-Native Grain: Theorizing Chicano/a Popular Culture," in Culture and Difference: Critical Perspectives on the Bicultural Experience, ed. Antonia Darder, Belgin & Garvey, 1995), 103-122

“El pueblo que pierde su memoria, pierde su destino" in Palabras de allá y de acá: memoria del 6to encuentro nacional de escritores en la frontera norte (Cd.Juárez, Chihuahua: Centro Editorial Universitario, 1991), 225-229




Review of Terrorizing Women: Feminicide in the Americas edited by Rosa Linda Fregoso and Cythia Bejarano at http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk (2010)

Review of Brown Gumshoes: Detective Fiction and the Search for Chicana/o Identity by Ralph E. Rodríguez (145-147) in Latino Studies 5 (2007)

“The Legend of Zorro, Or, Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Historical Amnesia,” (A Review of “The Legend of Zorro”) La Voz de Esperanza 14.1 (February 2006): 8-9

“Homeland Security Meets Little Red Riding Hood (A Review of ‘The Village’),” La Voz de Esperanza 17.7 (September 2004): 6

“Hij@s de Guadalupe e Hidalgo, O, La esquizofrenia cultural de Aztlán,” La Voz de Esperanza 17.2 (March 2004): 7-10

Review of Las Hijas de Juan: Daughters Betrayed by Josie Méndez Negrete (468-470) in Latino Studies 1.3 (Fall 2003)

Review of Chicano Popular Culture: que hable el pueblo by Charles Tatum (207-209) in Aztlán: Journal of Chicano Studies 27.2 (Fall 2002)

Review of Exhibiting Mestizaje: Mexican (American) Museums in Diaspora by Karen Mary Davalos (180-183) in American Studies (Spring 2002)

“Pura Homegirl: A Review of Selena: Como la Flor by Nick Patoski (Little, Brown and Co., 1996) in the San Antonio Express News, March 24, 1996, L4

"Tortillerismo: A Review of Work by Chicana Lesbians" (956-963), in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, vol 18, no. 4, Summer 1993, review essay