US Latino / Latina Bibliography

by Elizabeth Huergo, Ph.D.

This bibliography is selective not exhaustive. It is meant to serve as the foundation for
the development of an undergraduate literature course, one that would satisfy General Education requirements and offer students a well-considered multi-cultural educational experience. Resting not far behind this statement of purpose is the humanistic (and humane) hope that this bibliography  will help instructors within and outside the academic disciplines of English or Comparative Literatures to reflect consciously on the notable contributions of Latino/a writers to the intellectual life of the US and to our shared histories.

 

Bibliographies and Online Sources

There are a number of helpful bibliographies available on Latino/a literatures, cultures,
and histories: U.S. Latino Literature: An Essay and Annotated Bibliography by Marc Zimmerman (1990); Latinos in English, edited by Harold Augenbraum (1992); The Handbook of Hispanic Cultures in the United States: Literature and Art, a collection of essays edited by Nicolás Kanellos, Francisco  A. Lomelí, and Claudio Esteva Fabregat (1993); Latino and Latina Critical Theory: An Annotated Bibliography by Jean Stefancic (1997); the Oxford Bibliography of Latino Studies, edited by Ilan Stavans, (2005); and Bibliographic Essay on U.S. Latino/a History by José M. Alamillo (2008). Librarians involved in acquisitions and instructors developing a new course or rethinking a well-established one would find all of these sources helpful. However, the Oxford Bibliography of Latino Studies is the most comprehensive and expertly curated.

Similarly, there is a wealth of encyclopedias, dictionaries, and guides to Latino/a
cultures, histories, and literature in the US. The best and most complete listing of these sources is available at ALZAR: Academic Latina/o Zone of Activism & Research, the newest group
within the SALALM (Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials).  According
to the website, ALZAR was developed by SALALM librarians and academics interested in th e
intersection of two disciplines: Latina/o and Latin American Studies. Its stated goal is “to
provide a link (virtual and real) to resources addressing Latina/o issues in the academic setting.” The focus of ALZAR is interdisciplinary academic research. The range of sources offered on its website is impressive and includes major databases, archival collections, Library of Congress sources, oral histories, advocacy groups, research centers, and writers’ websites.

The Poetry Foundation and the Poetry Society of America have two of the very best
websites in terms of teaching resources and general knowledge. The editors at the Poetry
Foundation have developed a number of interesting links on Latino poetry, including interviews
with and readings by poets. Audio and video resources on the Poetry Foundation site include,
for example, Nancy Mercado reflecting on 9/11; Richard Blanco reading at the Presidential Inauguration; Ben Saenz discussing Mexico’s Border Violence; and Ricardo Pau Llosa exploring Latin American art and poetry. Similarly, the Poetry Society of America has poems, interviews, and biographical information about Latino/a poets, as well as a  Latino/a Roundtable of
contemporary poets introduced by Francisco Aragón, Institute for Latino Studies, University of
Notre Dame.

Scholarship Relevant to Institutions of Higher Education

This selection of scholarly essays and books is meant to address a need within
institutions of higher education to serve a population that is too often invisible, despite the prevalence of quantifying demographics. The works selected address the way in which institutional cultures affect the experience of Latino/a students in the classroom. As the Brazilian pedagogue Paulo Freire insists, the classroom is not a rarefied space with little pragmatic value in the “real world.” The classroom and the world are “co-extensive.” Again, the selection is not exhaustive. It is meant to introduce readers and researchers at varying levels to important topics across a range of academic fields and pedagogical perspectives that include Linguistics, ESL, Composition, History, Anthropology, Sociology, Psychology, Law, and Political Science.

Amaury, Nora and Laura Rendon. “Hispanic Student Retention in Community Colleges:
Reconciling Access with Outcomes.” Class, Race, and Gender in American Education.  Ed. Lois Weis. Albany, New York:  SUNY Press, 1988. 126-43.

Anzaldúa, Gloria. Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza. 4th ed. San Francisco: Aunt Lute
Books, 2012.

Aparicio, Frances R. “Of Spanish Dispossessed.” Language Ideologies: Critical Perspectives on
the Official English Movement.  Ed. Roseann Duenas Gonzalez. Urbana, IL: National
Council of Teachers of English, 2000. 248-275.

Arrizón, Alicia. Queering Mestizaje: Transculturation and Performance. Ann Arbor, MI: Univ. of
Michigan Press: 2006.

Baca, Damán. “The Chicano Codex: Writing against Historical and Pedagogical Colonization.”
College English 71.6 (July 2009): 564-583.

Barron, Nancy G. “Dear Saints, Dear Stella: Letters Examining the Messy Lines of Expectations,
Stereotypes, and Identity in Higher Education.” College Composition and
Communication. 55.1 (September 2003): 11-37.

Bender, Steven W., Greasers and Gringos: Latinos, Law, and the American Imagination. New
York: New York Univ. Press, 2005.

Benitez, Cristina. Latinization: How Latino Culture is Transforming the US. Ithaca, NY:
Paramount Market Publications, 2007.

Bokser, Julie A. “Sor Juana’s Rhetoric of Silence.” Rhetoric Review  25.1 (2006): 5-21.

Cafferty, Pastora San Juan. “The Language Question: The Dilemma of Bilingual Education for
Hispanics in America.” Ethnic Relations in America. Ed. Lance Liebman. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1982. 101-127.

Chong, Nilda and Francia Baez. Latino Culture: A Dynamic Force in the Changing American
Workplace. Boston: Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2005.

de Genoa, Nicholas and Ana Yolanda Ramos-Zayas. Latino Crossings: Mexicans, Puerto Ricans,
and the Politics of Race and Citizenship. New York: Routledge, 2003.

Darden, Antonia and Rodolfo D. Torres, eds. Latinos and Education: A Critical Reader. New York:
Routledge, 2013.

Dussel, Enrique. The Invention of the Americas: Eclipse of “the Other” and the Myth of
Modernity. 1992. Trans. Michael Barber. New York: Continuum, 1995.

Elias-Olivares, Lucia, et al. Spanish Language Use and Public Life in the United States. New
York:  Mouton de Gruyter, 1985.

Farr, Marcia, and Gloria Nardini. “Essayist Literacy and Sociolinguistic Difference.” Assessment
of Writing: Politics, Policies and Practices. Ed. Edward M. White, William D. Lutz, and
Sandra Kamusikiri. Modern Language Association (1996): 108-119.

Fox, Geoffrey, Hispanic Nation: Culture, Politics and the Constructing of Identity. Tucson:
Univ. of Arizona Press, 1997.

Fregoso, Rosa-Linda. MeXicana Encounters: The Making of Social Identities on the
Borderlands. Oakland, CA: Univ. of California Press, 2003.

Freire, Paulo. Pedagogy of Freedom: Ethics, Democracy, and Civic Courage. Lanham, MD:
Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2001.

——- . Pedagogy of the Oppressed. New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2000.

Galeano, Eduardo. The Open Veins of Latin America. New York: Monthly Review Press, 1997.

Gonzalez, Juan. Harvest of Empire: A History of Latinos in America. New York: Penguin, 2011.

Guidotti-Hernández, Nicole M. Unspeakable Violence: Remapping U.S. and Mexican National
Imaginaries. Durham, NC: Duke Univ. Press, 2011.

Habell-Pallán, Michelle. Loca Motion: The Travels of Chicana and Latina Popular Culture.
New York: New York Univ. Press, 2005.

Kirklighter, Christina; Diana Cardens and Susan Wolff Murphy, eds. Teaching Writing with
Latino/a Students: Lessons Learned at Hispanic-Serving Institutions. Albany, NY: SUNY Press 2007.

Kirschner, Samual  A. and G. Howard Poteet. “Non-Standard English Usage in the Writing of
Black, White, and Hispanic Remedial English Students in an Urban Community
College.” Research in the Teaching of English 7 (1973): 351-5.

Lomas, Laura. Translating Empire: José Martí, Migrant Latino Subjects, and American
Modernities. Durham, NC: Duke Univ. Press, 2008.

López, Antonio. Unbecoming Blackness: The Diaspora Cultures of Afro-Cuban America. New
York: New York Univ. Press, 2012.

Meier, Kenneth J., and Joseph Stewart, Jr. The Politics of Hispanic Education: Un paso pa’lante
y dos pa’tras. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 1991.

Mooney, Margarita, and Deborah Rivas-Drake. “Colleges Need to Recognize, and Serve, the 3
Kinds of Latino Student.” Chronicles of Higher Education 54:29 (March 2008).

Moreno, Renee M. “‘The Politics of Location’: Text as Opposition.” College Composition and
Communication 54.2 (December 2002): 222-242.

Murillo, Jr., Enrique G., Sofia Villenas, Ruth Trinidad Galván, Juan Sánchez Muñoz, Corinne
Martínez, and Margarita Machado-Casas, eds. Handbook of Latinos and Education: Theory, Research, and Practice. New York: Routledge, 2009.

Ortiz, Flora Ida. “Hispanic-American Children’s Experiences in Classrooms: A Comparison
Between Hispanic and Non-Hispanic Children.” Class, Race, and Gender in American
Education. Ed. Lois Weis. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 1988. 63-86.

Parédez, Deborah. Selenidad: Selena, Latinos, and the Performance of Memory. Durham, NC:
Duke Univ. Press, 2009.

Perea, Juan F. “The New American Spanish War: How the Courts and the Legislatures Are
Aiding the Suppression of Languages Other Than English.” Language Ideologies: Critical
Perspectives on the Official English Movement.  Vol. 2. Ed. Roseann Duenas
Gonzalez. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English, 2001. 121-140.

Rodriguez, Richard. Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez; An
Autobiography. Boston: David R. Godine, 1981.

Santiago Baca, Jimmy and Releah Lent. Adolescents on the Edge: Stories and Lessons to
Transform Learning. Portsmouth, NH: Hinemann, 2010.

Van Wagenen, Michael. Remembering the Forgotten War: The Enduring Legacies of the U.S.-
Mexican War. Amhearst, MA: Univ. of Massachusetts Press, 2012.

Viego, Antonio. Dead Subjects: Toward a Politics of Loss in Latino Studies. Durham, NC: Duke
Univ. Press, 2007.

Villa, Daniel. “No nos dejaremos: Writing in Spanish as an Act of Resistance.” Latino/a
Discourses: On Language, Identity, and Literacy Education. Ed. Michelle Hall Kells, Valerie Balester, and Victor Villanueva.  Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook, 2004. 85-95.

Villanueva, Victor, Jr. Bootstraps: From an American Academic of Color. Urbana, IL: National
Council of Teachers of English, 1993.

Worthan, Stanton E.F., Enrique G. Murillo Jr. and Edmund T. Hamann, eds. Education in the
New Latino Diaspora: Policy and the Politics of Identity. Westport, CT: Greenwood
Publishing Group, 2002.

Literary Scholarship

This selection of scholarly essays and books is meant to address the theoretical interests
and concerns of instructors who teach or are preparing to teach Latino/a literatures at the undergraduate level. The selection is representative of the often award-winning scholarship being done in the field of Latino Studies from 1990 to the present. Another source of special interest is the journal published by Palgrave-MacMillan, Latino Studies, beginning with its first
issue in 2003.

Aldama, Arturo J., Chela Sandoval, and Peter J. García, eds. Performing the US Latina and Latino
Borderlands. Bloomington, IN: Indiana Univ. Press, 2012.

Aldama, Frederick Luis. Dancing with Ghosts: A Critical Biography of Arturo Islas. Berkeley and
Los Angeles: Univ. of California Press, 2004.

Anzaldúa, Gloria., ed. Making Face, Making Soul/Haciendo Caras: Creative and Critical
Perspectives by Feminists of Color. San Francisco: Aunt Lute Press, 1990.

Aparicio, Frances R. and Susana Chávez-Silverman, eds. Tropicalizations: Transcultural
Representations of Latinidad. (Reencounters with Colonialism: New Perspectives on the
Americas.) Dartmouth, NH: Dartmouth Univ. Press, 1997.

Arrizon, Alicia. Latina Performance: Traversing the Stage. Bloomington IN: Indiana Univ.
Press, 1999.

Augenbraum, Harold and Margarite Fernández Olmos. “Introduction: An American Literary
Tradition” in Augenbraum, Harold and Margarite Fernández Olmos, eds. The Latino
Reader. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1997.

Bost, Suzanne and Frances R. Aparicio, eds. The Routledge Companion to Latino/a Literature.
New York: Routledge, 2012.

Brady, Mary Pat. Extinct Lands, Temporal Geographies: Chicana Literature and the Urgency of
Space. Durham, NC: Duke Univ. Press, 2002.

Calderón, Héctor and José David Saldívar, eds. “Editors’ Introduction: Criticism in the
Borderlands” in Calderón, Héctor and José David Saldívar, Criticism in the Borderlands: Studies in Chicano Literature, Culture, and Ideology. Durham, NC: Duke Univ. Press,
1991.

Cantú, Norma E. and María E. Franquiz,  eds. Inside the Latin@ Experience: A Latin@ Studies
Reader. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

Contreras, Sheila Marie Contreras. Blood Lines: Myth, Indigenism, and Chicana/o Literature.
Austin, TX: Univ. of Texas Press, 2008.

Dalleo, Raphael and Elena Machado Sáez. The Latino/a Canon and the Emergence of Post-Sixties
Literature. New York: Palgrave MacMillan, 2007.

Dávila, Arlene. Latinos, Inc. Oakland, CA: Univ. of California Press, 2001.

Guidotti-Hernández, Nicole M. Unspeakable Violence: Remapping U.S. and Mexican National
Imaginaries. Durham, NC: Duke Univ. Press, 2011.

Gutiérrez, Laura G. Performing Mexicanidad: Vendidas y Cabareteras on the Transnational
Stage. Austin, TX: Univ. of Texas Press, 2010.

Huerta, Jorge A. Chicano Drama: Performance, Society and Myth. New York: Cambridge
University Press, 2000.

——-. Chicano Theater: Themes and Forms. Tempe, AZ: Bilingual Press, 1982.

Negrón Muntaner, Frances. Boricua Pop. New York: New York Univ. Press, 2004.

Olivas, Daniel A. Things We Do Not Talk About: Exploring Latino/a Literature through Essays and
Interviews. San Diego, California: San Diego State Univ. Press, 2014.

Padilla, Genaro M. Padilla. The Daring Flight of My Pen: Cultural Politics and Gaspar Pérez de
Villagrá’s Historia de la Nueva Mexico, 1610. Albuquerque, NM: Univ. of New Mexico
Press, 2010.

Paredes, Raymund. “Teaching Chicano Literature: An Historical Approach.” The Heath
Anthology of American Literature Newsletter. Fall 1995. Online http://faculty.georgetown.edu/bassr/tamlit/newsletter/paredes.html

Parikh, Crystal. An Ethics of Betrayal: The Politics of Otherness in Emergent U.S. Literatures and
Cultures. New York: Fordham Univ. Press, 2009.

Rodriguez, Ralph E. Brown Gumshoes: Detective Fiction and the Search for Chicana/o Identity.
Austin, TX: Univ. of Texas Press, 2005.

Saldívar, Ramón. The Borderlands of Culture: Américo Paredes and the Transnational Imaginary.
Duham, NC: Duke Univ. Press, 2006.

——-. Chicano Narrative: The Dialectics of Difference. Madison, Wisconsin: University of
Wisconsin Press, 1990.

Sánchez González, Lisa. Boricua Literature. New York: New York Univ. Press, 2001.

Soto-Crespo, Ramón E. Mainland Passage: The Cultural Anomaly of Puerto Rico. Minneapolis,
MN: Univ. of Minnesota Press, 2009.

Stavans, Ilan, ed. Border Culture. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2010.

——-. The Hispanic Condition. New York: Harper Publishing, 1995.

Villa, Raúl Homero. Barrio-Logos: Space and Place in Urban Chicano Literature and Culture.
Austin, TX: Univ. of Texas Press, 2000.

Latino/a Literary Anthologies

Literary anthologies serve a practical purpose, whether in an introductory course, or as
a helpful tool for instructors and general audiences interested in familiarizing themselves with the formal and historical range of Latino/a writings. The anthologies listed here represent  the formal range of literary texts (from performance art to prose fiction), as well as the historical range (from pre-Columbian to the present). While there is some overlap among these texts, each of these editors or group of editors offers us a constellation of readings, an opportunity to see and interpret a pattern  of writing. Pablo Neruda is quoted as having said that art is indivisible from its context, historical and political. These anthologies help us understand, not only the literary contributions of Latino/a writers, but the historical and political forces to o often and incorrectly rendered  invisible. The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature and El Coro: A Chorus of Latino and Latina Poetry are both especially good: the former because of its range and the strength of its introductory and supporting materials; the latter because it reflects the insights and concerns of an important contemporary Latino poet, Martín Espada. For
instructors and others especially interested in developing a sense of historical breadth, Nicolas Kanellos’ anthology, Herencia, which means “heritage” or “inheritance” in Spanish, is also very helpful.

Aragón, Francisco, ed. The Wind Shifts: New Latino Poetry. Tucson, AZ: Univ. of Arizona
Press, 2007.

Baeza Ventura, Gabriela. US Latino Literature Today. New York: Longman, 2004.

Christie, John and José Gonzalez, eds. Latino Boom: An Anthology of U.S. Latino Literature.
Longman, 2005.

Espada, Martín, ed. El Coro: A Chorus of Latino and Latina Poetry. Boston: Univ. of
Massachusetts Press, 1997.

Gimenez Smith, Carmen and John Chavez, eds. Angels of the Americlypse: New Latin@ Writing.
Counterpath Press, 2014.

Kanellos, Nicolas, ed. Herencia: The Anthology of Hispanic Literature of the United States. New
York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2003.

Ramirez, Elizabeth C. Chicanas/Latinas in American Theatre: A History of Performance.
Bloomington, IN: Indiana Univ. Press, 2000.

——- and Catherine Casiano, eds. La Voz Latina: Contemporary Plays and
Performance Pieces by Latinas. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 2011.

Stavans, Ilan, Edna Acosta-Belén and Harold Augenbraum, eds. The Norton Anthology of Latino
Literature. New York: Norton, 2010.

U.S. Latino/a Writers

There are hundreds of well-known Latino/a poets, novelists, and playwrights
contributing to the aesthetic and intellectual culture of the United States today. Their names
are grouped here by genre and then listed alphabetically. In poetry, they range from the
canonical (William Carlos Williams) to the well-recognized (Sandra Cisneros, Richard Blanco, Martín Espada) to the newly emerging (Eduardo C. Corral, who became in 2011 the first Latino to win Yale Younger Poets prize). In drama, they range from Pulitzer-prize winners (Nilo Cruz) to important but lesser known performance artists. Under the category of “prose,” the genres include novels, short stories, memoirs, and autobiographies.  These prose writers range from Pulitzer-prize winners (Oscar Hijuelos) and New York Times best-sellers (Julia Alvarez) to newly emerging voices. Again, it bears repeating that this bibliography, regardless of the genres employed below, is selective and not exhaustive; that the works included here offer points of entry—ways of understanding the intersections of cultures and languages, as well as an opportunity for broadening the undergraduate curricula.

Poetry

Agüeros, Jack. Sonnets from the Puerto Rican. New York: Hanging Loose Press, 1996.

Alarcón, Francisco X. From the Other Side of Night/Del otro lado de la noche: New and Selected
Poems. Tucson, AZ: Univ. of Arizona Press, 2002.

Alcalá, Rosa. The Lust of Unsentimental Waters. Bristol, England: Shearsman Books, 2012.

Algarín, Miguel. Survival/Supervivencia. Houston: Arte Publico Press, 2009.

Alurista. Et Tu … Raza. Tempe, AZ: Bilingual Press, 1995.

Aragón, Francisco. Glow of Our Sweat. Baltimore, MD: Scapegoat Press, 2010.

Archila, William. The Art of Exile. Tempe, AZ: Bilingual Review Press, 2009.

Arroyo, Rane. The Buried Sea: New and Selected Poems. Tucson, AZ: Univ. of Arizona
Press, 2008.

ASCO (artist collective). ASCO: Elite of the Obscure: A Retrospective, 1972-1987. Berlin:
Hatje Cantz , 2011.

Ayala, Naomi. Calling Home: Praise Songs and Incantations. Tempe, AZ: Bilingual Review Press,
2013.

Ben-Oni, Rosebud. Solecism.  Boise, ID: Virtual Artists Collective, 2013.

Blanco, Richard. Looking for the Gulf Motel. Pittsburgh, PA: Univ. of Pittsburgh Press, 2012.

Boyers, Peg. Honey with Tobacco. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 2007.

Campo, Rafael. Alternative Medicine. Durham, NC: Duke Univ. Press, 2013.

Candelaria, Xochiquetzal. Empire. Tucson, AZ: Univ. of Arizona Press, 2011.

Cárdenas, Brenda. Boomerang. Tempe, AZ: Bilingual Press, 2009.

Cárdenas, Reyes. Reyes Cardenas: Chicano Poet, 1970-2010. San Antonio, TX: Libre Press, 2013.

Carrillo, Albino. In the City of Smoking Mirrors. Tucson, AZ: Univ. of Arizona Press, 2004.

Castillo, Sandra M. My Father Sings to My Embarrassment. New York: White Pine Press, 2002.

Castro, Adrian. Cantos to Blood & Honey. Minneapolis, MN: Coffee House Press, 1997.

——-. Handling Destiny, Minneapolis, MN: Coffee House Press, 2009.

Cervantes, Lorna Dee. Emplumada. Pittsburgh, PA: Univ. of Pittsburgh Press, 1981.

——-. From the Cables of Genocide: Poems on Love and Hunger. Houston: Arte Publico Press,
1991.

Chirinos, Eduardo. Written In Missoula: Poems by Eduardo Chirinos. Missoula, MT: Univ. of
Montana Press, 2011.

Cisneros, Sandra. My Wicked Wicked Ways. New York: Knopf, 1992.

Cordova, Steven. Long Distance. Tempe, AZ: Bilingual Press, 2009.

Corral, Eduardo C. Slow Lightning. New Haven, CT: Yale Univ. Press, 2012.

Curbelo, Silvia. The Secret History of Water. Tallahassee, FL: Anhinga Press, 1997.

de Burgos, Julia. Song of the Simple Truth: The Complete Poems of Julia Burgos. Evanston, IL:
Curbstone Press, 1997.

de la Torre, Mónica. Public Domain. New York: Roof Books, 2008.

de Luna, Blas Manuel. Bent to the Earth. Pittsburgh, PA: Carnegie Mellon, 2005.

Delgado, Juan, and Thomas McGovern. Vital Signs. Berkeley, CA: Heyday, 2013.

Diaz, Natalie. When My Brother Was an Aztec. Port Townsend, WA: Copper Canyon Press, 2012.

Dominguez, David. Work Done Right. Tucson, AZ: Univ. of Arizona Press, 2003.

Espaillat, Rhina P. Where Horizons Go. Kirksville, MO: Truman State Univ. Press, 1998.

Esteves, Sandra Maria. Tropical Rain: A Bilingual Downpour. Amazon Digital Series, 2012.

Franco, Gina. The Keepsake Storm. Tucson, AZ: Univ. of Arizona Press, 2004.

García, Diana. When Living Was a Labor Camp. Tucson, AZ: Univ. of Arizona Press, 2000.

Giménez Smith, Carmen. Milk and Filth. Tucson, AZ: Univ. of Arizona Press, 2013.

Girmay, Aracelis. Kingdom Animalia. Rochester, NY: BOA Editions, Ltd., 2011.

Gomez, Gabriel. The Outer Bands. Notre Dame, IN: Univ. of Notre Dame Press, 2007.

Gómez-Peña, Guillermo. The New World Border: Prophecies, Poems, and Loquras for the End
of the Century. San Francisco: City Lights, 2001.

González, Rigoberto. Unpeopled Eden. New York: FourWay, 2013.

Guerrero, Laurie Ann. A Tongue in the Mouth of the Dying. Notre Dame, IN: Univ. of Notre
Dame Press, 2013.

Hernández Cruz, Victor. Maraca: New and Selected Poems, 1965-2000. Minneapolis, MN:
Coffee House Press, 2001.

Herrera, Juan Felipe. One-Hundred and Eighty-Seven Reasons Mexicanos Can’t Cross the Border.
San Francisco: City Lights, 2007.

Hofer, Jen. One. Berkeley, CA: Palm  Press, 2009.

Huerta, Javier. American Copia: An Immigrant Epic. Houston: Arte Publico Press, 2012.

Kilwein Guevara, Maurice. Autobiography of So-and-So. Kalamazoo, MI: New Issues Poetry &
Prose, 2001.

Laviera, Tato. AmeRícan. Houston: Arte Publico Press, 2003.

León, Raina J. Boogeyman Dawn. County Clare, Ireland: Salmon Poetry, 2014.

Lima, Frank. Inventory: New and Selected Poems. Stockbridge,  MA: Hard Press Editions, 1997.

Limón, Ada. Sharks in the Rivers. Minneapolis, MN: Milkweed Editions, 2010.

Luna, Sheryl. Pity the Drowned Horses. Notre Dame, IN: Univ. of Notre Dame, 2005.

Madrid, Anthony. I Am Your Slave Now Do What I Say. Ann Arbor, MI: Canarium Books, 2012.

Mali, Marie-Elizabeth. Steady, My Gaze. Huntington, CA: Tebot Bach, 2011.

Marcum, Carl. Cue Lazarus. Tucson, AZ: Univ. of Arizona Press, 2001.

Martínez, David Tomás. Hustle. Louisville, KY: Sarabande Books, 2014.

Martínez, Dionisio D. Climbing Back. New York: Norton, 2001.

Martínez, J. Michael. In the Garden of the Bridehouse. Tucson, AZ: Univ. of Arizona Press, 2014.

Martínez Pompa, Paul. My Kill Adore Him. Notre Dame, IN: Univ. of Notre Dame, 2009.

Martínez, Valerie. Each and Her. Tucson, AZ: Univ. of Arizona Press, 2010.

Matuk, Farid. My Daughter La Chola. New York: Ahsahta Press, 2013.

Melendez, Maria. Flexible Bones. Tucson, AZ: Univ. of Arizona Press, 2010.

——-. How Long She’ll Last in This World. Tucson, AZ: Univ. of Arizona Press, 2006.

Menes, Orlando Ricardo. Fetish: Poems. Lincoln, NE: Univ. of Nebraska Press, 2013.

Mercado, Nancy. It Concerns the Madness. Fairfield, NJ: Long Shot Productions, 2000.

Montoya, Andrés. The Iceworker Sings and Other Poems. Tempe, AZ: Bilingual Press, 1999.

Moraga, Cherrie. A Chicana Codex of Consciousness: Writings, 2000-2010. Durham, NC: Duke
University Press, 2011.

Morín, Tomás Q. A Larger Country. Philadelphia, PA: American Poetry Review, 2012.

Murillo, John. Up Jump the Boogie. New York: Cypher Books, 2010.

Naca, Kristin. Bird Eating Bird. New York: Harper Perennial, 2009.

Noel, Urayoán. Hi-Density Politics. Kenmore, NY: BlazeVOX Books, 2010.

Ortiz Cofer, Judith. Woman in Front of the Sun. Athens, GA: Univ. of Georgia Press, 2000.

Papoleto Meléndez, Jesús. Hey Yo! Yo Soy! Forty Years of Nuyorican Street Poetry. New York:
2Leaf Press, 2012.

Pau Llosa, Ricardo. Bread of the Imagined. Tempe, AZ: Bilingual Press, 1991.

——-. Vereda Tropical. Pittsburgh, PA: Carnegie Mellon, 1999.

Perdomo, Willie. The Essential Hits of Shorty Bon Bon. New York: Penguin Books, 2014.

Pérez, Emmy. Solstice. Sunnyvale, CA: Swan Scythe Press, 2004.

Pérez Firmat, Gustavo. Bilingual Blues: Poems, 1981-1994. Tempe, AZ: Bilingual Press, 1995.

Pietri, Pedro. Puerto Rican Obituary. New York: Monthly Review Press, 1974.

Piñero, Miguel. Outlaw: The Collected Works of Miguel Piñero. Houston: Arte Publico Press,
2010.

Quesada, Ruben. Next Extinct Mammal. Santa Cruz, CA: Greenhouse Review Press, 2011.

Resto, Luivette. Ascension: Poems. Sylmar,  CA: Tia Chucha, 2013.

Reyes, Verónica. Chopper! Chopper! Poetry from Bordered Lives. Chicago: Arktoi, 2013.

Reyes Rivera, Louis. Scattered Scripture. [n.p.]: Shamal Books, 1996.

Ríos, Alberto. The Smallest Muscle in the Human Body. Port Townsend, WA: Copper Canyon
Press, 2002.

Rodríguez, Aleida. Garden of Exile. Louisville, KY: Sarabande Books, 1999.

Rodríguez, Linda. Heart’s Migration. Sylmar, CA: Tia Chucha, 2009.

Romero, Levi. A Poetry of Remembrance: New and Rejected Works. Albuquerque, NM: Univ. of
New Mexico, 2009.

Salinas, Raúl R. Indio Trails: A Xicano Odyssey through Indian Country. San Antonio, TX: Wings
Press, 2006.

Sanchez, Jr., Trinidad. Why Am I So Brown? Chicago: MARCH/Abrazo, 1991.

Santiago Baca, Jimmy. Singing at the Gates: Selected Poems. New York: Grove, 2014.

Santos Perez, Craig. from incorporated territory [guma]. Richmond, CA: Omnidawn, 2014.

Shook, David. Our Obsidian Tongues. London: Eyewear Publishing, 2013.

Smith-Soto, Mark. Our Lives Are Rivers. Gainesville, FL: Univ. of Florida Press, 2003.

Soto, Gary. Gary Soto: New and Selected Poems. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1995.

Suárez, Virgil. Ninety Miles: Selected and New Poems. Pittsburgh, PA; Univ. of Pittsburgh Press,
2005.

Tamayo, Jennifer. Red Missed Aches Read Missed Aches Red Mistakes Read Mistakes. Chicago:
Switchback Books, 2011.

Tejada, Roberto. Full Foreground. Tucson, AZ: Univ. of Arizona Press, 2012.

Thomas, Lorenzo. Chances Are Few. Berkeley, CA: Blue Wind, 2003.

Torres, Edwin. After Hours. Chicago: Prion, 1999.

Torres, Lidia. A Weakness for Boleros. Woodstock, NY: Mayapple Press, 2005.

Toscano, Rodrigo. Collapsible Poetics Theater. Albany, NY: Fence Books, 2008.

——-. Deck of Deeds. Denver, CO: Counterpath Press, 2012.

Trelles, Emma. Tropicalia. Notre Dame, IN: Univ. of Notre Dame Press, 2011.

Vasquez, Robert. At the Rainbow. Albuquerque, NM: Univ. of New Mexico Press, 1995.

Vera, Dan. Speaking Wiri Wiri. Pasadena, CA: Red Hen Press, 2013.

Villanueva, Tino. Scene from the Movie GIANT. Evanston, IL: Curbstone Books, 1995.

Villar, Rich. Comprehending Forever. Opa Locka, FL: Aquarius Press, 2014.

Williams, William Carlos. The Collected Poems of William Carlos Williams, Volume I, 1909-1939.
New York: New Directions, 1986.

——-. The Collected Poems of William Carlos Williams, Volume II, 1939-1962. New York: New
Directions, 1988.

Xavier, Emanuel. Americano: Growing Up Gay and Latino in the USA. New York: QueerMojo,
2012.

——-. Nefarious. New York: QueerMojo, 2013.

Zemborain, Lila. Guardians of the Secret. Las Cruces, NM: Noemi Press, 2007.

Drama

Alvarez, Lynne. Collected Plays, Vol. 1. Hanover, NH: Smith and Kraus, 1998.

Cruz, Nilo. Anna in the Tropics. New York: Theatre Communications Group, 2003.

——-. Two Sisters and a Piano and Other Plays. New York: Theatre Communications Group,
2005.

Cruz González, José. Nine Plays by José Cruz González. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2008.

Lopez, Josefina. Simply María, or, The American Dream. Woodstock, IL: Dramatic Pub., 1996.

Montoya, Richard; Culture Clash and Jo Bonney.  American Night: The Ballad of Juan Jose.
L.A.: L.A. Theatre Works, 2014. (Audio CD)

Moraga, Cherríe. Heroes and Saints & Other Plays. Albuquerque, NM: West End Press, 1994.
Pietri, Pedro. The Masses Are Asses. LA: Green Integer, 2003.

Piñero, Miguel. Short Eyes. New York: Hill and Wang, 2001.

Prida, Dolores. Beautiful Señoritas & Other Plays. Houston: Arte Publico Press, 1991.

Rivera, José. Marisol and Other Plays. New York: Theatre Communications Group, 1997.

Sanchez Scott, Milcha. Roosters. New York: Dramatists Play Service, 1998.

Valdez, Luis. Early Works: Actos, Bernabe and Pensamiento Serpentino. Houston: Arte Publico
Press, 1990.

——-. Zoot Suit and Other Plays. Houston: Arte Publico Press, 1992.

Alarcón, Daniel. At Night We Walk in Circles. New York: Riverhead, 2014.

Alire Sáenz,  Benjamon. Everything Begins and Ends at the Kentucky Club. Los Angeles: Cinco
Puntos Press, 2012.

Alvarez, Julia. How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents. New York: Algonquin Books, 2010.
(Reprint)

——-. In the Time of the Butterflies. New York: Algonquin Books, 2010. (Reprint)
Anaya, Rudolfo. Bless Me, Ultima. New York: Warner Books, 1994.

——-. The Old Man’s Love Story. Norman, OK: Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 2014.

Bellatin, Mario. Beauty Salon. San Francisco: City Lights Publisher, 2009.

Blanco, Richard. The Prince of los Cocuyos: A Miami Childhood. New York: Ecco, 2014.

Castillo, Ana. The Guardians. New York: Random House, 2008. (Reprint)

——-. So Far from God. New York: Norton, 2005.

Cisneros, Sandra. The House on Mango Street. New York: Vintage, 1991.

——-. Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories. New York: Vintage, 1992.

Clement, Jennifer. Prayers for the Stolen. New York: Hogarth, 2014.

Díaz, Junot. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. New York: Riverhead, 2008.

Florian, Sandy. Boxing the Compass. Las Cruces, NM: Noemi Press, 2013.

Garcia, Cristina. Dreaming in Cuban. New York: Ballantine, 1993.

Grande, Reyna. Across a Hundred Mountains. New York: Washington Square Press, 2007.

——-. The Distance Between Us. New York: Washington Square Press, 2013.

Henriquez, Cristina. The Book of Unknown Americans. New York: Knopf, 2014.

——-. The World in Half. New York: Riverhead, 2010.

Hijuelos, Oscar. The Mambo Kings Play Songs of Love. New York: Hyperion, 2010.

——-. Our House in the Last World. New York: Persea, 1983.

Martínez. Demetria. The Block Captain’s Daughter. Norman, OK: Univ. of Oklahoma Press, 2012.

——-. Mother Tongue. New York: One World/Ballantine, 1997.

Obeja, Achy. Days of Awe. New York: Ballantine, 2001.

——-. Ruins. New York: Akashic Books, 2009.

Paredes, Americo. George Washington Gomez: A Mexicotexan Novel. Houston: Arte Publico
Press, 1990.

——-. With His Pistol in His Hand. Austin: Univ. of Texas Press, 1970.

Quiñonez, Ernesto. Bodega Dreams. New York: Vintage, 2000.

Rodríguez, Luis. Always Running:  La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. New York: Touchstone, 2005.

Santiago Baca, Jimmy. A Place to Stand. New York: Grove, 2001.

Suárez, Virgil. Havana Thursdays. Houston: Arte Publico Press, 1995.

Sylvester, Natalie. Chasing the Sun. New York: New Harvest, 2014.

Thomas, Piri. Down These Mean Streets. New York: Vintage, 1997.

Torres, Justin. We the Animals. New York: Mariner Books, 2012.

Treviño Hart, Elva. Barefoot Heart: Stories of a Migrant Child. Tempe, AZ: Bilingual Review
Press, 1999.

Urrea, Luis Alberto. The Devil’s Highway. New York: Back Bay Books, 2005.

——-. The Hummingbird’s Daughter. New York: Back Bay Books, 2006.

Villareal, Jose Antonio. Pocho. New York: Anchor, 1970.

Villasenor, Victor E. Thirteen Senses: A Memoir. New York: Harper Perennial, 2004.
——-. Rain of Gold. McHenry, IL: Delta, 1992.

Viramontes, Helena María. The Dogs Came with Them. New York: Washington Square Press,
2008.

——-. Under the Feet of Jesus. New York: Plume, 1996.

Williams, William Carlos. The Autobiography of William Carlos Williams. New York: New
Directions, 1967.

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