Chicana Writers

"Chicana Feminisms constitute a political stance that confronts and undermines patriarchy as it cross-cuts forms of disempowerment and silence such as racism, homophobia, class inequality, and nationalism." -Gabriela Arredondo, Chicana Feminisms

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Sandra Cisneros, Women Hollering Creek

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There is a Spanish language edition of This Bridge Called my Back as well titled Esta puente, mi espalda, it’s available here:

http://palabras.storenvy.com/products/8560809-esta-puente-mi-espalda

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Fuck Yeah Queer Latin@s in Books
They Call Me Mad Dog: A story for bitter, lonely people (Simon & Schuster, 1998) by Erika Lopez
What do you do when love goes wrong? If you’re Tomato Rodriguez, the reigning queen of motorcycle-riding, bicoastal bisexuals, you do every wrong thing there is to do. When Tomato’s lover, Hooter Mujer, falls off the fidelity wagon, our biker babe starts by dialing 1-800-REVENGE, performs a kinky little kidnapping, and ends up getting a GO TO JAIL/GO DIRECTLY TO JAIL card while trying to apologize for her bad behavior. What started out as low-rent revenge complete with whipped cream, Bic ballpoints, and a two-by-four, turns into a murder charge. Before Tomato knows what’s happening, she’s locked away in the Big House with all the rest of the bad, bad, bad girls, hoping Ilsa the Wicked Warden will think she’s too crazy to be convicted on a murder charge.

fyqueerlatinxs:

Fuck Yeah Queer Latin@s in Books

They Call Me Mad Dog: A story for bitter, lonely people (Simon & Schuster, 1998) by Erika Lopez

What do you do when love goes wrong? If you’re Tomato Rodriguez, the reigning queen of motorcycle-riding, bicoastal bisexuals, you do every wrong thing there is to do. When Tomato’s lover, Hooter Mujer, falls off the fidelity wagon, our biker babe starts by dialing 1-800-REVENGE, performs a kinky little kidnapping, and ends up getting a GO TO JAIL/GO DIRECTLY TO JAIL card while trying to apologize for her bad behavior. What started out as low-rent revenge complete with whipped cream, Bic ballpoints, and a two-by-four, turns into a murder charge. Before Tomato knows what’s happening, she’s locked away in the Big House with all the rest of the bad, bad, bad girls, hoping Ilsa the Wicked Warden will think she’s too crazy to be convicted on a murder charge.

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"the oppression of women knows no ethnic nor racial boundaries, true, but that does not mean it is identical within those boundaries.”

 - audre lorde, “an open letter to mary daly”

free PDF here.

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Forget the room of one’s own - write in the kitchen, lock yourself up
in the bathroom. Write on the bus or the welfare line, on the job or during meals, between sleeping or waking. I write while sitting on the john. No long stretches at the typewriter unless you’re wealthy or have a patron - you may not even own a typewriter. While you wash the floor or clothes listen to the words chanting in your body. When you’re depressed, angry, hurt, when compassion and love possess you.
When you cannot help but write
Gloria Anzaldua (via postmodernismruinedme)

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Asker ojvero Asks:
Hey ! I just now started following your blog , I am a writer myself and I am Chicana . Would it be fine if I submit some of my own writings for your blog?
fuckyeahchicanawriters fuckyeahchicanawriters Said:

Yes!

All submissions are welcome!

Asker Anonymous Asks:
"a tongue in the mouth of the dying" by laurie ann guerrero
fuckyeahchicanawriters fuckyeahchicanawriters Said:

Thank you Anon. 
Here’s another poetry book recommendation!

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16280725-a-tongue-in-the-mouth-of-the-dying

Tonantzin,

Mi Diosa, H’ija mia… whose kicks, jumps and hickups - make up the glow in my heart

Chiquilla linda… who has sisters in heaven and brothers on earth; I love the way you wake me up from dreams and realities… you are the vision of la luna… round and glowing in my belly…

So gabachas, a many Chicanos I know can’t pronounce your name and ask me what I will call you for short… “Tonantzin” I respond… “You can not cut her down”

Porque eres de la diosa, eres mi reyna, mi amor sin color, sin fronteras… Hija de un Chapin y una Xicana…

There are no shortcuts to you my lil queen.

Asker Anonymous Asks:
i want to buy my boss a book on chicana poetry, like a compilation of sorts. Any recommendations!?thanks in advance, i love this blog
fuckyeahchicanawriters fuckyeahchicanawriters Said:

fuckyeahchicanawriters:

There are several! These I have either read myself or have been recommend to me and are on my TO BUY list. 

  • This Bridge Called My Back: This one’s a big one, and not too hard to find these days. 
  • Lorna D. Cervantes: Emplumada (A personal fav) 
  • Telling to Live: Latina Feminist Testimonios: This one is a personal favorite as well, and includes short stories and poems, and not only includes self identified Chican@s but Dominican, Puerto Rican, as well as lesbian/queer writers. 
  • Sandra Cisneros: My Wicked Wicked Ways
  • Pat Mora: Dizzy in Your Eyes
  • Tragic Bitches: A collaborative collection of Queer Chican@ Poetry by Adelina Anthony, Dino Foxx, and Lorenzo Herrera
  • Three Times a Woman: another collection of various Chicana writers

Thank you so much!! I’m hoping to make more time to keep this updated so you can continue to use it as a resource! Hope this helps!! Anyone else, if you would love to add more please let us know! :D 

-Vivi

Some of my favorites are

Loose Woman and Woman Hollering Creek by Sandra Cisneros

Chicana Falsa by Michele Serros

I Ask the Impossible by Ana Castillo (actually everything she’s ever written!)

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Asker Anonymous Asks:
i want to buy my boss a book on chicana poetry, like a compilation of sorts. Any recommendations!?thanks in advance, i love this blog
fuckyeahchicanawriters fuckyeahchicanawriters Said:

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fuckyeahchicanawriters:

There are several! These I have either read myself or have been recommend to me and are on my TO BUY list. 

  • This Bridge Called My Back: This one’s a big one, and not too hard to find these days. 
  • Lorna D. Cervantes: Emplumada (A personal fav) 
  • Telling to Live: Latina Feminist Testimonios: This one is a personal favorite as well, and includes short stories and poems, and not only includes self identified Chican@s but Dominican, Puerto Rican, as well as lesbian/queer writers. 
  • Sandra Cisneros: My Wicked Wicked Ways
  • Pat Mora: Dizzy in Your Eyes
  • Tragic Bitches: A collaborative collection of Queer Chican@ Poetry by Adelina Anthony, Dino Foxx, and Lorenzo Herrera
  • Three Times a Woman: another collection of various Chicana writers

Thank you so much!! I’m hoping to make more time to keep this updated so you can continue to use it as a resource! Hope this helps!! Anyone else, if you would love to add more please let us know! :D 

-Vivi

Chicana Lesbians also has some really great poetry and essays with a lesbian bent (clearly by the name). It’s one of my favorite books and I think everyone should read it. 

Thank you for the recommendation!