queer chican@

anonymous asked:

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

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 


Didn’t get a chance to see the Queer Latin@ Monologues (cuz I live in TX), but I wanted to share yet another example of Queer Latin@s doing it for ourselves and getting our stories out there in whatever format, vehicle, and medium we can!

This production was a collaboration between DeColores Queer Orange County and Breath of Fire Latina Theater Ensemble. Props to them for doing their thing!