This Side of Skin
"Her voice is smart, full of surprises, a blending of old myths with new meanings, Latina rhythms and a USA American beat, Spanish and English. These are powerful mixtures. The thread of her song takes us safely through these turbulences and comminglings until we come - to quote her- 'to that silence that follows full/of words"
Enter Guadalupe y Malinche: Tejanas in Literature and Art
The Gulf Stream: Poems of the Gulf Coast
"The poems in The Gulf Stream: Poems of the Gulf Coast relish what constantly draws me back physically and emotionally to the Gulf Coast: the great cultural and social complexities and the beautiful yet bewildering biodiversity--with all of its empirical and figurative implications and complications."
The Wind Shifts: New Latino Poetry
"The title of the ravishing collection of poems by 25 Latino and Latina writers can be read as an allusion to change and to the fact that poetry is a force, like wind, that knows know borders. Whether inspired by family, love, despair, poems by Rilke, or a painting by Jose Clemente Orozco, the poets gathered here are involved in the infinite possibilities of language."
Beyond El Barrio
"By complicating current representations of Latino/a lives and communities, this groundbreaking work provides a more global, transnational and fluid understanding of barrios both as physical spaces and as metaphors. A smart and engaging intervention on some of the most critical questions surrounding Latinos' citizenship, sexuality, activism and cultural politics."
Daughters of the Fifth Sun
Women and Migration in the U.S.-Mexico Borderlands
"This collection is important not only because it sites gender front and center but also because it adds flesh and bone to the borderlands concept by bringing a series of issues into discussion: cultural representations; identity construction and reconstruction; structural, personal, and symbolic violence; sexuality; popular culture; transnational social networks; and marriage and motherhood."