My Publications

This page contains information about some of my printed publications, and a recent recording of my work.

Poetry Chapbooks (short books of poetry)

Entre la claridad, 2011, Mouthfeel Press

Formerly mentioned here under the title "Fronteras," this manuscript includes poems about the culture, people, and experiences of South Texans, whose geography, language, culture, and experiences bridge two worlds.  Buy it directly from the publisher here.

You can hear me read selections from Entre la claridad and a few poems from Familia courtesy of Sight Into Sound Radio, Houston Taping for the Blind.  The title of the program is Poet’s Corner and you can find my name in the list of archives here.

Familia, winner of the 2001 Portlandia Chapbook Contest, The Portlandia Group Press

This volume includes poems that tell the stories of my family, past and present, especially the women in my family and their experiences. Some of these poems were written during the course work for my degree in creative writing.  This chapbook was a best seller for the press, but the press is no longer in operation, so the book is out of print.  Copies are available directly from me:

Note: the cover art for this book was painted by my brother, Elias Reyes.

Individual Poems

"Bat Bridge" appears in Improbable Worlds, an anthology of poems about the sacred published by Mutabilis Press.  You can buy it here; click on the “Purchase” link in the menu on the left.

“Mucho Cuidado” first appeared in the online journal Diagram, before it was published in Familia.  Read it here.
Individual Essays (published in academic anthologies)

"I am a Housewife" in Reflect, Inform, Persuade: College Writing in the 21st Century, edited by Elizabeth Rodriguez Kessler, Pearson 2009

In this essay, I argue that I am housewife, even though I work outside the home.  I explain that raising my children is the most important, difficult, and fulfilling work I will ever do.  I also suggest that the choice to work at home instead of outside the home made by numerous educated women and men reveals that our society needs to redevelop our understanding of the proper uses for our educations, as well as the meaning of a career.

This book will soon appear as a second edition, including an e-book edition.  More details when they become available.

“Chicana Lesbianism and the Multi-Genre Text” in Tortilleras: Hispanic and Latina Lesbian Expression, edited by Lourdes Torres & Inmaculada Perpetusa-Seva, Temple University Press, 2003

Here, I suggest that the multi-genre writing of Gloria Anzaldúa and Cherríe Moraga published in the 1980s reflects their multiple identities and therefore strengthens their feminist arguments as they develop a new narrative form for women’s literary expression.  Written as part of my women’s studies certificate course work.

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