, and essayist
, self-categorized as part of the Chicana
(Xicana) literary movement. Bitter and eminently feminist
, her books harbor no respect for masculinity
and seek constantly to reject and destroy the traditional image of the hispanic female
. She was born in 1953, in Chicago.
Her most famous work is probably The Mixquiahuala Letters, for its creative style and greater readability than her other fiction. Other works include:
- Women Are Not Roses (1984) A collection of poetry.
- My Father Was A Toltec: And Selected Poems 1973 - 1988 (1995) Poetry.
- Sapogonia: An Anti-Romance in 3/8 Meter (1990) A novel.
- So Far From God (1994) Novel.
- Peel My Love Like an Onion (1999) Novel.