Contemporary Chicana Poetry (Paperback)

A Critical Approach to an Emerging Literature

By Marta E. Sanchez

University of California Press, 9780520058880, 392pp.

Publication Date: August 27, 1986

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In this first book-length study of the works of Chicano women writers, Marta Ester Sanchez introduces the reader to a group of Chicanas who in the 1970s began to reexamine and reevaluate their gender and cultural identity through poetic language. The term 'Chicana' refers here to women of Mexican heritage who live and write in the United States. The works of four contemporary Chicana poets---Alma Villanueva, Lorna Dee Cervantes, Lucha Corpi, and Bernice Zamora---are the focus of this volume.

About the Author

Marta E. Sanchez is the Professor of Chicano, US Latino, and Latin American Literature at Arizona State University.