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Francisco X. Alarcón
From the Other Side of Night/Del Otro Lado de la Noche: New and Selected Poems [with Francisco Aragón] (poetry) 2002

Floricanto en Aztlán (poetry) 1971

Gloria Anzaldúa
Borderlands/La Frontera: The New Mestiza (criticism and poetry) 1987

Jimmy Santiago Baca
Winter Poems Along the Rio Grande (poetry) 2004

Ana Castillo
So Far from God (novel) 1993
Massacre of the Dreamers: Essays on Xicanisma (criticism) 1994
My Father Was a Toltec and Selected Poems, 1973-1988 (poetry) 1995
Loverboys (short stories) 1996
I Ask the Impossible (poetry) 2001

Daniel Chacón
Chicano Chicanery (short stories) 2000

Denise Chávez
The Last of the Menu Girls (short stories) 1986
Face of an Angel (novel) 1994
Loving Pedro Infante (novel) 2001

Sandra Cisneros
The House on Mango Street (novel) 1983
Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories (short stories) 1991
Caramelo; or, Puro Cuento (novel) 2002

Lucha Corpi
Delia's Song (novel) 1989
Eulogy for a Brown Angel: A Mystery Novel (novel) 1992
Cactus Blood: A Mystery Novel (novel) 1995
Black Widow's Wardrobe (novel) 1999

Margarita Cota-Cárdenas
Puppet: A Chicano Novella (novella) 2000

Jason Flores-Williams
The Last Stand of Mr. America (novel) 1998

Montserrat Fontes
Dreams of the Centaur (novel) 1996

Rodolfo Gonzales
I am Joaquín/Yo soy Joaquín (epic poem) 1972

Juan Felipe Herrera
Notebooks of a Chile Verde Smuggler (novel) 2002

Graciela Limón
The Day of the Moon (novel) 1999

Jack López
Snapping Lines (short stories) 2001

Sylvia López-Medina
Cantora (novel) 1992

Demetria Martínez
Mother Tongue (novel) 1994
Breathing Between the Lines (poetry) 1997
The Devil's Workshop (novel) 2002

Pat Mora
The Rainbow Tulip (poetry) 1999

Cherríe Moraga
Loving in the War Years: lo que nunca pasó por sus labios (poetry and essays) 1983

Cherríe Moraga and Gloria Anzaldúa, eds.
This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color (poetry, prose, essays, and letters) 1981

Mike Padilla
Hard Language (short stories) 2000

Terri de la Peña
Faults (novel) 1999

Naomi Quiñónez
The Smoking Mirror (poetry) 1998

Tey Diana Rebolledo
Women Singing in the Snow: A Cultural Analysis of Chicana Literature (criticism) 1995

Richard Rodriguez
Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez (autobiography) 1982

Ramón Saldívar
Chicano Narrative: The Dialectics of Difference (criticism) 1990

Gary Soto
Poetry Lover (novel) 2001

Francisco X. Stork
The Way of the Jaguar (novel) 2000

Luis Alberto Urrea
Wandering Time: Western Notebooks (nonfiction) 1999

Alfredo Véa, Jr.
Gods Go Begging (novel) 1999

Daniel Venegas
Las aventuras de don Chipote; o, Cuando los pericos mamen [The Adventures of Don Chipote; or, When Parrots Breast Feed] (novel) 1984

Alma Luz Villanueva
Luna's California Poppies (novel) 2002

José Antonio Villarreal
Pocho (novel) 1959

Helena María Viramontes
The Moths and Other Stories (short stories) 1985
Under the Feet of Jesus (novel) 1995

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