Books from Fall Term 2015


This semester I was enrolled in a poetry workshop, a literature class focusing on Native America/First Nations work, and a Women and Gender Studies class. I spent a small fortune on books, but the majority of them were worth it. So here’s a list of the ones I liked best, organized by genre and then listed by personal preference, if you’re looking for recommendations!


When My Brother Was an Aztec – Natalie Diaz

The Last Time I Saw Amelia Earhart – Gabrielle Calvocoressi

Up Jump the Boogie – John Murillo

Forest Primeval – Vievee Francis

Sáanii Dahataal: The Women Are Singing – Luci Tapahonso

It’s Day Being Gone – Rose McLarney



The Grass Dancer – Susan Power

Crazy Horse’s Girlfriend – Erika T. Wurth



Zami: A New Spelling of My Name – Audre Lorde

Redefining Realness – Janet Mock



Feminist Queer Crip – Alison Kafer

Queer Indigenous Studies – Ed. by Qwo-Li Driskill, Chris Finley, Brian Joseph Gilley, and Scott Lauria Morgensen

I’d also recommend Captive Genders edited by Eric A. Stanley & Nat Smith, and Terrorist Assemblages by Jasbir Puar – even though they’re the densest books of theory I’ve ever read. The work they’re doing is important and worth reading about.



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Chicana, feminist, writer slugging through grad school with a job teaching composition.

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