Birth - Death
1942 - 2004
Co-wrote (wth Cherrie Moraga) the book 'This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Colour' and founded Kitchen Table/Women of Colour Press. Scholar of feminist and queer theory. Her research focused on the study of society's behavior toward individuals who are classified as culturally or sexually different, with a particular emphasis on the chicano and lesbian communities. Notable for her integration of poetry into her narrative. Recipient of many awards, including the National Endowment for the Arts Fiction Award and the Lambda Lesbian Small Press Book Award.