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The information below is contributed by Patricia Bostian Central Piedmont Community College

Born in California, Lorna Dee Cervantes is a Chicana poet with Indian ancestry. In her poetry Cervantes attempts to bridge the gap between her Mexican heritage and the Anglo world in which she lives.

Primary Works

Emplumada (poems), University of Pittsburgh Press (Pittsburgh, PA), 1981. PS3553.E79 E47

From the Cables of Genocide: Poems of Love and Hunger, Arte Publico Press (Houston, TX), 1991. PS3553 .E79 F7

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Fernández, Roberta. Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 82: Chicano Writers, First Series. Detroit: The Gale Group, 1989. 74-78.

Harris-Fonseca, Amanda N. "Lorna Dee Cervantes (1954-)." in West-Durán, Alan and others. eds. Latino and Latina Writers, I: Introductory Essays, Chicano and Chicana Authors; II: Cuban and Cuban American Authors, Dominican and Other Authors, Puerto Rican Authors. NY: Scribner's, 2004.

Ikas, Karin Rosa. Chicana Ways: Conversations with Ten Chicana Writers. Reno, NV: U of Nevada P, 2002.

McKenna, Teresa. "'An Utterance More Pure Than Word': Gender and the Corrido Tradition in Two Contemporary Chicano Poems." Feminist Measures: Soundings in Poetry and Theory. Eds. Lynn Keller and Cristianne Miller. Ann Arbor, MI: U of Michigan P, 1994 184-207.

Savin, Ava. "Bilingualism and Dialogism: Another Reading of Lorna Dee Cervantes's Poetry." An Other Tongue: Nation and Ethnicity in the Linguistic Borderlands. Ed. Alfred Arteaga Durham, NC: Duke UP, 1994. 215-23.

Vásquez, Edith M. "The Body as Parchment in the Poetry of Lorna Dee Cervantes." in Scott, Renée and Chiclana y González, Arleen. eds. Unveiling the Body in Hispanic Women's Literature: From Nineteenth-Century Spain to Twenty-First-Century United States. Lewiston, NY: Mellen, 2006.

Yarbro-Bejarano, Yvonne. "Chicana Literature from a Chicana Feminist Perspective." Chicana Creativity and Criticism: Charting New Frontiers in American Literature. Eds. Maria Herrera-Sobek and Helena Maria Viramontes. Houston: Arte Publico, 1988. 139-145.

MLA Style Citation of this Web Page

Reuben, Paul P. "Lorna Dee Cervantes." PAL: Perspectives in American Literature- A Research and Reference Guide. URL: http://www.paulreuben.website/pal/chap10/cervantes.html (provide page date or date of your login). 

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