In This Bridge Called My
Back, Gloria Anzaldúa wrote: "A woman who writes has power.
A woman who writes is feared." In the eyes of the world this makes
us dangerous beasts.' Her statement marked a moment of collective
self-recognition. Radical Chicana
Poetics considers this moment as a point of entry into
Chicana writings. Offering a transdisciplinary analysis of works by
Gloria Anzaldúa, Cherríe Moraga, Ana Castillo, Emma Pérez, Alicia
Gaspar de Alba, and Sandra Cisneros, this book explores how radical
Chicanas deal with tensions that arise from their focus on the
body, desire, and writing. Devling into the subtle differences
between the poets, Ricardo F. Vivancos Pérez sheds new light on
contemporary cultural production and feminist activism.