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Publications

BOOKS

Return to Sender (New York: Knopf Book for Young Readers, 2009), a young adult novel, ages 10 and up.

The Best Gift of All: The Legend of La Vieja Belén/El mejor regalo del mundo: la leyenda de La Vieja Belén (Miami: Alfaguara Infantil, 2008), a bilingual children's picture book.

Once Upon A Quinceañera: Coming of Age in the USA (New York: Viking Publishers, 2007), nonfiction.

Audio edition: New York: Penguin Audio, 2007.
Spanish translation edition, Había una vez una quinceañera: De niña a mujer en EE.UU.
New York: Plume, 2008

Saving the World (Chapel Hill: Algonquin Books, 2006), a novel.

Spanish translation edition, Para salvar el mundo
Miami: Alfaguara/Santillana, 2006
Dutch translation edition, Een Betere Wereld
Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Luitingh- Sijthoff, 2006.
Paperback edition
Chapel Hill, N.C.: Algonquin Books, 2007
Italian translation edition: Salvare il mondo
Milan: Giunti Editore S. p. A., 2007.
German translation edition: Die Mission der Isabel Gómez
Munich: Piper Verlag GmbH, 2008.

A Gift of Gracias: the Legend of Altagracia (New York: Knopf Book for Young Readers, 2004), a children's picture book

Spanish translation edition, Un regalo: la leyenda de la Altagracia
New York: Dell Dragonfly Book, 2005.

Finding Miracles (New York: Knopf Book for Young Readers, 2004), a young adult novel, ages 16 and up.

Spanish translation edition, En busca de milagros
New York: Laurel Leaf/Random House, 2006.

The Woman I Kept To Myself (Chapel Hills: Algonquin Books, 2004), a book of poems.

Before We Were Free (New York: Knopf Book for Young Readers, 2002), a young adult novel, ages 12 and up.

Portuguese translation edition: Antes da Liberdade
Sao Paulo: Editora Schwarcz Ltda., 2006.
Italian translation edition: Liberi Domani
Milan: Mondadori, 2004
USA Spanish translation edition, Antes de ser libres
New York: Dell Laurel-Leaf/Random House Children's Books, 2004
Dutch translation edition, Voor mijn vader
Amsterdam: De Fontein, 2004.
Paperback edition
New York: Dell Laurel Leaf/Random House, 2004.
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A Cafecito Story (White River Junction: Chelsea Green Publishers, 2001), a modern "eco-parable" and love story.

Spanish translation edition:
Mexico City: Random House Mondadori, S.A., 2004);
and Barcelona: Lumen, Random House Mondadori, S.A., 2004.
Korean translation edition: Seoul: Tree Planting People, 2004.
Bilingual edition (Spanish/English): A Cafecito Story/El cuento del cafecito
White River Junction: Chelsea Green Publishers, 2002.
Italian translation edition: Cafecito: La Canzone del Caffe
Milan: Adriano Salani Editore s.r.l., 2003

How Tía Lola Came to Visit Stay (New York: Knopf Book for Young Readers, 2001), a novel for middle readers, 8-12.

French translation edition, Paris:
Éditions du Seuil et Éditions Métailié, 2004.
Japanese translation edition, Tokyo:
Kodansha Ltd., 2004
USA Spanish translation edition, Cuando Tía Lola vino de visita a quedarse
New York: Dell Yearling/Random House Children's Books, 2004.
Spanish translation edition, Cuando Tía Lola vino de visita a quedarse
Barcelona: RBA, 2001.

The Secret Footprints (New York: Knopf Book for Young Readers, 2000), a children's picture book.

Spanish translation edition, Las Huellas Secretas
New York: Dell Dragonfly Book, 2000.

In the Name of Salomé (Chapel Hill: Algonquin Books, 2000), a novel.

Paperback edition
New York: Plume, 2001.
Portuguese translation edition, Em Nome de Salomé
Rio de Janeiro: Editora Rocco Ltda., 2003.
French translation edition, Au nom de Salomé
Paris: Éditions Métailié, 2003.
Spanish translation edition, En el nombre Salomé
Mexico City & Madrid: Alfaguara/Santillana, 2002.
Turkish translation edition, Salomé Ureña
Istanbul: CAN Yayinlari, 2002
Italian translation edition, Nel Nome Di Salomé
Milano: Marco Tropea Editore s.r.l.
Dutch translation edition, In De Naam Van Salomé
Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Luitingh- Sijthoff, 2001.
German translation edition, Im Namen der Salomé
Munchen Zurich: R. Piper GmbH & Co., 2001.
USA Spanish translation edition, En el nombre de Salomé
New York: Vintage Español, 2002.
Hebrew translation edition, Moshav Ben-Shemen: Modan Publishing House Ltd., 2006.

Seven Trees (North Andover: Kat Ran Press, 1998), a book of poems.

Something to Declare (Chapel Hill: Algonquin Books, 1998), a book of essays.

Paperback edition
New York: Plume, 1999
Dutch translation edition, Iets aan te geven
Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Luitingh- Sijthoff, 1999.

¡YO! (Chapel Hill: Algonquin Books: 1997), a novel.

French translation edition, ¡YO!
Paris: Editions Métailié, 2000.
Italian translation edition, Yolanda la bugiarda
Firenze: Giunti Gruppo Editoriale, 1999.
U.S.A. Spanish translation edition, ¡YO!
New York: Plume Penguin Putnam Incorporado, 1999.
Danish edition, ¡YO!
Copenhagen: Gyldendal Bogklubber, 1997.
Dutch translation edition, ¡YO!
Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Luitingh- Sijthoff, 1997.
German translation edition, Yolanda
Munchen Zurich: R. Piper GmbH & Co., 1997.
Norwegian translation edition, ¡YO!
Oslo: Gyldendal Norsk Forlag, 1998.
Spanish translation edition, ¡YO!
Mexico City & Madrid: Alfaguara/Santillana, 1998.
Paperback edition
New York: Plume, 1998

Homecoming: New and Collected Poems (New York: Plume, 1996), reissuing of

Homecoming (New York: Grove Press, 1984) with new work included.

The Other Side/El Otro Lado (New York: Dutton, 1995), a book of poems.

Paperback edition: New York: Plume, 1996

In the Time of the Butterflies (Chapel Hill: Algonquin Books, 1994), a novel.

Turkish translation edition, Kelebekler Zamaninda,
Istanbul: Dogan Kitap, 2004.
Spanish translation edition, En el tiempo de las Mariposas,
Madrid: Alfaguara/Grupo Santillana, 2001.
Punto de lectura edition, October 2007.
Portuguese translation edition, No Tempo Das Borboletas.
Rio de Janeiro: Editora Rocco LTDA., 2001.
U.S.A. Spanish translation edition, En el tiempo de las Mariposas.
New York: Plume Penguin Putnam Incorporado, 1999.
Italian translation edition, Il tempo delle farfalle
Florence: Giunti Gruppo Editoriale, 1997.
French translation edition, Au temps des papillons.
Paris: Editions Métailié, 1997.
Swedish translation edition, I fijärilanas tid.
Stockholm: Bokforlaget Forum AB, 1996.
German translation edition, Die Zeit der Schmetterlinge.
Munchen Zurich: R. Piper GmbH & Co., 1996.
Dominican Republic edition, En el tiempo de las mariposas.
Santo Domingo: Editora Taller, 1996.
Danish translation edition, I sommerfuglenes tid.
Copenhagen: Gyldendal Bogklubber, 1996.
Latin American Spanish translation edition, En el tiempo de las mariposas.
Buenos Aires: Editora Atlantida SA, 1995.
Norwegian translation edition, I sommerfuglenes tid.
Oslo: Gyldendal Norsk Forlag, 1995.
Dutch translation edition, In de tijd van de vlinders.
Amsterdam: Uitgeverij Luitingh- Sijthoff, 1995.
Paperback edition
New York: Plume, 1995

How the García Girls Lost Their Accents (Chapel Hill: Algonquin Books, 1991), a novel.

Audio book of Spanish translation, De cómo las muchachas García perdieron el acento.
Prince Frederick, MD.: Recorded Books/AudioLibros, 2008.
Spanish translation edition, De cómo las muchachas García perdieron su acento
Madrid: Punto de Lectura, S.L., 2007.
New York: Vintage Español, Random House, 2007
British edition:
London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2004.
Dutch translation edition, Hoe de meisjes Garcia hun accent kwijtraakten,
Amsterdam: Pandora, 1996.
German translation edition, Wie Die García Girls Ihren Akzent Verloren.
Düsseldorf: Econ Taschenbuch Verlag, 1993;
First Piper edition: Munich: Piper München Zürich, 1996.
Second edition: Munich: Piper München Zürich, 2000.
Spanish translation edition, De como las chicas Garcías perdieron su acento
Barcelona: Edicones B, 1994.
French translation edition, Comment les filles García ont perdu leur accent
Flammarion Itée, 1993.
Paperback edition:
New York: Plume, 1992

The Housekeeping Book (Burlington, 1984), a handmade book of my series of housekeeping poems, illustrated by artists Carol MacDonald and Rene Schall. This project was funded by the Vermont Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts. Mounted panels of the book were on exhibit throughout the state of Vermont, 1984-85.

Old Age Ain't For Sissies (Sandford: Crane Creek Press, 1979), selected and edited this anthology of poetry written by senior citizens in creative writing workshops I conducted, sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts, the North Carolina Arts Council, and the Arts Council of Fayetteville.

POETRY

"Looking at German Perez's Painting," Where We Dreamers Dream: German Perez: Works 1980-2001 (Germán Perez publication, 2008).

"Abbot Academy," reprinted in Literature and Ourselves: A Thematic Introduction for Readers and Writers, Sixth Edition (New York, Pearson Education/Longman, 2009).

"January 20, 2009," Associated Press invited ten American poets to write a poem for the inauguration of President Barack Obama, to be distributed to newspapers nationally. Also posted at hosted.ap.org/specials/interactives/campaign_plus/obama_poets.

"Why I Write," and also its Spanish translation, "Por qué escribo," reprinted in Aproximaciones a la Literatura Dominicana 1981-2008 (Santo Domingo: Colección del Banco Central de la República Dominicana-Departamento Cultural, 2008).

"El Fotógrafo," Poetry East, special issue, entitled, "Snapshots: Poets on Photos from the Past," spring 2008, number 61.

"Let's make a modern primer," from "33," reprinted in The Making of a Sonnet: A Norton Anthology (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2008).

"First Muse," reprinted in The Compact Bedford Introduction to Literature: Reading, Thinking, Writing, Eighth edition (Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's Press, 2009).

"Last Trees," from The Woman I Kept To Myself, reprinted in Penguin's Poems for Life (New York: Penguin Classics, 2007).

Wrote short introductory essays to five poems as part of "Chapter 15: A Study of Julia Alvarez: Five Poems" ("Queens, 1963"; "Dusting"; "Ironing Their Clothes"; "Sometimes the Words Are so Close," from sonnet sequence, "33," "First Muse") in Poetry: An Introduction, 5th edition (Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2007); also in The Bedford Introduction to Literature: Reading, Thinking, Writing, 8th edition (Boston: Bedfor/St. Martin's, 2008), also in "Chapter 32: A Study of Julia Alvarez: Five Poems" in The Compact Bedford Introduction to Literature: Reading, Thinking, Writing, Eighth edition (Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's Press, 2009).

"Where are the girls who were so beautiful," sonnet from "33" sequence, reprinted in The Norton Anthology of Literature by Women: Traditions in English, Volume 2, Third Edition (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2007).

"Small Portions," reprinted in Elements of Literature: Fourth Course( New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2007).

"Love Portions," reprinted in Love Poetry Out Loud (Chapel Hill: Algonquin Books, 2007).

"Washing the Windows," reprinted in Latino Literature: Voices in a Tradition (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2007).

"Refugee Women," a poem in Witness, special edition on "Exile in America," Volume XX, 2006.

"Last Trees," from Seven Trees, reprinted in The Oxford Book of Caribbean Verse (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005).

"Old Heroines," reprinted in Western Wind: An Introduction to Poetry, fifth edition (Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2006).

"On Not Shoplifting Louise Bogan's The Blue Estuaries," reprinted in The Wadsworth Anthology of Poetry (Boston: Thomson Wadsworth, 2006); reprinted in The Norton Anthology of Literature by Women: Traditions in English, Volume 2, Third Edition (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2007).

"February," in The Twelve Seasons of Vermont (Montpelier: Vermont Life Books, 2004).

"Storm Windows," reprinted in Joining the Conversation: An Anthology for Developing Readers (Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2004).

"Ars Politica," in Dream Me Home Safely: Writers on Growing up in America (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2003).

"The Day Your Life Changes," "All's Clear" and "Now, When I Look at Women" in mamm, July/August 2003.

"By Accident," A Poem of Her Own: Voices of American Women Yesterday and Today (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2003)

"Poetry Makes Nothing Happen?" Cry Out: Poets Protest the War (New York: George Braziller, 2003).

"The White House Has Disinvited the Poets," Poets Against the War (New York: Thunder's Mouth Press/Nation Books, 2003); reprinted in Cry Out: Poets Protest the War (New York: George Braziller, 2003).

"Why I am in Love with Librarians," in Library Journal, January 15, 2003.

"Why Don't We Ever See Jesus Laughing" and "Manholes," Green Mountains Review: Comedy in Contemporary American Poetry, Vol XV, Nos. 1 & 2, fall 2002.

"Bellevue" and "Therapy," Bellevue Literary Review, Volume 2, Number 2, Fall 2002.

"911," Burlington Free Press, "Living Section," September 8, 2002.

"The Day After September 11th," To Mend the World: Women Reflect on 9/11 (Buffalo: White Pine Press, 2002).

"Proof," reprinted in Poetry in Three Dimensions: Reading, Writing, and Critical Thinking through Poetry, Book Two (Cambridge: Educators Publishing Service, 2001).

"Addison's Vision," in Contemporary Poetry of New England (Hanover: University Press of New England, 2002).

"Sometimes the words are so close," from "33," reprinted in Truth and Lies: An Anthology of Poems (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2001); sonents from "33" also reprinted in The Penguin Book of the Sonnet: 500 Years of a Classic Tradition in English (New York: Penguin Books, 2002).

"All-American Girl," poem published in Beauty's Nothing by Nadav Kander (New York: Arena Editions, 2001).

"Bilingual Sestina," "Samán, Ciudad, Trujillo, 1957," "Last Trees," in Callaloo, Volume 23, No. 3, summer 2000; reprinted in The Extraordinary Tide: New Poetry by American Women (New York: Columbia University Press, 2001); in Truth and Lies: An Anthology of Poems (New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2001); in The Extraordinary Tide: New Poetry by American Women (New York: Columbia University Press, 2002); in On Writing: A Process Reader (Boston: McGraw Hill, 2004); in Poetry: A Pocket Anthology (Toronto: Pearson Education Canada: Longman, 2004); in Literature: A Pocket Anthology (Toronto: Pearson Education Canada: Longman, 2004).

"The Word Made Flesh," Boomer Girls: Poems by Women from the Baby Boom Generation (Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1999).

"Papi Working," American Literature (Circle Pines: American Guidance Service, Inc., 1999).

"To My Graduates," Academic Questions (A publication of the National Association of Scholars), summer 1998, Vol. 11, No. 3

"Homecoming," "The Dashboard Virgencita," "Dusting," "Audition," ¡Floricanto Sí! A Collection of Latina Poetry (New York: Penguin Books, 1998).

"Absolut Alvarez," in March 1998 issues of Advocate, Atlantic Monthly, Buzz Weekly, Entertainment Weekly (3/2), Genre (3/1), Harper's, New York Magazine (3/2 & 3/16), New York Times Magazine (3/29), Out, Vanity Fair, Vogue; and April 1998 issue of Ocean Drive.

"The Women from My Mother's Side," reprinted in An Introduction to Poetry, 9th edition (New York: Addison Wesley Longman, Inc., 1997).

"Rolling Dough" and "The Master Bed," An Intricate Weave: Women Write About Girls and Girlhood (Laguna Beach: Iris Editions, 1997).

"Folding My Clothes," Ploughshares, spring, 1996.

"Two Years Too Late," Ploughshares, spring, 1996; reprinted in Opening Doors: English as a Second Language Workbook Project (a publication of North Carolina Humanities Council, Charlotte, 2002).

"The Way It Sounds," "The Dashboard Virgencita," "The Lost & Found Señoritas," The Massachusetts Review, winter 1995-96; reprinted in El Coro: A Chorus of Latino and Latina Poetry (Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1997); "The Dashboard Virgencita," reprinted in Are you experienced? baby boom poets at midlife (Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2003).

"Dusting," reprinted in Uncommon Knowledge: Exploring Ideas Through Reading and Writing (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1995); and in Writer's Solution (Needham: Prentice Hall, 1995); Literature & Thought: Decisions, Decisions (Logan: Perfection Learning Corporation, 2000); Exploring Poetry: Writing and Thinking about Poetry (New York: Addison Wesley Longman, Inc., 2002).

"Redwing Sonnets" and "Wallpaper," The American Poetry Review, November/December 1995; reprinted in The Body Electric: America's Best Poetry from The American Poetry Review (New York: W. W. Norton, 2000).

"Audition," The New Yorker, June 12, 1995; reprinted in Readings in World Literature (Austin: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2001).

A selection of poems in Paper Dance: 55 Latino Poets (New York: Persea Books, 1995).

"What Goes Wrong," Mirabella, May, 1995.

"The women on my mother's side were known," a sonnet from the sequence "33," reprinted in An Introduction to Poetry, 8th edition (New York: HarperCollins College Publishers, 1994); in An Introduction to Poetry, 11th edition (New York: Pearson/Longman, 2005).

"Queens, 1963," Patchwork of Dreams: Voices from the Heart of the New America, The Spirit That Moves Us, Volume 12; reprinted in American Identities: Contemporary Multicultural Voices (Hanover: University Press of New England, 1994); and in Boomer Girls: Poems by Women from the Baby Boom Generation (Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1999); reprinted as "Queens, 1993," in The Bedford Introduction to Literature, fifth edition (Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 1999); in The Compact Bedford Introduction to Literature (Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2000); in Thinking and Writing about Literature: a Text and Anthology (Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2001); in Poetry: An Introduction (Boston: St. Martin's Press, 2001); in The Bedford Introduction to Literature, sixth edition (Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2002).

"Woman's Work," New York Times (Op/Ed section), September 5, 1994; reprinted in Rebel Angels: 25 Poets of the New Formalism (Brownsville: Story Line Press, 1996); in Literature for Composition (New York: Addison Wesley Longman, Inc., 2000); in Literature for Compostion, Essays, Fiction, Poetry, and Drama, 6th edition (New York: Longman, 2003).

"Bilingual Sestina," "Naming the Fabrics," "Sweeping," one sonnet from "33," A Formal Feeling Comes: Poems in Form by Contemporary Women (Brownsville: Story Line Press, 1994).

"Us," Latinos In the U.S. Review, Middlebury College publication, spring 1994.

"Anatomy," Chelsea 55.

"On a Hill above Your House," "Cows," Poems for a Small Planet: Contemporary American Nature Poetry (Hanover: Middlebury College Press, 1993).

"Dusting," WPFW 89.3 Poetry Anthology (Washington, DC: Crocodile Press, 1992); reprinted in Uncommon Knowledge: Exploring Ideas Through Reading and Writing (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1995); in Choices in Literature: Charting Your Own Course (Needham: Prentice Hall, 1997).

"Mami and Gauguin," The Kenyon Review, summer l990.

"Bilingual Sestina," The George Washington Review, Tenth Anniversary Issue: A Showcase of Visiting Writers, 1990; reprinted in Hispanic Culture Review, Volume 1, Number 2, 1991.

"Exile," The George Washington Review, Tenth Anniversary Issue: A Showcase of Visiting Writers, 1990; reprinted in The Language of Literature (Evanston: McDougal Littell, 2000); in Literature & Language Arts, Third Course (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2003)..

"Beginning Love," "Bookmaking," The Green Mountain Review, Vol. 3, No. 2, fall/winter, l989-90. "Bookmaking" reprinted in The Best American Poetry 1991 (New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1991).

"Estele," The Caribbean Writer, Vol. 3, June l989; reprinted in Deafness: Life & Culture, Volume 45, 1995, reprinted in The Extraordinary Tide: New Poetry by American Women (New York: Columbia University Press, 2001).

"Boca de Chavon," Modern Haiku, Vol. 20, No. 2, summer l989; reprinted in The Caribbean Writer, Volume 4, 1990.

"The Weekend," Men & Women: Together and Alone (Iowa City: The Spirit That Moves Us Press, l988).

Sonnets from "33," The Sonnet (New York: Pocket Books, l987); reprinted in Cries of the Spirit (Boston: Beacon Press, 1991); reprinted in Rebel Angels: 25 Poets of the New Formalism (Brownsville: Story Line Press, 1996).

Housekeeping poems in The Renewal of Vision; Voices of Latin American Women Poets, l940-l980 (Cambridge, UK: Spectacular Diseases Press, l988).

A selection of poems in Poems of Exile and Other Concerns: Poetry by Dominicans in the United States (New York: Ediciones Alcance, l988).

A selection of poems and stories in Sin Otra Profeta Que Su Canto: Antologia De Poesia Escrita Por Dominicanas (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: Taller Ediciones, 1987).

"Against Cinderella," Florilegia: A Journal of Art and Literature by Women, 1976-1986; reprinted in A Fierce Brightness, Twenty-Five Years of Women's Poetry (Corvallis: Calyx Books, 2002).

"How I Learned to Sweep," Helicon Nine, summer 1985, Vols.12 & 13; reprinted in Rebel Angels: 25 Poets of the New Formalism (Brownsville: Story Line Press, 1996); in Making Literature Matter: An Anthology for Readers and Writers (Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2003); in Approaching Literature in the 21st Century: Fiction, Poetry, Drama (Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2005).

"Orchids," 13th Moon: Narrative Forms Issue, Vol. 8, Nos. 1 & 2, fall 1984.

"Posture Lesson," "What Could It Be," The Poetry Miscellany, No. 13; "Posture Lesson" reprinted in Western Wind: an Introduction to Poetry, 3rd edition (New York: McGraw-Hill, Inc., 1992).

"Parting," Womanspirit, Vol. 10, No. 40, summer 1984.

"Homecoming," The Caribbean Review, Vol. 12, No. I; reprinted in American Identities: Contemporary Multicultural Voices (Hanover: University Press of New England, 1994); in FGL: Boletín de la Fundación Federico García Lorca, a special issue on Hispanic-American literature, edited by William Luis, Vanderbilt University, December 1995.

"Bedmaking," "Ironing Their Clothes," "Naming the Fabrics," 13th Moon: Working Class Experience, Vol. 2, Nos. 1 & 2, summer 1983. "Hairwashing," Day Tonight/Night Tomorrow, No. 17.

"Against Cinderella," "Making Our Beds," Calyx, Vol. 7, No. 1, summer 1982.

"Us," The Burlington Review, Vol. 1, No. 1, April 1982.

"Heroics," "New Clothes," Poetry, May 1982.

"Hairwashing," "I Do," "Teaching Poetry in the Schools," Total Recall, an anthology of poetry by the Kentucky Arts Commission, 1980.

"O that like a flower," Plainsong, fall 1979.

"Jog," The Runner, Vol. 1, No. 6, March 1979.

"Framboyan," The Barataria Review, No. 4, June 1977.

"Mother," Phantasm, Vol. 2, No. 2.

"Blossom," "Turtle," Syracuse Guide, No. 21, May 1977.

"Again," "Cleaning House," "Decorations Over Beds," "For the Last Lover," "In Another Language," "Tree," The Tower, June 1977.

"The Album: Mother and Father," The Cincinnati Poetry Review, No. 4, spring 1977.

"Family of Children," The Wandering Foot, No. 2, spring 1977.

"Alphabet," "And Sometimes You Turned To The Animals," "Cut," "Dream," "I suppose you can survive," "Snow," "Winter Losses," Jar, winter 1977.

"Frankfort, Kentucky," "Wash," Wind, August/September 1976.

"Driving the Countryside," "Hawks," Green River Review, spring/summer 1976.

"My Poems Have Too Many Men," The Kentucky Poetry Review, spring/summer 1976.

"Catechism for Poets," "Latin Lover," "Making Bread Five Years After The Divorce," "No Sap Comes Up The Tree," Jar, spring 1976.

"Best Friends," "Discovery," "End Poem," "For Dinorah," "In The Dark," "Sets," "Substitutes," Jar, fall 1975.

"Iphigenia," "Maybe A Love Poem," "Stories for the Dead," "The Sublimator," The Barataria Review, No. 2, March 1975.

"The Poet's Aptitude Examination," "Testament," Syracuse Poems 1974.

"The Album: Mother," Rising (Syracuse: Women's Writing Collective, 1974).

"The Garden," "Gingila on the Toilet," "Gingila's Return," Pulse: The Lamar Review, spring 1973.

"Observation," "Sonnet," The Vermont Academy of the Arts and Sciences Symposium Selections, 1971.

"My People," Soulscript: An Anthology (New York: Doubleday & Company, 1970).

FICTION

Excerpt from Finding Miracles, reprinted in Longman Keystone E (New York: Pearson Education/Longman, 2009).

"La salida de Poughkeepsie," Spanish translation of "Leaving Poughkepsie," from In the Name of Salomé, in Viajeros del rocío: 25 narradores domincanos de la diáspora, edited by Rubén Sánchez Féliz (Santo Domingo: Secretaría de Estado de Cultura/Editora Nacional, 2008).

"The Dictator's Ex-Wife Writes Him A Letter," in The Washington Post Magazine, Valentine's Fiction Issue, February 10, 2008.

From A Cafecito Story, in The Power of Experience: Great Writers Over 50 on the Quest for A Lifetime of Meaning (New York: Sterling Publishing Co., Inc./AARP, 2007).

From ¡YO! chapter entitled, "The Mother," reprinted in The Norton Anthology of American Literature, Shorter Seventh Edition (New York: W.W. Norton & Company, 2008).

Before We Were Free, excerpts reprinted with an interview in Daybook: Of Critical Reading and Writing (Wilmington, MA.: Great Source Education Group, a division of Houghton Mifflin Company, 2007).

"Two Happy Months in Vermont" from How Tía Lola Came to Visit Stay, reprinted in Reading Grade 4, Print Edition (Glenview: Scott Foresmann/Pearson Ed, 2005)

"Freedom Cry" from Before We Were Free, excerpted in This Is MY Best: Acclaimed QPB Authors Share Their Favorite Work (New York: Bookspan/Quality Paperback Book Club, 2004).

Excerpt from "The Mother," reprinted from ¡YO! in Puerta del Sol: Espagnol seconde (Paris: Delagrave, 2004)

"The Secret Footprints," reprinted in Avenues (Carmel, California: Hampston-Brown, 2004).

"The Father," translated as "El padre," from ¡YO! reprinted in Somos Vecinos: Intemediate Spanish through U.S. Latino Culture (Upper Saddle River: Pearson Education/Prentice Hall, 2004).

"Blood of the Conquistadores," A Whistler In The Nightworld: Short Fiction from the Latin Americas (New York: Plume Penguin, 2002); reprinted in Visions and Values: Readings in the Human Experience, Third Edition (Boston: Houghton Miffin Company, 2002).

A Cafecito Story, excerpt in Abroad View, volume 5, issue 1, fall 2002.

"Anita's Diary," excerpt from Before We Were Free, Conjunctions: 38: Rejoicing /Revoicing (publication of Bard College) spring 2002.

In the Name of Salomé, excerpts, Callaloo, Volume 23, No. 3, summer 2000.

"Our Father," in Conjunctions: 34: American Fiction: States of the Art, spring 2000.

"Neighbors," Doubletake, spring 2000.

"Switching to Santicló," Las Christmas: Favorite Latino Authors Share Their Holiday Memories (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998).

"Víctor," Off the Beaten Path: Stories of Place (New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux 1998); reprinted Reading from the Inside Out (New York: Longman, 2003).

"Amor Divino," Ms. Volume VIII, Number 4.

"The Rudy Elmenhurst Story," The Norton Anthology of Contemporary Fiction, 2nd edition, (New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 1997).

"angel on horseback," Might #14, Jan/Feb 1997.

"The Four Girls," MOTHER: Famous Writers Celebrate Motherhood with a Treasury of Short Stories, Essays, and Poems (New York: Pocket Books, 1996).

"Liberty," Writers Harvest 2: A Collection of New Fiction (New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1996); reprinted in Elements of Literature: Fourth Course (Austin: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2000); in Literature & Language Arts, Third Course (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2003); in Elements of Literature: Fourth Course (Austin: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2003).

"Consuelo's Letter," The Archipelago: New Writing From and About the Caribbean, Conjunctions: 27; reprinted in Spanish translation, as "La extraña," in Revista CASA de las Américas, 210, Enero-Marzo, 1998; in Snapshots: Twentieth Century Mother-Daughter Fiction, edited by Joyce Carol Oates (Jaffrey: David R. Godine, Publisher, 2000).

"One Peoples," USA Weekend, July 21-23, 1995.

"Coco Stop," Prairie Schooner, Volume 68, Number 4, winter 1994.

"Disappeared Does Not Take a Helping Verb in English," Syracuse Magazine, Volume 10, Number 4, summer 1994.

"Yolanda," The Writer's Workbook, Fifth Edition (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1994).

"Trespass," Growing Up Female (New York: Penguin Books, 1993).

"El verano del futuro" and "Las cuatro niñas," translations of "The Summer of the Future" and "The Four Girls" in Antologia de Cuentos: Escritos Por Mujeres Dominicanas (Santo Domingo: Editora Taller, 1992).

"Customs," Iguana Dreams (New York: HarperPerennial, 1992).

"Floor Show," Story, spring 1991; reprinted in Mondo Barbie (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1993).

"Antojos," The Caribbean Writer, Vol. 4, June l990; reprinted in Editor's Choice III: Fiction & Poetry & Art from the U.S. Small Press, 1984-1990 (New York: Spirit that Moves Us Press, 1991); in New Writing from the Caribbean (London, Macmillan Ltd., 1994); in Literature: Timeless Voices, Timeless Themes (Upper Saddle River: Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1999).

"Hot Water," The Caribbean Writer, Vol. 3, June l989; reprinted in Gargoyle 37/38.

"Yellow," The One You Call Sister: New Women's Fiction (Pittsburgh: Cleis Press, l989)

"The Summer of The Future," Third Woman: The Sexuality of Latinas (Berkeley: Third Woman Press, l989); reprinted in Stories from Washington Heights and Other Corners of the World: Short Stories Written By Dominicans in the United States (Bronx: The Latino Press, 1994).

"Wings," The Green Mountain Review, winter 1989.

"Daughter of Invention," Unholy Alliances: New Fiction By Women (Pittsburgh: Cleis Press, l988); reprinted in The Writer's Craft, 2nd edition (Chicago: Scott, Foresman, Co., l988); in Growing Up Latino (New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1993); in The Language of Literature (Evanston: McDougal Littell, 2000); in Elements of Literature: Fifth Course (Austin: Holt, Rinehart andWinston, 2000); in Literature and the Language Arts: The American Tradition (St. Paul: EMC/Paradigm Publishing, 2001); in A Multicultural Reader: Many Voices Literature Series, Collection Two (Logan, IA: Two Perfection Learning Corporation, 2002); in Latino/a Literature in the English Classroom (San Juan: Editora Plaza Mayor, 2003); in Approaching Literature in the 21st Century: Fiction, Poetry, Drama (Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2005).

"Pink Clay," Heresies: 23: Coming of Age, l988.

"The Kiss," The Greensboro Review, summer l987, No. 42; reprinted in About These Stories (New York: McGraw Hill, Inc., 1994); in Daughters of the Fifth Sun (New York: Riverhead Books, 1995).; in Signatures: An Anthology for Writers (Mountain View: Mayfield Publishing Company, 1998); excerpt reprinted in GED: Language Arts, Reading (Austin: Steck Vaughn: A Harcourt Company, 2002).

"Familiars," Conditions #14: International Focus II, l987.

"Tent," High Plains Literary Review, Vol. 2, No. 1, spring 1987.

"Still Lives," The Caribbean Writer, Vol. 1, No. I, spring 1987.

"Four Girls," Third Woman, Vol. 2, Nos. 1 & 2, 1986; reprinted in Centro de Estudios Puertorriqueños Bulletin, winter 1989-1990; in Mother: Famous Writers Celebrate Motherhood With a Treasury of Short Stories, Essays, and Poems, ed. by Claudia O’Keefe (New York: Pocket Books, 1996).

"An American Surprise," the new renaissance, #19, fall 1984; reprinted in An American Christmas (Atlanta: Peachtree Publishers, Ltd., 1986).

"Small Change," Helicon Nine, Nos. 14 & 15, summer 1986; reprinted in The Helicon Nine Reader: A Celebration of Women in the Arts (Kansas City: Helicon Nine Editions, 1990).

"Dream String For The Labyrinth," Earth's Daughters, summer 1985.

"Second Chances," Helicon Nine, summer 1985, Vols. 12 & 13.

"American Valentine," The George Washington Review, Vol. 5, No. 3.

"Chekhov's Gun," MSS, fall/winter 1984.

"Snow," Warnings: An Anthology on the Nuclear Peril (Eugene: Northwest Review Books, 1984); reprinted in Writing With Confidence: A Modern College Rhetoric (Lexington: D.C. Heath and Co., 1989); in The Writer's Craft (Glenview: Scott, Foresman, Co., 1986); in The Village Advocate (1/3/88); in St. Petersburg Times (1/16/88); in Listening to Ourselves (New York: Doubleday, 1994); in Literature: Reading Fiction, Poetry, Drama,and the Essay, 3rd edition (New York: McGraw Hill, Inc., 1995); in The McGraw-Hill Book of Fiction (New York: McGraw Hill, 1995); in Latina: Women’s Voices from the Borderlands (New York: Simon & Schuster, 1995); in The Voices of Latino Culture: Readings From Spain, Latin America, and the United States (Dubuque: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company, 1996); in Elements of Literature: Third Course (New York: Holt Rinehart and Winston, 1997); in Grassroots: The Writer’s Workbook (Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1998); in Mini-Fiction (Tokyo: Ikubundo, 1998); in Daybook of Critical Reading and Writing (Wilmington: Great Source Education Group: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1999); in Subjects/Strategies: A Writer’s Reader (Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 1999); in Literature: The Reader’s Choice (New York: Glencoe/McGraw Hill, 2000); in Elements of Literature: Third Course (Austin: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2000), in Language Awareness: Readings for College Writers (New York: Bedford, St. Martin’s, 2000); in Grassroots with Readings: The Writer’s Workbook, Seventh Edition (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2002); in Discovering Literature: Stories, Poems, Plays (Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall, 2003); in Literature & Language Arts, Third Course (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2003); in Rhetorical Choices: A Reader for Writers (New York: Pearson Education/Longman, 2004).

"New World," Sobreviviendo: Bearing Witness: An Anthology of Native and Latina Writing and Art: Calyx, Vol. 8, No. 2, spring 1984; reprinted in A Line of Cutting Women (Corvallis: Calyx Books, 1998).

"The Heart Hotel," Sing, Heavenly Muse, fall 1983.

"Joe," Syracuse Scholar, Vol. 3, No. 2, fall 1982; reprinted in Stories in the Stepmother Tongue, edited by Josip Novakovich & Robert Shapard (Buffalo: White Pine Press, 2000).

"Father, The Rainfall," The Barataria Review, No. 4, June 1977.

NONFICTION

"A Way to Escape," Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Children's Book (New York: Roaring Book Press, 2009).

"Our Papers," (reprinted from Something to Declare) in Becoming Americans: Four Centuries of Immigrant Writing (New York: Library of American/ Penguin Group, 2009).

"The Hardest Heroism/El heroísmo más difícil," introduction to Vivas en su jardín: Memorias de Dedé Mirabal (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: Aguilar, Grupo Santillana, 2009).

"Grandfather's Blessing" in Pathways: Literature for Readers and Writers (Logan, IA: Perfection Learning Corporation, 2008 & 2009).

"Weybridge, Vermont: No Frills Here," Smithsonian magazine, November 2008.

"Winning the Hair Wars," MORE, October 2008.

"Instead of a Prom," Burlington Free Press, May 24, 2008.

"Caring Across Borders: Aging Parents in Another Country," in An Uncertain Inheritance: Writers on Caring for Family (New York: Willam Morrow/HarperCollins, 2008).

"What I Wore," ELLE Magazine, October, 2007.

"With Wary, Commensurate Longing," a tribute to John Engels in Onion River Review, Fall 2007.

Introduction to Something to Declare reprinted in Literature: Grade Six (New Upper Saddle River, NJ: Penguin Edition, Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2007).

"Mami: An Ambassador on Aging," the epilogue for Speeches for the Ages: An Ambassador Speaks Out on Worldwide Aging (Philadelphia: Xlibris, 2007).

"Doing the Write Thing" Sojourners Magazine, Vol. 35, No. 10, November, 2006.

Forward to From the Mountains to The Rivers: Dominican Children's Stories and Songs from Los Dajaos (a publication of Pierce College, Lakewood, Washington, 2006).

"Why Do Older Latina Women Worry?" an essay translated as "Mujer, ¿qué te preocupa?" in AARP Segunda Juventud, Abril/Mayo 2006.

"Housekeeping Cages," in Lofty Dogmas: Poets on Poetics (Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2005).

"A Window into the Washing-Windows Poems" in Poetry East, Origins Issue, Fall 2005, Number fifty-five.

"Third Time Around: Snapshots from at Long Lasts a Long-Term Marriage" in Why I'm Still Married: Women Write Their Hearts Out on Love, Loss, Sex, and Who Does the Dishes (New York: Hudson Street Press/Penguin Group, 2006). Reprinted as "Third Time's the Charm" in O: the Oprah Magazine, Jan/February 2006.

Foreword to Caribbean Connnections: The Dominican Republic (Washington, D.C.: Teaching for Change, 2005).

"Writing in a Post Sept. 11 World," in "The Writing Life," The Washington Post, September 11, 2005.

"Dreaming of the Caribbean," MORE, July/August 2005.

"This Is My Best," introductory essay in This Is MY Best: Acclaimed QPB Authors Share Their Favorite Work (New York: Bookspan/Quality Paperback Book Club, 2004).

Contributions to The Future Dictionary of America (America, bushwhack, condoleesy and spicometer (McSweeney's Books, 2004).

"¿Qué Dice La Juventud?" ("What Are the Young People Saying?") an introductory essay to Border-Line Personalities: A New Generation of Latinas Dish on Sex, Sass, and Cultural Shifting (New York: Rayo/HarperCollins Publishers, 2004).

"I Came to Help: Resistance Writ Small," Women Writing Resistance (Cambridge: South End Press, 2004).

"Pure American," published in translation as "Pura americana," in Selecciones: Reader's Digest, October, 2003.

"A White Woman of Color," reprinted in Purpose and Process: A Reader for Writers, 5th edition (Upper Saddle River: Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2004).

"My First Free Summer," in Better Homes & Gardens, August 2003.

"Ay, Papi!!!" in Latina, June 2003 issue.

"I, Too, Sing América," Writers on America: 15 Reflections, a publication by USA State Department for distribution abroad; reprinted in "El Otro Lado (The Other Side): Poetry and Prose from Latina & Chicana Writers" issue of Edinburgh Review 117, 2006.

"Places of a Lifetime" National Geographic Traveler, October 2002, Vol. 19, No. 7.

"Ground Zero," in To Mend the World: Women Reflect on 9/11 (Buffalo: White Pine Press, 2002).

Foreword, Secrets of Salsa (White River Junction: Chelsea Green Publishers, 2002).

"Night of the Cabañas," The Washington Post Magazine: Summer Reading Issue, July 14, 2002; reprinted in Spanish translation with the title, "Vida en la escritura," in Aproximaciones a la Literatura Dominicana 1981-2008 (Santo Domingo: Colección del Banco Central de la República Dominicana-Departamento Cultural, 2008).

"On Being Fifty (Plus)," in More, Aril 2002.

"Entre Lucas and Juan Mejía," A Literary Reader: Latino Writers in the U.S. (Evanston: McDougal Littell, 2001).

"Shifting Selves," in Latina, October, 2001.

"When You Come to Visit Me: Dominican Republic," The Sophisticated Traveler, New York Times Magazine, Part 2/November 19, 2000.

"How I Learned to Cook," "Making Mistakes in the Kitchen," "RX: Recipes," "Seasonings," "Apples," "Arroz Con Leche," in The New Family Cookbook (White River Junction: Chelsea Green Publishing Company, 2000).

"A Note on the Loosely Autobiographical," New England Review, Volume 21, Number 4, Fall 2000.

"Revelations: Aha Moment," O: The Ophrah Magazine, November 2000; reprinted in Reader's Digest, June 2001.

"Writing Matters," Dreams and Journeys: A Rhetoric Reader for Writers, 4th edition (New York: Addison Wesley Longman, Inc., 2001); reprinted in The Writer's Handbook: 2001 Edition (Boston: The Writer, Inc. 2001); in The Writer's Handbook: 2002 Edition (Boston: The Writer, Inc. 2002).

"Noah's Ark Choices," Library Journal, Volume 125, No. 14, September 1, 2000.

"Family Ritual," O: The Ophrah Magazine, September, 2000.

"Poetic Justice," Attaché (US Air's in-flight magazine), October, 2000.

"Letter from Weybridge, Vermont, and the Dominican Republic," The Regional Review ( a publication of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston), Q 3, Volume 10.

"La Gringuita," reprinted in Women's Voice: A Literary Reader (Evanston: McDougal Littell, 2001).

Preface to The Writer on Her Work: Seventeen Essays by Twentieth Century American Writers, edited by Janet Sternburg (New York: W.W. Norton, 2000).

"Goodbye, Ms. Chips," reprinted in Wise Women: Reflections of Teachers at Midlife (New York: Routledge, 2000).

"Grounds for Fiction," reprinted in Writing with Contemporary Readings (St. Paul: EMC Paradigm, Inc., 2000); in The Riverside Reader, 7th edition & 8th (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2001 & 2005).

"Cafecito Cup Readings," Latina, January, 2000.

"At My House: Noche Buena, New England," Cooking Light, December 1999.

"Planting Sticks and Grinding Yucca: On Being a Translated Writer," Zoetrope: All-Story. winter 1999, Vol. 3, No. 4.

"Picky Eater," We Are What We Ate (New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1998); reprinted in The Norton Book of American Autobiography (New York: W.W. Norton, 1999).

"Rewriting William Carlos Williams (For a Good Cause), The Teachers & Writers Guide to William Carlos Williams (New York: Teachers & Writers Collaborative, 1998).

"Local Touch, Global Reach," Texas Library Journal, Volume 74, Number 4, Summer 1998.

"A White Woman of Color," Hungry Mind Review, spring 1998; reprinted in Half and Half: Writers on Growing up Biracial and Bicultural (New York: Pantheon Books, 1998).

"Doña Aida, with Your Permission," Brújula/Compass 28, winter 1998; reprinted in Callaloo, Volume 23, No. 3, summer 2000 and in The Best of Callaloo, Special 25th Anniversary Issue, Volume 24, No. 2.

"An Autobiography of Scheherazade," Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Women Writers Explore Their Favorite Fairy Tales (New York: Doubleday, 1998).

"A Writer's Roots," Vermont Magazine, February 1998.

"A First Step With Dusting," Introspections: American Poets on One of Their Own Poems (Hanover: University Press of New England, 1997).

"A Story or Two for 2001," The Mind's Eye: Massachusetts College of the Liberal Arts Journal, fall 1997.

"Switching to Santicló," Latina Magazine, December 1997; reprinted in Las Christmas: Favorite Latino Authors Share Their Holiday Memories (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1998); also published in Spanish-language edition: Las christmas: escritores latinos recuerdan las tradiciones navideñas (New York: Vintage Español, 1998).

"An Unlikely Beginning for a Writer," Máscaras (Berkeley: Third Woman Press, 1997).

"Dominican Republic Above the Clouds," The Sophisticated Traveler, The New York Times Magazine, Part II, May 11, 1997.

"The Shape of a Life," American Way Magazine, July 1, 1997, Volume 30, Number 13.

"Imagining Motherhood," Latina Magazine, April/May 1997; reprinted in Bearing Life: Women's Writings on Childlessness (New York: The Feminist Press, 2000); in The Fruits of Labour (London: The Women's Press Ltd., 2001).

"On Lispector's 'The Smallest Woman in the World,'" Literature and Its Writers: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (Boston: Bedford Books, 1997).

"Elizabeth Bishop's 'One Art,'" Literature and Its Writers: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (Boston: Bedford Books, 1997).

"Missing the Zebras: Bilingual Poetry in the Schools," Luna, Luna: Creative Writing Ideas from Spanish, Latin American, and Latino Literature (New York: Teachers & Writers Collaborative, 1997).

"Relaxing in a Frozen Backyard," The New York Times, Travel, Section 5, January 12, 1997.

"Chasing the Butterflies," Martyrs: Contemporary Writers on Modern Lives of Faith ( San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, 1996).

"On 'One Art' by Elizabeth Bishop," Touchstones: American Poets on a Favorite Poem (Hanover: University Press of New England),

"Flight Plans," The Washington Post Magazine, August 13, 1995; reprinted in The Language of Literature (Evanston: McDougal Littell, Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000).

"On Finding a Latino Voice," The Washington Post Book World, Sunday, May 14, 1995; reprinted in The Writing Life: Writers on How They Think and Work (New York: PublicAffairs, 2003).

"Translating A Look," Allure Magazine, March 1995; reprinted as "I Want To Be Miss América," Lives in Two Languages: An Exploration of Identity and Culture (Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Press, 2001); in High Point: Success in Language, Literature, Content (Carmel, CA.: Hampton-Brown, 2001); in Mirror on America: Short Essays and Images from Popular Culture (Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2003); in Considering Cultural Difference (New York: Pearson Education, Inc./ Longman, 2004).

Introduction to Clarice Lispector's "The Smallest Woman in the World" in You've Got To Read This: Contemporary American Writers Introduce Stories That Held Them In Awe (New York: HarperPerennial, 1994).

"Alvarez Describes Home," a chapter on descriptive writing in Writer's Choice: Composition and Grammar Text for Eighth Graders (Glencoe: Macmillan/Mc-Graw Hill, 1993).

"Learning English, My New Found Land," New York Newsday, February 22, l993.

"Black Behind the Ears," Essence Magazine, February 1993.

"My English," Brújula/Compass, fall 1992; reprinted in Conversations: Readings for Writing, 4th edition (Boston: Alyn and Bacon, 2000); in Switching Languages: Translingual Writers Reflect on Their Craft (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2003); in The Writer's Presence: A Pool of Readings, 4th edition (Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2003).

"My Second Opera," The Lane Series, 1992-1993.

"Hold The Mayonnaise," Hers Column, New York Times Magazine, January 12, 1992; reprinted in The McGraw-Hill Reader (New York: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company, 1994); in Aims and Options: A thematic Approach to Writing (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1994); in We, Too, Sing America: A Reader For Writers (Boston: McGraw Hill, 1997); in Transitions : From Reading to Writing, second edition (New York: McGraw-Hill, 1998); in Interactions: A Thematic Reader (Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000, also Fifth edition, 2003); in New Directions for Writers, Volume 1 (New York: Longman, 2003).

"An American Childhood in the Dominican Republic," The American Scholar, winter 1987.

Book Reviews of The Little School: Tales of Disappearance and Survival in Argentina by Alicia Partnoy; of Assumptions by Marilyn Hacker; of Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich in Belles Lettres: A Review of Books By Women, fall 1986, summer 1985, fall 1985, respectively.

"Names/Nombres," Nuestro, March 1985; reprinted in Beyond Expectations: Treasury of Literature (New York: Harcourt, Brace Jovanovich, 1993); in Shades of Gold: Treasury of Literature (New York: Harcourt Brace & Company, 1995); in Perspectives: Authentic Voices of Latinos (North Billerica: Curriculum Associates, 1995); in Adventures for Readers (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1996); in Choices in Literature: /American Tapestry (Needham: Prentice Hall, 1997); in Elements of Literature: Comprehensive Audio Program (Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1998); in Literature: Timeless Voices, Timeless Themes (Needham: Prentice Hall, Inc., 2000); in Literature: The Reader's Choice: Course 2 (New York: Glencoe/McGraw Hill, 2000); in Elements of Literature: First Course (Austin: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2000); in Literature & Language Arts, First Course (New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2003); in Elements of Literature: First Course (Austin: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2003).

"Silver Linings," New Mexico Humanities Review, winter 1984.

"Voices: A Look Back At Dominican Humor," Nuestro, November 1984.

Book review of Beside Herself: Pocahantas to Patty Hearst by Pamela White Hadas, 13th Moon: Vol. 8, Nos. 1 & 2, fall 1984.

"Quake Revives Nuclear Fears," Burlington Free Press, October 16, 1983.

"Snow and the Bomb," Artists for Social Responsibility, #6, September 1983.

"A Girl's Great Expectations," Commonwoman, June 1983.

"El Doctor," Revista Chicano-Riqueña, Vol. 10, No. 3, 1982; reprinted in Outlooks and Insights: A Reader for Writers (New York: St. Martin's Press, 1983); in The Writer's Craft (Glenview.: Scott, Foresman, Co., 1986); in Across Cultures: A Reader for Writers (Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1991); in Latino Caribbean Literature (Paramus: Paramount Publishing, 1993); in The Floating Borderlands: Twenty-Five Years of U.S. Hispanic Literature (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 1998).

"Huck Finn's Favorite Class: Initiation," English Journal, May 1979.

"Old Age Ain't For Sissies . . . Neither is Poetry," Spectra, April/May 1979.

"Bilingual Poetry in the Schools," Teachers and Writers Magazine, spring 1979.

"Simplicity in the Schools," The American Poetry Review, May/June 1977.

TRANSLATIONS/SPANISH

"Morning XI," "Ode to Barbed Wire" by Pablo Neruda, The Barataria Review, June 1977.

"Afternoon LIV," "Afternoon LV," "Ode to the Diver," "Ode to Poetry" by Pablo Neruda, The Tower, June 1977.

"Ode to the Lab Assistant," "Ode to Numbers" by Pablo Neruda, The Bitter Oleander, Vol. 2, No. 1.

"Ode to the Scissors," "Ode to the Sleeping House" by Pablo Neruda, Pan American Review, spring 1975.

"Ode to Criticism," "Ode to Secret Love" by Pablo Neruda, The Bitter Oleander, Vol. 1, No. 2.

"Morning I," "Morning XX," "Noon XXXVI" by Pablo Neruda, Pulse: The Lamar Review, spring 1973.


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