The Plays, vol. 2 (Tiny Alice, A Delicate Balance, Box, Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-tung)
This Bridge Called My Back: Writing by Radical Women of Color, ed. with Cherrie Moraga
Toni Cade Bambara
"The Long Night," ABC (television script)
What We Talk About When We Talk About Love
Lorna Dee Cervantes
Beneath the Shadow of the Freeway**
Poem for the Young White Man . . .**
The Chickencoop Chinaman and The Year of the DragonJudith Ortiz Cofer
Among the Ancestors
The Native Dancer
"El Salvador: An Aide Memoire," American Poetry Review
Pet Food and Tropical Apparitions
Mi querido Rafa
The Hounds of Summer and Other Stories
Sarah Wentworth Morton
Stanzas to a Husband Recently United**
Simon Ortiz (Acoma Pueblo)
from Sand Creek
Lost in the Museum of Natural History/Perdido en el Museo de Historia Natural
The Collected Poems
A Wild Patience Has Taken Me This Far
Coast to Coast**
I've Been a Woman: New and Selected Poems
Leslie Marmon Silko (Laguna)
Mexicans Begin Jogging**
Where Sparrows Work Hard
You Can't Keep a Good Woman Down
John Edgar Wideman
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Pope John Paul II is shot and seriously wounded in St. Peter's Square in Rome.
Cuban American National Foundation founded.
President Ronald Reagan shot by John Hinckley; recovers from the assassination attempt.
Henry Cisneros elected mayor of San Antonio, Texas; first Hispanic to win a mayoral election in a major U.S. city.
Severe recession begins, spurred by major cuts in taxes and domestic spending, coupled with large increases in military budget.
Sandra Day O'Connor is appointed to the Supreme Court; she is first female Justice.