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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1993

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Sherman Alexie
   Because My Father Always Said He Was the Only Indian Who Saw Jimi Hendrix Play "The Star-Spangled Banner" at Woodstock**
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John Ashbery
   Hotel L'Autreamont

Judith Ortiz Cofer
   The Latin Deli

   Corrido do Cesar Chavez/Ballad of Cesar Chavez**

Jessica Hagedorn
   Danger and Beauty

Garrett Kaoru Hongo
   The Open Boat: Poems from Asian America, ed.

Lawson Inada
   Legends from Camp

Yusef Komunyakaa
   Fog Galleon**

Pat Mora
   Nepantla: Essays from the Land in the Middle

Bharati Mukherjee
   Holder of the World

Adrienne Rich
   What Is Found There?: Notebooks on Poetry and Politics

Wendy Rose (Hopi)
   Going to War with All My Relations

Lee Smith
   "The Bubba Stories," in The Rough Road Home, ed. Robert Gingher

John Updike
   Collected Poems, 1953-1993

Helena María Viramontes
   Paris Ratsin E. L. A.

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