Foreword by Ishmael Reed.I. AUTOBIOGRAPHY. Piri Thomas (b. 1928). Prologue to Seven Long Times. Floyd Salas (b. 1931). Buffalo Nickel. The Water Tower. The Boxing Match. Victor Villasenor (b. 1940). Rain of Gold. The Confession. Judith Ortiz Cofer (b. 1952). Tales Told Under the Mango Tree. Sandra Cisneros (b. 1954). Ghosts and Voices: Writing from Obsession. Notes to a Younger Writer. II. FICTION. Rolando Hinojosa (b. 1929). Into the Pit with Bruno Cano. Lionel G. Garcia (b. 1935). The Sergeant. Nicholasa Mohr (b. 1935). Aunt Rosana's Rocker. Tomas Rivera (1935-1984). First Communion. Ed Vega (b. 1936). The Kite. Roberta Fernandez (b. 1940). Zulema. Alejandro Morales (b. 1944). The Curing Woman. Denise Chavez (b. 1948). The Closet. Roberto Fernandez (b. 1951). Miracle at Eighth and Twelfth. Retrieving Varadero. Helena Maria Viramontes (b. 1954). The Cariboo Cafe. Virgil Suarez (b. 1962). Dearly Beloved. III. POETRY. Gloria Vando (b. 1934). Legend of the Flamboyan. Nuyorican Lament. Luis Omar Salinas (b. 1937). Ode to the Mexican Experience. When This Life No Longer Smells of Roses. My Father Is a Simple Man. I Am America. Angela de Hoyos (b. 1940). You Will Grow Old. Lesson in Semantics. How to Eat Crow on a Cold Sunday Morning. Miguel Algarin (b. 1941). Taos Pueblo Indians: 700 Strong According to Bobby's Last Census. Ricardo Sanchez (b. 1941). Soledad Was a Girl's Name. Letters to My Ex-Texas Sanity. Pat Mora (b. 1942). Immigrants. Gentle Communion. Arte Popular. Old Anger. Curandera. Miguel Pineor (1946-1988). A Lower East Side Poem. New York City Hard Time Blues. Sandra Maria Esteves (b. 1948). Resurrections. Padrino. Bautizo. Ocha. Pablo Medina (b. 1948). Madame America. The Apostate. The Beginning. Victor Hernanadez Cruz (b. 1949). Today is a Day of Great Joy. Energy. The Latest Latin Dance Craze. Loisaida. Evangelina Vigil-Pinon (b. 1949). Es Todo! Tato Laviera (b. 1950). Latero Story. AmerRican. Intellectual. Boricua. Gustavo Perez Firmat (b. 1950). Lime Cure. On Whether My Father Deserves a Poem. The Poet's Mother Gives Him a Birthday Present. Judith Ortiz Cofer (b. 1952). Quinceanera. Mamacita. Exile. Under the Knife. Alberto Rios (b. 1952). Five Indiscretions. On January 5, 1984, El Santo The Wrestler Died, Possibly. Jimmy Santiago Baca (b. 1952). Matin III. Lorna Dee Cervantes (b. 1954). Refugee Ship. Heritage. The Poet is Served her Papers. Pleiades from the Cables of Genocide. Martin Espada (b. 1957). Portrait of Real Hijo de Puta. Revolutionary Spanish Lesson. Colibir. Carolina Hospital (B. 1957). Miami Mimesis. A Visit to West New York. Alma Mater. Finding Home. The Old Order. IV. DRAMA. Delores Prida (b. 1943). Beautiful Senoritas. Alternate Table of Contents by Theme.Selected Bibliography.Index of Authors, Title, First Lies of Poetry.Acknowledgments.Nicolas Kanellos is the author of 'Hispanic-American Literature: A Brief Introduction and Anthology', published 1995 under ISBN 9780673469564 and ISBN 0673469565.