Publications from M.F.A. alumni

Publications from M.F.A. alumni

Devil in the Woods
Devil in the Woods

D.A. Lockhart
2019

All These Beautiful Strangers
All These Beautiful Strangers

Elizabeth Klehfoth
2018

Window Left Open
Window Left Open

Jennifer Grotz
2016

Children of the New World
Children of the New World

Alexander Weinstein
2016

The Virginity of Famous Men
The Virginity of Famous Men

Christine Sneed
2016

Monograph
Monograph

Simeon Berry
2015

Honest Engine
Honest Engine

Kyle Dargan
2015

 See No Color
See No Color

Shannon Gibney
2015

Long Division
Long Division

Kiese Laymon
2013

The White Forest
The White Forest

Adam McComber
2012

Last Seen
Last Seen

Jacqueline Jones LaMon
2011

Take Me Home
Take Me Home

Brain Leung
2011

Tocqueville
Tocqueville

Khaled Mattawa
2010

Train to Agra
Train to Agra

Vandana Khanna
2001

2010 - present

OF THIS RIVER (poems). Michigan State University Press, 2020. 

BORDER VISTA (poems). Persea Books, 2022.

  • O BODY (poems). Haymarket Books, 2023.
  • RESPECT THE MIC: CELEBRATING 20 YEARS OF POETRY FROM A CHICAGOLAND HIGH SCHOOL (editor). Penguin Workshop, 2022.
  • THE BLUE LINE HOME (poems). EM-Press, 2014.

SENSORIUM (poems). University of Akron Press, 2020. 

THE RUNAWAY RESTAURANT (fiction). 7.13 Books, 2022. 

SYMMETRY OF FISH (poems). Penguin Books, 2022. Winner of the 2021 National Poetry Series.

THE UNBROKEN (novel). Orbit, 2021. 

  • THE WOMEN COULD FLY (novel). Amistad, 2022.
  • LAKEWOOD (novel). Amistad, 2020.

I KNOW YOU KNOW WHO I AM (fiction). Penguin Books, 2020.

TWO BROWN DOTS (poems). BOA Editions, Ltd., 2022.

EXTINCTION THEORY (poems). University of Georgia Press, 2022. Winner of the 2021 National Poetry Series.

  • THIS IS MAJOR: NOTES ON DIANA ROSS, DARK GIRLS, AND BEING DOPE (essays). Harper Perennial, 2020.
  • I THINK I'M READY TO SEE FRANK OCEAN (poems). Saturnalia Books, 2018.
  • A SPEED EDUCATION IN HUMAN BEING (poems). Sawyer House, 2013.

AMERICANITIS (poems). Eyewear Publishing, 2022.

  • TAPPING OUT (poems). Triquarterly Books, 2020.
  • AMERICAN FAMILY: A SYNDROME (poems). Finsihing Line Press, 2018.

ALL THESE BEAUTIFUL STRANGERS (novel). William Morrow, 2018.

  • ALL EARTHLY BODIES (poems). University of Arkansas Press, 2022.
  • THE DEAD EAT EVERYTHING (poems). Kent State University Press, 2014.

DEAD DAD CLUB (nonfiction). Audible, 2021. 

IF WE HAD A LEMON WE'D THROW IT AND CALL THAT THE SUN (poems). Elixir Press, 2021. 

  • REFUGE (essays). Kore Press, 2018.
  • THE SURVIVAL GIRLS (memoir). Wolfram Productions, 2013.

RAMSHACKLE ODE (poems). Mariner Books (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), 2016.

THE ANCHORED WORLD (fiction). Rose Metal Press, 2022. 

IN NONESTICA (poems). Accents Publishing, 2013.

  • OUR BRAINS AND THE BRAINS OF MINIATURE SHARKS (fiction). University of Arkansas Press, 2020. 
  • TEMBLADOR (novel). Conaculta, 2014.
  • THE CHURCHGOER (fiction). Harper Perennial, 2019.
  • FIRE SEASON (poetry). Tupelo Press, 2018.

LITANY FOR THE CITY (poems). BOA Editions, Ltd., 2012.

  • SILENCER (poems). Houghton Mifflin, 2017.
  • MAYBE THE SADDEST THING (poems). Harper Perennial, 2012.

2000 - 2009

  • THE MULTITUDE (poems). Southern Indiana Review Press, 2015.
  • JESUS GIRLS: TRUE TALES OF GROWING UP FEMALE AND EVANGELICAL (essays). Cascade Books, 2009.

EXPERIENCE IN THE MEDIUM OF DESTRUCTION (poems). Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs, 2015.

  • FLASHES OF LIFE (poems). Hobart, 2015.
  • SETTLEMENT (poems). Sunnyoutside, 2012.
  • SWEETGRASS (poems). Sunnyoutside, 2010. 
  • THREE ISLANDS (poems). Sunnyoutside, 2009.
  • DYING IN THE SCARECROW'S ARMS (poems). Persea Books, 2018. 
  • \BLAK\ \AL-FE BET\ (poems). Persea Books, 2013.
  • COOLING BOARD (poems). Red Hen press, 2009.
  • THE ART OF PERPETUATION (poems). Black Lawrence Press, 2020.
  • ON THE DESIRE TO LEVITATE (poems). Ohio University Press, 2014. Winner of the Hollis Summers Poetry Prize.
  • THE BRIDGE (poems). Shearsman Books, 2016. 
  • CEREMONY (poems). Slope Editions, 2013.
  • ANAGNORISIS (poems). TriQuarterly Books, 2018.
  • HONEST ENGINE (poems). University of Georgia Press, 2015.
  • LOGORRHEA DEMENTIA: A SELF-DIAGNOSIS (poems). University of Georgia Press, 2010.
  • BOUQUET OF HUNGERS (poems). University of Georgia Press, 2007. Winner of the 2008 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for poetry.
  • THE LISTENING (poems). University of Georgia Press, 2004.

GUARDING THE VIOLINS (poems). Poetry Society of America, 2005. Winner of the PSA Chapbook Fellowship.

ASK FOR A CONVERTIBLE (stories). Pantheon, 2008. Winner of 2009 American Book Award; a Washington Post Best Book of 2008; a 2008 Barnes and Noble Discover Pick.

  • THEFT: STORIES. Back Bay Books, 2008.
  • THE BLUE TAXI: A NOVEL. Little, Brown and Company, 2006.
  • SACRIFICIAL METAL (poems). Conduit Books, 2020.
  • SPIT (poems). Elixir Press, 2011.

MY KILL ADORE HIM (poems). University of Notre Dame Press, 2009. Winner of the 2008 Andres Montoya Poetry Prize.

POST MAXIE (POEMS). Sarabande Books, 2010. Winner of the 2009 Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry and of the 2010 John C. Zacharis First Book Award.

  • DREAM COUNTRY (fiction). Penguin Random House, 2019.
  • WHAT GOD IS HONORED HERE? (nonfiction, edited). University of Minnesota Press, 2019.
  • SEE NO COLOR (fiction). Carolrhoda Lab, 2015.
  • HEAVY: AN AMERICAN MEMOIR (nonfiction). Scribner, 2019.
  • LONG DIVISION (novel). Agate Bolden Publishing, 2013. Winner of the 2014 William Saroyan Prize by Stanford University. Reissued by Scribner in 2021.
  • HOW TO SLOWLY KILL YOURSELF AND OTHERS IN AMERICA (essays). Agate Bolden, 2013. Reissued by Scribner in 2020.
  • MONOGRAPH (poems). University of Georgia Press, 2015. Winner of the 2014 National Poetry Series, selected by Denise Duhamel.
  • AMPERSAND REVISITED (poems). Fence Books, 2015. Winner of the National 2013 Poetry Series, selected by Ariana Reines.

COTTONLANDIA (poems). University of Massachusetts Press, 2004. Winner of the Juniper Prize for Poetry.

STRANGE VALENTINE (poems). Southern Illinois University Press, 2005. Winner of the Crab Orchard Series in Poetry.

I CARRY A HAMMER IN MY POCKET FOR OCCASIONS SUCH AS THESE (stories). BOA Editions, Ltd., 2007.

THIS NEW AND POISONOUS AIR (stories). BOA Editions, 2011.

  • SHRAPNEL MAPS (poems). Copper Canyon Press, 2020.
  • THE SOUND OF LISTENING: POETRY AS REFUGE AND RESISTANCE (nonfiction). University of Michigan Press, 2018.
  • PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION (poems). University of Akron Press, 2016.
  • I BURNED AT THE FEAST: SELECTED POEMS OF ARSENY TARKOVSKY (translation). Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2015.
  • SAND OPERA (poems). Alice James Books, 2015.
  • TO SEE THE EARTH (poems). Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 2008. 
  • BEHIND THE LINES: WAR RESISTANCE POETRY ON THE AMERICAN HOMEFRONT SINCE 1941 (nonfiction). University of Iowa Press, 2007. 
  • PRIMER FOR NON-NATIVE SPEAKERS (chapbook). Kent State University Press, Wick Poetry Chapbook Series, 2004.
  • CATALOGUE OF COMEDIC NOVELTIES: SELECTED POEMS OF LEV RUBINSTEIN (translation). Ugly Duckling Press, 2004.
  • A KINDRED ORPHANHOOD: SELECTED POEMS OF SERGEY GANDLEVSKY (translation). Zephyr Press, 2003.

THE COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE TO POETRY WRITING (nonfiction). Indianapolis: Alpha Press, 2001.

  • TEXAS GIRL (memoir). Demeter Press, 2014. 
  • FRIDA KAHLO, MY SISTER (poems). Finishing Line Press, 2014.
  • PAS DE DEUX: PROSE AND OTHER POEMS. Basilisk Press, 2006.
  • ELSEWHERE, CALIFORNIA (novel). Counterpoint Press, 2012.
  • BREAK ANY WOMAN DOWN (stories). Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press, 2001. Winner of the Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction. Finalist for the 2002 Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. Finalist for the 2002 Patterson Fiction Prize.
  • IVY VS. DOG (novel). C&R Press, 2018.
  • LOST MEN (novel). Harper, 2010,
  • TAKE ME HOME (novel). Shaye Areheart Books, 2007.
  • WORLD FAMOUS LOVE ACTS (stories). Louisville, Kentucky: Sarabande Books, 2004. Winner of the Mary McCarthy Award in Short Fiction.
  • DOOMSTEAD DAYS (poems). Nightboat Books, 2019. Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Kingsley Tufts Award.
  • THE EMPTY FORM GOES ALL THE WAY TO HEAVEN (poems). Ahsahta Press, 2015.
  • COMPANION GRASSES (poems). Omnidawn, 2013.
  • PLEASURE (poems). Ahsahta Press, 2010.
  • SIGHT MAP (poems). University of California Press, 2009.
  • THE ROOM WHERE I WAS BORN (poems). University of Wisconsin Press, 2003. Winner of the Brittingham Prize in Poetry.

Muscle & Bone (poems). Tarrytown, New York: Slappering Hol Press, 1995. Winner of the 1995 Hudson Valley Writers' Center Poetry Chapbook competition.

1990 - 1999

CLEAN (poems). Four Way Books, 2014. Winner of the Four Way Books Intro Prize in Poetry.

  • HELLO, I MUST BE GOING (novel). New York: W. W. Norton, 2005.
  • A JEWELER'S EYE FOR FLAW (stories). Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2002. Winner of the Associated Writing Programs Award in Short Fiction. Finalist for the 2003 Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award.

ACTS OF CONTORTION (poems). Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 2002. Winner of the Brittingham Prize in Poetry.

  • The Trailhead (poems). Wesleyan University Press, 2018.
  • Grand & Arsenal (poems). University Of Iowa Press, 2012, Winner of the 2011 Iowa Poetry Prize.
  • We Do Not Eat Our Hearts Alone (poems). Contemporary American Poetry Series, University of Georgia Press, 2005.

PORTRAITS OF A FEW OF THE PEOPLE I'VE MADE CRY. University of Massachusetts Press, 2010. Winner of the Grace Paley Prize in Short Fiction, 2009.

The Hundred Grasses (poems). Milkweed Editions, 2013.

  • MAYBE BABY (novel). New York: Back Bay Books/Little, Brown, 2004.
  • MADAME DELUXE (poems). St. Paul: Coffee House Press, 2000. National Poetry Series selection. Winner of the Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award in Poetry.

RAIN TO AGRA (poems). Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2001. Winner of the Crab Orchard Review First Book Prize in Poetry.

POLAR (poems). Farmington, Maine: Alice James Books, 2005. Winner of the Beatrice Hawley Award.

  • THE SOCIAL LIFE OF POETRY: APPALACHIA, RACE, AND MODERN RADICALISM. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
  • RUSHLIGHT (poems). Huron, OH: Bottom Dog Press, 2009.
  • RADICALISM IN THE SOUTH SINCE RECONSTRUCTION. Co-editor with Rachel Rubin and James Smethurst. New York: Palgrave-MacMillan, 2006.
  • COAL: A Poetry Anthology. Editor. Ashland, KY: Blair Mountain Press, 2006.

CUSP (poems). New York: Houghton-Mifflin Company, 2003. Winner of the Bakeless Prize in Poetry.

  • I'LL BE A STRANGER TO YOU (novel). Outpost19, 2011.
  • UNMARRIAGEABLE DAUGHTERS (story collection). Lewis-Clark Press / Sandhills Press, 2008.

NIGHT HIGHWAY (poems). Corvallis, Oregon: Cloudbank Books, 2005.

  • COMPLICITY (poems). McClelland & Stewart, 2014.
  • JEREMIAH, OHIO (poems). Toronto: House of Anansi Press, 2008. 
  • CROWD OF SOUNDS (poems). Toronto: House of Anansi Press, 2003. Winner of the Trillium Award for Poetry.
  • JONAH'S PROMISE (poems). Minneapolis: Mid-List Press, 2000. Winner of the Mid-List Press First Series Award for Poetry.
  • WITH ANIMAL (co-written with Kelly Magee), Black Lawrence Press, 2015 (forthcoming). 
  • HOW TO FEEL CONFIDENT WITH YOUR SPECIAL TALENTS (collaboration with Daniela Olszewska), Black Lawrence Press, 2014.
  • X MARKS THE DRESS: A REGISTRY (collaboration with Kristina Marie Darling), Gold Wake Press, 2013.
  • F IN (hybrid novella), Noctuary Press, 2013.
  • DOLL STUDIES: FORENSICS (prose poetry), Black Lawrence Press, 2012.
  • INDEX OF PLACEBO EFFECTS (flash fiction), Matter Press, 2012.
  • DARLING ENDANGERED (flash fiction), Brooklyn Arts Press, 2011.
  • MY FATHER IN WATER (essays), Shearsman Books, 2011.
  • HOMESCHOOLING (novel), PS Publishing, 2010.
  • LOVE IS A MAP I MUST NOT SET ON FIRE (poetry) VRZHU Press, 2010.
  • TINDERBOX LAWN (prose poetry) Rose Metal Press, 2008.
  • FEMME'S DICTIONARY (poetry) Calyx Books, 2004.
  • GASLIGHT (hybrid memoir) Odd Girls Press, 2001.
  • SWITCH (novel) Calyx Books, 1998.
  • SEEING DELL (novel) Cleis Press, 1995.
  • MAHMOUD DARWISH: THE POET'S ART AND HIS NATION. Syracuse University Press, 2014.
  • TOCQUEVILLE (poems). New Issues Poetry & Prose, 2010.
  • ZODIAC OF ECHOES. Keene, New York: Ausable Press, 2003.
  • WITHOUT AN ALPHABET, WITHOUT A FACE: A NOVEL BY SAADI YOUSSEF (translation). Minneapolis: Graywolf Press, 2002.
  • POST GIBRAN: ANTHOLOGY OF NEW ARAB AMERICAN WRITING (co-edited with Munir Akash). West Bethesda, Maryland: Syracuse University Press, 1999.
  • IN EVERY WELL A JOSEPH IS WEEPING: SELECTED POEMS OF FADHIL AL-AZZAWI (translation). Princeton, New Jersey: Quarterly Review of Literature, 1997.
  • QUESTIONS AND THEIR RETINUE: SELECTED POEMS OF HATIF JANABI 1972-1994 (translation). Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1996. Winner of the University of Arkansas Press Award for Arabic Translation in Literature.
  • ISMA'ILIA ECLIPSE (poems). Riverdale-on-Hudson, New York: Sheep Meadow Press, 1995.

Las Voces de Esperanza/The Voices of Hope (anthology). Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2003.

HOUSEHOLD LIES (stories). Austin, Texas: Winnow Press, 2005. Winner of the First Book Award in Fiction.

  • Jetty and Other Poems. Lincoln, Nebraska: Zoo Press, 2003.
  • My Shining Archipelago (poems). New Haven: Yale University Press, 1997. Winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award.
  • YEAR OF THE SNAKE (poems). Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2004. Winner of the Crab Orchard Award Series.
  • BEYOND HEART MOUNTAIN (poems). New York: Viking/Penguin, 1999. National Poetry Series selection. Finalist, Asian-American Literature Award.
  • ALMOST AMERICA: FROM THE COLONISTS TO CLINTON: A 'WHAT IF' HISTORY OF THE U.S., (nonfiction). New York: HarperCollins/Avon Books, 2000.
  • BLAND AMBITION: FROM ADAMS TO QUAYLE--THE CRANKS, CRIMINALS, TAX CHEATS, AND GOLFERS WHO MADE IT TO VICE PRESIDENT (nonfiction). San Diego: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992.

SPEED BUMP: A COLLECTION OF CARTOON SKIDMARKS (cartoons). Kansas City, Missouri: Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2000.

  • WORLDLY PLEASURES (poems). Cincinnati: Word Press, 2004. Winner of the 2003 Word Press Poetry Prize.
  • IMITATION OF LIFE (poems.) Pittsburgh: Carnegie-Mellon University Press, 2003.
  • SOUL TRAIN (poems). Pittsburgh: Carnegie-Mellon University Press, 1997.
  • IN EVERY SEAM (poems). Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1997.
  • WHAT KEEPS US HERE (poems). Bristol, Rhode Island: Ampersand Press, 1992. Winner of the Ampersand Press Women Poets Series Competition. Winner of the John C. Zacharis First Book Award.

YOU'RE SO BEAUTIFUL (stories). New York: St. Martin's Press, 1996. Selected by the New York Times Book Review as a Notable Book of the Year 1996.

  • ON THE EDGE OF THE WORLD (novel). Frankfurt, Germany: Frankfurter Verlagsanstalt, 2004.
  • SCIROCCO (novel). Frankfurt, Germany: Frankfurter Verlagsanstalt, 2000.
  • THE LIGHT ON THE SIDE OF THE HOUSE (novel). Frankfurt, Germany: Frankfurter Verlagsanstalt, 1998.
  • QUICKSAND (novel). Frankfurt, Germany: Fischer Taschenbuch Verlag, 1994.
  • ABOVE THE THUNDER (novel). San Francisco: MacAdam/Cage Publishing, 2004.
  • WHERE LOVE LEAVES US (stories). Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1994. Winner of the Iowa Short Fiction Award. Regional winner of Granta Magazine's Best of Young American Novelists Award.
  • THE LAST MILES (poems). Waterbury, Connecticut: Fine Tooth Press, 2005.
  • SPIN MOVES: A BASKETBALL MEMOIR. San Antonio, Texas: Pecan Grove Press, 2000.
  • MISTERIOSO (poems). Port Townsend, Washington: Copper Canyon Press, 2000. Winner of the Hayden Carruth Award.
  • A BIBLIOGRAPHIC GUIDE TO JAZZ POETRY. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc., 1998.
  • JAZZ POETRY: FROM THE 1920s TO THE PRESENT. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Publishing Group, Inc., 1997.
  • THE SECOND SET: THE JAZZ POETRY ANTHOLOGY, VOLUME 2 (co-edited with Yusef Komunyakaa). Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1996.
  • CHRISTMAS EVE (poems). Bloomington, Indiana: Bookcellar, 1994.
  • THE JAZZ POETRY ANTHOLOGY (co-edited with Yusef Komunyakaa). Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1991.
  • SUMMERHOUSE PIANO (poems). Unionville, Indiana: Matchbooks, 1989.

1980 - 1989

  • FIGHTING KITES (poems.) San Antonio, Texas: Pecan Grove Press, 2004.
  • GHOST WARS (poems). Cedar Falls, Iowa: Final Thursday Press, 2003.
  • RADICAL VISIONS: POETRY BY VIETNAM VETERANS. Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press, 1994.
  • DRAGONFLY (poems). San Antonio, Texas: Pecan Grove Press, 1994.
  • QUARTERS (poems). Pittsburgh, Carnegie-Mellon University Press, 2001.
  • THE JOY ADDICT (poems). Pittsburgh: Carnegie-Mellon University Press, 1998.
  • MODERN OCEAN (poems). Pittsburgh: Carnegie-Mellon University Press, 1992.
  • THE ONLY WORLD: LAST POEMS OF LYNDA HULL. New York: HarperPerennial, 1995. Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award.
  • STAR LEDGER (poems). Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 1991. Winner of the Edwin Ford Piper Poetry Award. Winner of the Carl Sandburg Award for Poetry. Selected by the Los Angeles Times as one of the Five Outstanding Poetry Collections of 1991.
  • GHOST MONEY (poems). Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1986. Winner of the Juniper Prize for Poetry.

Dream House (stories). Niwot, Colorado: The Center for Literary Publishing, University Press of Colorado, 2001.

The Household Gods (poems). Cleveland: Cleveland State University Poetry Center, 1995.

  • PROSPECT: JOURNEYS & LANDSCAPES (essays). Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 2003.
  • ARCHETYPAL LIGHT (poems). Reno: University of Nevada Press, 2001.
  • THE VEILED MIRROR AND THE WOMAN POET: H.D., LOUISE BOGAN, ELIZABETH BISHOP, AND LOUISE GLUCK. Columbia, Missouri: University of Missouri Press, 1992.
  • LIKE MEMORY, CAVERNS (poems). New York: New York University Press, 1992. Winner of the Elmer Holmes Bobst Emerging Writer Award for Poetry.
  • THE GOOD LIFE (stories). New York: Houghton Mifflin Company, 2004.
  • THE BABY TREE (stories). Ashland, Oregon: Story Line Press, 2002.
  • LIES OF THE SAINTS (stories). San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1996. Selected by the New York Times Book Review as a Notable Book of the Year 1996. Ohioana Library Society Award for Fiction.
  • BODIES AT SEA (stories). Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1989.

The Eighth Continent (poems). Boston: Northeastern University Press, 1993. Winner of the Samuel French Morse Poetry Prize.

  • TWENTY FIRST CENTURY BLUES (poems). Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 2004.
  • IN SEARCH OF THE GREAT DEAD (poems). Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1999.
  • ALCATRAZ (poems). West Lafayette, Indiana: Purdue University Press, 1992. Winner of the Verna Emery Poetry Competition.
  • EINSTEIN'S BRAIN (poems). Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1986.

PRAYERS OF THE SHAMAN (poems). Austin, Texas: Plain View Press, 2011.

  • Nearly Florida (poems). Miami, Florida: Anhinga Press, 2000.
  • The Sunshine Mine Disaster (poems). Moscow, Idaho: University of Idaho Press, 1995.
  • ACROSS THE KNOWN WORLD (poems). Loess Hills Press, 1997.
  • MAN UNDER A PEAR TREE (poems). Tallahassee, Florida: Anhinga Press, 1997. Winner of the Anhinga Prize for Poetry.
  • NEW WINTER LIGHT (poems). Troy, Maine: Nightshade Press, 1994.
  • THREE WINTER POEMS (poems). Omaha, Nebraska: Penumbra Press, 1986.
  • OUT HERE (poems). Pittsford, New York: State Street Press, 1984.
  • SIXTEEN POEMS (poems). Tulsa: Riverrun Press, 1983.

Migration Solo (poems). Indianapolis, Indiana: Writers' Center of Indianapolis, 1988.

  • Naranjo the Muse: A Collection of Stories. Houston, Texas: Arte Publico Press, 1997.
  • Imagining Isabel (novel). New York: Lodestar/Dutton, 1994.
  • Remembering to Say ‘Mouth’ or ‘Face’ (novel). Boulder, Colorado: Fiction Collective Two, 1993. Winner of the Charles H. and N. Mildred Nilon Award for Excellence in Minority Fiction.
  • Abuela’s Weave (children's book). New York: Lee and Low Books, 1992. Also published in a Spanish edition as El Tapiz de Abuela, New York: Lee and Low Books, 1992.
  • Among the Volcanoes (novel). New York: Lodestar/Dutton, 1991.
  • New Visions: Fiction by Florida Writers. Orlando, Florida: Arbiter Press, 1988.
  • Cunaman (novel). Sarasota, Florida: Pineapple Press, 1987. Finalist for the Boston Globe Literary Press Award.
  • Elegy on Toy Piano (poems). Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2005.
  • Skid (poems). Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2002.
  • First Course in Turbulence (poems). Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 1999.
  • Strike Anywhere (poems). Niwot, Colorado: The Center for Literary Publishing, University Press of Colorado, 1995. Winner of the Colorado Poetry Prize.
  • Beloved Infidel (poems). Hanover, New Hampshire: Wesleyan University Press, 1992.
  • Design with X (poems). Middletown, Connecticut: Wesleyan University Press, 1988.