Poetry. California Interest. Latinx Studies. Women's Studies. LGBTQIA Studies. PARA LAS DURAS: UNA FEMENOMONOLOGÍA LESBIANA / FOR THE HARD ONES: A LESBIAN PHENOMENOLOGY, originally published in 2002, is a collection of poetry existing from and beyond the boundaries of language, sexuality, and genre. Each memory, meditation, analysis, and erotic snapshot—featured side-by-side in both English and Spanish—is overlaid with the sexual character, experimental prose, and levity signature to the work of de la tierra. As a bilingual book, PARA LAS DURAS: UNA FEMENOMONOLOGÍA LESBIANA / FOR THE HARD ONES: A LESBIAN PHENOMENOLOGY centers, explores, and reimagines queer Latina sexuality, opening up space for multiple interpretations and transformations. This new edition, published as the sixth Sapphic Classic from Sinister Wisdom and A Midsummer Night's Press, features an introduction by scholars Olga García Echeverría and Maylei Blackwell, a foreword by Myriam Gurba, an essay on de la tierra's periodicals by Sara Gregory, and a tribute to de la tierra by her mother, proving a vibrant context for contemporary engagements with de la tierra's powerful and important work.
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Born in Villavicencio, Colombia and raised in Miami, Florida, tatiana de la tierra was a bicultural writer whose work focused on identity, sexuality, and South American memory and reality. She completed a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Texas at El Paso and a Master of Library Science from University at Buffalo. tatiana was a founder, editor, and contributor to the Latina lesbian publications esto no tiene nombre, conmoción and la telaraña. She is the author of FOR THE HARD ONES: A LESBIAN PHENOMENOLOGY / PARA LAS DURAS: UNA FENOMENOLOGÍA LESBIANA (A Midsummer Night's Press, 2018) and Xía y las mil sirenas, a children's book. Her chapbook publications included Porcupine Love and Other tales from My Papaya; Píntame Una Mujer Peligrosa; tierra 2010: poems, songs & a little blood; and Pajarito, regáleme una canción. She passed away in Long Beach, California in July, 2012. Author City: USA