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tatiana de la tierra
(May 14, 1961 - July 31, 2012) Colombia - U.S.A.

tatiana de la tierra



Born in Villavicencio, Colombia and raised in Miami, Florida, tatiana de la tierra is a bilingual bicultural writer whose work focuses on identity, sexuality, lesbian phenomenology, and South American memory and reality.

de la tierra has a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Texas at El Paso and a Master of Library Science from the University at Buffalo. She is the 2002 co-winner of the New California Media Award for International Affairs and the 2001 creative non-fiction winner of the Just Buffalo Literary Awards.

She is the author of a bilingual book of lesbian poetic prose, For the Hard Ones: A Lesbian Phenomenology / Para las duras: Una fenomenología lesbiana. She has a chapbook of prose dedicated to pleasure, Porcupine Love and Other Tales from My Papaya, and a Spanish-language poetry and song chapbook, Pintame una mujer peligrosa.

She was co-founder and editor of the Latina lesbian magazines esto no tiene nombre (1991-1994) and conmoción (1995-1996). She is co-founder of "El Salón de Belleza/The Beauty Salon", a creative writing collective based in Buffalo, Nueva York. She is currently a librarian at the University of Buffalo in New York.


Her work include:

  • The Femme Mystique (1995)
  • Chasing the American Dyke Dream (1998)
  • Women on the Verge (1999)
  • Latino Heretics (1999)
  • Pillowtalk Two (2000)
  • Gynomite: Fearless Feminist Porn (2000)
  • The Power of Language (El poder de la palabra, 2001)
  • This Bridge We Call Home (2002)
  • For the Hard Ones: A Lesbian Phenomenology (Para las duras: Una fenomenología lesbiana, 2002)
  • Porcupine Love and Other Tales from My Papaya (2003)
  • Without a Net: The Female Experience of Growing Up Working Class (2004)
  • Bend, Don't Shatter: Poets on the Beginning of Desire (2004)
  • Pintame una mujer peligrosa (Paint Me a Dangerous Woman, 2005)
Web Site: http://www.delatierra.net
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