tatiana de la tierra|
(May 14, 1961 - July 31, 2012) Colombia - U.S.A.
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:
Web Site: http://www.delatierra.net
- 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)