Cherríe Moraga

b. 1952
Cherríe Moraga
Cherríe Moraga is a writer, playwright, and essayist active in the Chicana, feminist, and queer communities. With Gloria E. Anzaldúa, she co-edited This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color (1981), an anthology of writing integral to the emergence of third wave feminism which won the Before Columbus American Book Award. Moraga’s most recent book is Xicana Codex of Changing Consciousness: Writings 2000-2010 (2011).

Moraga has also published three volumes of drama: Heroes and Saints and Other Plays (1994), Watsonville/Circle in the Dirt (2002), and The Hungry Woman (2001). Her work has won many awards and fellowships. She teaches creative writing, playwriting, Xicana-Indigenous Performance, Latino/Queer Performance, and Indigenous Identity in Diaspora in the Arts at Stanford University.

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POET’S REGION U.S., Western

LIFE SPAN 1952–

Cherríe Moraga

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Cherríe Moraga is a writer, playwright, and essayist active in the Chicana, feminist, and queer communities. With Gloria E. Anzaldúa, she co-edited This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color (1981), an anthology of writing integral to the emergence of third wave feminism which won the Before Columbus American Book Award. Moraga’s most recent book is Xicana Codex of Changing Consciousness: Writings 2000-2010 . . .

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