The following is a list of anthologies that have inspired us and continue to teach us. Thank you, to these editors and writers. If you don’t know something on this list, we hope you will check it out.

This Bridge Called My Back: Writings By Radical Women of Color. Edited by Cherrie Moraga and Gloria Anzaldua. Kitchen Table Press, 1984.

Inversions: Writing by Dykes, Queers & Lesbians. Edited by Betsy Warland. Press Gang Publishers, 1991.

No More Masks! An Anthology of Twentieth Century American Women Poets. Edited by Florence Howe. Harper Perennial, 1993.

The Open Boat: Poems from Asian America. Edited by Garrett Hongo. Anchor Books, 1993.

Premonitions: The Kaya Anthology of New Asian North American Poetry. Edited by Walter K. Lew. Kaya/Muae, 1995.

The New Fuck You: Adventures in Lesbian Reading. Edited by Eileen Myles and Liz Kotz. Semiotexte, 1995.

The Routledge Anthology of Cross-gendered Verse. Edited by Alan Michael Parker & Mark Willhardt. Routledge, 1996.

Gay & Lesbian Poetry in Our Time: An Anthology. Edited by Carl Morse and Joan Larkin. St. Martin’s Press, 1988.

The World in Us: Lesbian and Gay Poetry of the Next Wave. Edited by Michael Lassel and Elena Georgiou. St. Martin’s Press, 2000.

From Totems to Hip-Hop: A Multicultural Anthology of Poetry Across the Americas 1900-2002. Edited by Ishmael Reed. DeCapo Press, 2002.

GENDERqUEER: voices from beyond the sexual binary. Edited by Joan Nestle, Clare Howell, and Riki Wilchins. Alyson Books, 2002.

Without a Net: The Female Experience of Growing Up Working Class. Edited by Michelle Tea. Seal Press, 2003.

Nobody Passes: Rejecting the Rules of Gender and Conformity. Edited by Mattilda a.k.a. Matt Bernstein Sycamore. Seal Press, 2006.

Language for a New Century: Contemporary Poetry from the Middle East, Asia, and Beyond. Edited by Tina Chang, Nathalie Handal, and Ravi Shankar. W. W. Norton and Company, 2008.

Trans-: Edited by Paisley Currah, Lisa-Jean Moore, and Susan Stryker. WSQ Fall/Winter 2008.

NO GENDER: Reflections on the Life & Work of kari edwards. Edited by Julian T. Brolaski, erica kaufman, and E. Tracy Grinnell. Belladonna / Litmus Press, 2009.

Eco Language Reader. Edited by Brenda Iijima. Portable Press@Yo-Yo Labs / Nightboat Books, 2010.

Gender Outlaws: The Next Generation. Edited by Kate Bornstein and S. Bear Bergman. Seal Press, 2010.

And here is an exciting anthology we are looking forward to:

Beauty is a Verb: The New Poetry of Disability. Edited by Sheila Black, Jennifer Bartlett, and Michael Northen (Cinco Punto Press, forthcoming October 2011).

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