About Coatlicue Girl

Coatlicue Girl is described as,A moving collection of bilingual poetry and short stories rooted in the author’s experience as a queer Xicana and based on the defragmentation of cultural and personal memory. The poems and prose pieces examine themes of spirituality, identity and the cultural loss of indigeneity for colonized peoples. The work also examines sexuality and the politicized body.” The book includes a foreword written by Luis Alberto Urrea and illustrations by fronterizx artists, Lxs Dos.

“A rock and roll curandera with a syncretistic religious heart. Tossing off chains as she goes.”

             Luis Alberto Urrea, author of The Hummingbird’s Daughter

“Full of thunder and revelation. Gris travels between language and role and culture to unravel stories with humor and grace and profound love. The craft and power of the text was empowering and I am full of gratitude to have sat with this work, which was collective and like auntie work, sister work, healer work—it was all beauty and fire.”

            Terese Marie Mailhot, author of Heart Berries