Estás en tu casa. Feel free to wander around, find out who I am and see what I've been up to. You can read my blogs or excerpts of my poetry, fiction and essays, watch videos of my lectures, buy my books, or book me to speak, and learn about some of the projects I'm involved in.
Cosecha and Other Stories
with Rosario Morales
In 1986, Getting Home Alive broke new ground by its content, its form, and the identities of its authors, a New York Puerto Rican mother and her island born daughter, both feminists and radicals. Cosecha and Other Stories is the long-awaited sequel, fourteen short stories, factual and fictional, full of gardens and kitchens, love, loss, and revelation. Available here.
Kindling: Writings On the Body
Kindling: Writings On the Body is now available here at Red Room (my preference) and also on Amazon and CreateSpace.
Read selections from Kindling
"Aurora's writing is itself a kind of alchemy, balancing emotional nuance with rich historical context, simultaneously speaking in an intimate, personal voice and for a collective we. She offers us vulnerable, power-filled lyricism that moves the audience to new understandings of their own lives, as she claims her body's pleasure and pain."
Patty Berne, Co-founder and Artistic Director, Sins Invalid.
Isabel Moya, editor of the Cuban feminist magazine Mujeres, at an event honoring the late Sara Gonzalez, one of the most important figures of the Nueva Trova musical movement.
Scroll to bottom for information on CASA DE LAS AMERICAS 2015 Literary Prize for US Latin@ Non-Fiction
This summer I'm digging in to finish two very different books: my historical novel Filigree, and a bilingual collection of essays, Cartas Abiertas/Open Letters
Cosecha is going to New York!
On May 18 , 2-4 pm, I'll be reading from my newest book, Cosecha and Other Stories, at Casa Azul Bookstore in East Harlem, NYC
Back from Cuba
I had a very productive two weeks in Cuba in February, researching women's lives, and especially the impact of the new economic policies. I also visited my old rehab center, CIREN, Cenesex, which takes the lead in fighting homophobia & transphobia, ACLIFIM, the organization of physically disabled people, and had meeting with various people at Casa de las Americas, an important cultural organization that sponsors literary prizes for Latin American writers, and sponsors many conferences and cultural exchanges In 2015 the non-fiction literary prize will be for US Latin@s. I got to have long talks with many Cuban feminists and came home with a bunch of new projects, which I'll be writing about in my blog.