PUBLICATIONS (creative and scholarly):

*note links within selected entries and book covers above


Acosta, Grisel Y. Things to Pack on the Way to Everywhere. Get Fresh Books, 2021.*


Acosta, Grisel Y. “We are Not All in the Same Quarantine.” Gathering of the Tribes

  Magazine. November 2020.*


Acosta, Grisel Y. “We Carry the Earth.” Split this Rock: Poems of Persistence, Solidarity,

and Refuge. 20 August 2020.*


Acosta, Grisel Y. “Ways of Seeing My Brothers.” Best American Poetry. Online Version.

 24 June 2020.*


Acosta, Grisel Y. “We Carry the Earth.” The Baffler. Issue 50 (April 2020). Print and



Acosta, Grisel. “Beneath the Ivy.” Red Fez. Issue 132, Feb. 2020.*


Acosta, Grisel. “The Lamentation of Argon.” Red Fez. Issue 132, Feb. 2020.*


Acosta, Grisel Y. “Chicago DJ Remix, North and Damen, 1993.” Acentos Review. Aug.



Acosta, Grisel Y. “¡Qué Quiero Gozár!Acentos Review. Aug. 2019.*


Acosta, Grisel Y. Latina Outsiders Remaking Latina Identity. Routledge, 2019.*


Acosta, Grisel Y. "Hard Rock (The Truth About Jezebel)," "Nothing but You," and "Revolution

   Mami." Celebrating 20 Years of Black Girlhood: The Lauryn Hill Reader. Ed. Dr. Bettina Love.

   New York: Peter Lang Publishing, 2018.*   Print. *


Acosta, Grisel Y. "Pelibre Latinx" and "Pelota de Fuego." Paterson Literary Review. Issue 45.

   2017-2018. Print.*


Acosta, Grisel Y.  “Day Terrors.”  Basta!: 100 Latinas Write on Violence Against Women. Ed. Dr.

   Emma Sepulveda. Reno, Nevada: The Latino Research Center at The University of Nevada,

   2017. Print.*


Acosta, Grisel Y. "The Desegregation of an Afro-Latinx." American Studies Journal--Mendez v.

   Westminster Issue Fall 2017. Print.*


Acosta, Grisel Y. "Meeting Chicago in Spain,"  "Mother, Father, Child of the Americas," and

   "Yayabo Americano." Chicana/Latina Studies: The Journal of Mujeres Activas en Letras y

   Cambio Social Spring 2017. Print.*


Acosta, Grisel Y. Interview by Stephanie Schoellman. Black Speculative Arts Digital Archive. 14

   Feb. 2017. Web.*


Acosta, Grisel Y. “A Month in the Life of an Impending Dictatorship,” English Kills Review, Dec.

   12, 2016. Web.*


Acosta, Grisel Y. “The Glass Techo,” as part of “‘We Have the House and It Is Gated’: Latina/o

   Writers on Resistance,” The Kenyon Review, Nov. 29, 2016. Web.*


Acosta, Grisel Y. “On Issues of Representation.” Visions of Greatness at BCC: Rethinking

   Racial Disparities at the Hall of Fame, BCC Hall of Fame—CUNY Commons, New York, New

   York, 2016. Web.*


Acosta, Grisel Y. “Poppy Fire Harvest” and “Birth,” New Jersey’s Drug Addiction Crisis,, 2016. Web.*


Acosta, Grisel Y. “Hardcore Latina Punk Birth Fragments.” Reproductive Freedom Festival

   Anthology. Ed. Cindy L. Cooper. New York, New York: Indie Theater Now, 2016. Web.*


Acosta, Grisel Y. “The Invisible Latina Intellectual.” VIDA: Women in Literary Arts. 6 July 2016.



Acosta, Grisel Y. “Hardcore Chica Punk Birth Fragments” and “Shades of F-ing Grey.” In Full

   Color. Ed. Summer Hortillosa. Jersey City, New Jersey: The Art House Publications, 2016.



Acosta, Grisel Y. “Back to La Iglesia Blues,” “Are You Happy to Be (a Black Latina

  and) in Spain?,” and “Freelancing.” Love You Madly: Poetry About Jazz. Ed. Lisa

  Alvarado. 2016. Web.*


Acosta, Grisel Y. “‘Racism Begins in Our Imagination’: How the Overwhelming

  Whiteness of ‘Boyhood’ Feeds Dangerous Hollywood Myths.” Salon. 22

  Feb. 2015. Web.*


Acosta, Grisel Y. “Racism in ‘Boyhood’ the Worst Kind.” Latino Rebels. 9 Feb. 2015.



Acosta, Grisel Y.  Review of Michael Dowdy, Broken Souths: Latina/o Poetic Responses

  to Neoliberalism. Diálogo: An Interdisciplinary Journal Published by the

  Center for Latino Research at DePaul University, Latin American and Latina/o

  Poetry in the 21st Century Issue Vol. 17:2 Fall (2014): 193-194.*


Acosta, Grisel Yolanda. “Healing the Future (Writing from My Bed, My Garden).”

  Nineteen Sixty Nine: An Ethnic Studies Journal Vol. 2:1 (2013). Web and Print.*


Acosta, Grisel Y. “How Victoria’s Secret Corners Young Women.” Yoga Brains. 28 Mar.

  2013. Web.


 Acosta, Dr. Grisel Y.  “Androgyny Time Machine FuturePastNow.”  The Arts United:

  Exploring Femininity and Masculinity 9 Sept. 2012: 52, 63.*


Acosta, Grisel Y. “Environmentalism.” The Routledge Companion to Latino/a Literature.

  Eds. Suzanne Bost and Frances Aparicio. Abingdon, United Kingdom: Taylor &

  Francis/Routledge Press, 2012. Print.*


Acosta, Grisel Y.  “Trash.” The San Antonio Express News 15 May 2011: 13G. Print.


Acosta, Grisel Y.  “Trash.” Tattoosday National Poetry Month Project.  New York,

  New York: Tattoosday, 2011. Web.


Acosta, Grisel Y.  Review of Américo Paredes, Cantos de adolescencia/Songs of Youth

 (1932–1937), Eds. B.V. Olguín and Omar Vásquez Barbosa.  Western American

American Literature Fall (2010): 317-318. Print.*


Acosta, Grisel Y.  “Historia” and “Dream Water Breath Death.”  El Mundo Zurdo:

  Selected Works from the Meetings of the Society for the Study of Gloria

  Anzaldúa, 2007 & 2009.  San Francisco, California: Aunt Lute Books, 2010. 165-

  168. Print.*


Acosta, Grisel Y.  “Cubanita” (reprint), Voices de la Luna  Dec. (2009): 32. Print/Web.*


Acosta, Grisel Y.  “Cracked Snack Smile.” The San Antonio Express News 28 June 2009:

 11G. Print.


Acosta, Grisel Y.  Editor.  Sagebrush Review Vol. 4 (2009). Print.


Acosta, Grisel Y. “Section V: Resources and Information—Chapter 45—Non-Print

  Media.” The Handbook of Latinos/as and Education: Theory, Research and

  Practice.  New York, New York: Routledge Press, 2009. Print.*


Acosta, Grisel Y.  “Fleeting Sentiments,” “¡Que Quiero Gozar!” and “On the Skids

 Parallel”. TEX! Literary Magazine Dec. (2008): 18-19. Print/Web.*


Acosta, Grisel Y.  “Historia,” “The Aliens,” “Stolen Guavas,” and “A Visit.” Pembroke

 Literary Magazine Latino/a Issue Vol. 40 (2008): 178-186. Print.*


Acosta, Grisel Y. “Dream Water Death Breath, “ Holographic Glitter,” and “Concentric

 Circles.”  MiPoesias American Cuban Anthology Mar. (2008): 4-6. Print/Web.*


Acosta, Grisel Y.  "Alvarez, Julia." The Nineties in America. Pasdena, California: Salem

 Press, 2008. Print.


Acosta, Grisel Y.  "Enclave." Encyclopedia of Hispanic American Literature: The

 Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Literature.  Ed. Dr. Luz Elena Ramirez. New

 York, New York: Facts on File, 2008. Print.


Acosta, Grisel Y.  "Spoken word movement." The Nineties in America. Pasedena,

 California: Salem Press, 2008. Print.


Acosta, Grisel Y. “The Black Latino Experience” (reprint). Blacktino. 2008.



Acosta, Grisel Y.  “House of Walls,” Private International Review of Photographs

 (2007). Web.


Acosta, Grisel Y. “Pressure Mix.” Check the Rhyme: An Anthology of Female Poets and

 Emcees.  New York, New York: LitNoire Publishing, 2006. Print.*


Acosta, Grisel. “Cubanita” and “Historia.” Latino Artists Round Table Online.  New

 York, New York: LART, 2004. Web.


Historia,” by Grisel Acosta, featured in “Llingües marxinaes: lliteratura y clase social.

  La Spencerian comun de los hispanos nos Estaos Xuníos y de los asturianos

  n’España,” by Paquita Suárez-Coalla. Lletres Asturianes Vol. 88.  Academia de

  la Llingua Asturiana, 2004. 95-107.*


Grisel.  “Cubanita.” After Hours : A Journal of Chicago Writing and Art Vol. 5 (2002): 47-49. Print.*


Grisel. “Chica!Go! (Part One).” Urban Life Center Calendar (2002): August. Print.






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