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Villanueva, Alma 1944-

Overview
Works: 36 works in 108 publications in 1 language and 4,704 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Poetry  Domestic fiction  Diary fiction  Dance films  Short films  Academic theses 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3572.I354, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Alma Villanueva
Weeping woman : La llorona and other stories by Alma Villanueva( Book )

10 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ultraviolet sky by Alma Villanueva( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Naked ladies by Alma Villanueva( Book )

9 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel about the lives of abused women in interracial and interethnic relationships focuses on Alta, whose husband Hugh contracts AIDS in a homosexual affair; her friend Katie, who has terminal breast cancer; and nursing student Jackie, who struggles with alcoholism
Song of the golden scorpion : a novel by Alma Villanueva( )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 259 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Xochiquetzal and Javier meet at a resort near Puerto Vallarta and begin a highly erotic love affair of 12 years, which extends beyond, into the Mayan Sixth World. There's a weaving of dreams as they meet crucial people on their travels: Ai from Tokyo, traveling the world to plant peace crystals in honor--and warning--of the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki; Hank, a Hopi man who gives them vital and timely information on the Hopi prophecies; Don Francisco from Oaxaca/Chiapas, a Mayan shaman who brings the wisdom of the coming Mayan Sixth World; and Ari, an Israeli Commando whose family story brings the Jewish Holocaust to light passionately. Everyone eventually meets in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where Xochiquetzal and Javier live
Planet, with Mother, may I? by Alma Villanueva( Book )

10 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems by the famed Chicana author celebrates the inner life and struggles of women. Also included is the autobiographical narrative poem "Mother, may I?" recounting one woman's life of cyclic change and emergence to wholeness and hope
Desire by Alma Villanueva( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Luna's California poppies by Alma Villanueva( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Luna's California Poppies a young girl tries to come to terms with an unstable family situation and a harsh environment. Taking the form of a diary, the novel is exceptional in the way it vividly captures a street-wise twelve-year-old's voice. Luna is angry, despairing, joyful, aggressive, and admirable. Deserted by her mother, she is taken into the home of a kind stranger who not only takes care of her physical needs for food, shelter, and security but also encourages her to read, write, and study. In this new environment, Luna records her struggles and triumphs as she becomes a young woman. In the second part of the book, an adult Luna takes up the diary when she and her family move to the country and face a new set of challenges. A mother now, Luna muses on her past while she and her children confront an unexpected obstacle in their new home - bigotry."--Jacket
Vida by Alma Villanueva( )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gracias : new poems by Alma Villanueva( )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A journey into the heart of Mexico and a coming home to the spirit of the author's beloved grandmother, this poetry collection documents travels throughout Mexico as well as Costa Rica, France, and the poet's country of birth, the United States. The titular poem, ""Gracias, "" describes the three-day drive from Santa Fe, New Mexico, to San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, taken by 60-something Alma Luz Villanueva, leaving behind all of her material possessions. These poems travel from the center of el corazon to fellow humans experiencing war and danger, the planet, and places of joy and beauty. As a
Bloodroot by Alma Villanueva( Book )

7 editions published between 1977 and 1982 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soft chaos by Alma Villanueva( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The poems in Soft Chaos embrace a wide variety of experiences - womanhood, motherhood, affection for the earth and animals, the author's love of the Native American way of life, and concern for the future of the planet. Alma Luz Villanueva's poetry fuses the personal and the political, expressing the sensual world in abstract terms and revealing a belief in the power of words to connect us to the world, to each other, and to ourselves."--BOOK JACKET
Mother, may I? by Alma Villanueva( Book )

5 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiographical poem
Life span by Alma Villanueva( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women writing poetry in America : poetry broadsides by California women printers( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three films by Tonia Shimin( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Passage: Filmed at the ancient cave dwellings of Tsankawi, this is a videodance with a solo dancer, combining dance, environment, music and film
Gracias by Alma Villanueva( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rhetoric of appeasement : tropology in the politico-economic War on Terror by Alma Villanueva( )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women writing poetry in America( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Golden glass by Alma Villanueva( Book )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who called me to this dance?( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Videodance work filmed indoors and on location, combining dance, music, and poetry. The program notes describe the video as "an expressionistic journey that follows a dancer's pregnancy ... a sensual and visual poem celebrating life that evokes the magical and transformational nature of creation."
 
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Weeping woman : La llorona and other stories
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The ultraviolet skyNaked ladiesDesireLuna's California poppiesVidaSoft chaosUnderstanding contemporary Chicana literature
Alternative Names
Alma Luz Villanueva American writer

Alma Luz Villanueva Amerikaans dichteres

Villanueva, Alma L.

Villanueva Alma Luz

Villanueva, Alma Luz 1944-

Languages
English (94)