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Gould, Janice


Seed. Sequim, WA: Headmistress Press, 2019.
The Force of Gratitude. Sequim, WA: Headmistress Press, 2017.
Doubters and Dreamers. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2011.
Earthquake Weather: Poems. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1996.
Alphabet. Vashon Island, WA: May Day Press, 1996.
Beneath My Heart: Poetry. Ithaca, NY: Firebrand Books, 1990.

Edited Collections

A Generous Spirit: Selected Work by Beth Brant. Dover, FL. USA: Sinister Wisdom; Toronto, Canada: Inanna Publications, 2019.

Essays on Contemporary Indigenous Poetry. With Dean Rader. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press, 2003.


"American Indian Women's Poetry: Strategies of Rage and Hope" in Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society. Vol. 20, No. 4 (Summer, 1995): 797-817.

“Disobedience (in language) in texts by lesbian Native Americans.” In Ariel 25, no. 1 (1994): 32-44.

“Lesbian landscape.” Journal of Lesbian Studies 20, no. 3-4 (2016). 342-351.

“A Maidu in the City of Gold: Some Thoughts on Censorship and American Indian Poetry.” In The Colour of Resistance: A Contemporary Collection of Writing by Aboriginal Women, edited by Connie Fife. Toronto: Sister Vision, 1993.

“Postcolonial, Emergent, and Indigent Feminism.” Signs 20, no. 4 (1995).

“The Problem of Being ‘Indian’: One Mixed-Blood’s Dilemma.” In De/Colonizing the Subject: The Politics of Gender in Women's Autobiography, edited by Sidonie Smith and Julia Watson. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1992.

"Singing, Speaking, and Seeing a World." In Placing the Academy: Essays on Landscape, Work, and Identity, edited by Sinor Jennifer and Kaufman Rona, 254-68. University Press of Colorado, 2007. doi:10.2307/j.ctt4cgq72.20.

"Speaking a World into Existence." The Women's Review of Books 9, no. 10/11 (1992): 12. doi:10.2307/4021318.

“Telling Stories to the Seventh Generation: Resisting the Assimilationist Narrative of Stiya.” In Reading Native American Women: Critical/Creative Representations, edited by Inés Hernández-Avila, 9-20. Lanham, MD: Altamira Press, 2005.

"The Warrior Spirit." The Women's Review of Books 30, no. 4 (2013): 21-22. (Review of Joy Harjo’s Crazy Brave: A Memoir)

Thesis & Dissertation

“Between Two Realms: Problems of Return in American Indian Women’s Literature.” MA thesis. University of California, Berkeley, 1987.

“’I Give You Back’: Memory, Language, and Transformation in Joy Harjo’s Poetry.” PhD diss. University of New Mexico, 2000.

Selected Poems

"I Learn a Simple Lesson About Our Society." Callaloo 17, no. 1 (1994): 105-07. doi:10.2307/2932067.

"Nightfall." Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies 12, no. 3 (1992): 151. doi:10.2307/3346646.

"Outside Language." American Poetry Review 22, no. 4 (1993): 34.

"Prayer." Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies 23, no. 2 (2002): 62-63.

"Spring." Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies 23, no. 2 (2002): 63-64.

"What Happened to My Anger?" Frontiers: A Journal of Women Studies 12, no. 3 (1992). 152-53. doi:10.2307/3346647.

"Your Fury." Prairie Schooner 72, no. 4 (1998): 125-26.

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The Aunt Lute Anthology of U.S. Women Writers, edited by Lisa Maria Hogeland and Mary Klages. San Francisco: Aunt Lute Books, 2004.

Bearing Witness / Sobreviviendo: An Anthology of Native American / Latina Art and Literature, edited by Jo Cochran. Corvallis, OR: Calyx, 1984.

A Desire for Women: Relational Psychoanalysis, Writing, and Relationships between Women, edited by Suzanne Juhasz. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 2003.

The Dirt Is Red Here: Art and Poetry from Native California, edited by Margaret Denise Dubin. Berkeley, CA: Heyday Books, 2002.

A Gathering of Spirit: A Collection by North American Indian Women, edited by Beth Brant. Ithaca: Firebrand Books, 1988.

Contemporary Lesbian Writers of the United States: A Bio-bibliographical Critical Sourcebook, edited by Sandra Pollack and Denise D. Knight. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1993.

Critical Visions: Contemporary North American Native Writing, edited by Jeanne Martha Perreault and Joseph Bruchac. Calgary: University of Alberta, 1994.

His Hands, His Tools, His Sex, His Dress: Lesbian Writers on Their Fathers, edited by Catherine Reid and Holly Iglesias. New York: Alice Street Editions, 2001.

vAn Intimate Wilderness: Lesbian Writers on Sexuality, edited by Judith Barrington. Portland: Eighth Mountain Press, 1991.

Lesbian Culture: An Anthology, edited by Julia Penelope and Susan J. Wolfe. Freedom, CA: Crossing Press, 1993.

Living the Spirit: A Gay American Indian Anthology, edited by Will Roscoe and Gay American Indians. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1988.

Making Face, Making Soul = Haciendo Caras : Creative and Critical Perspectives by Feminists of Color, edited by Gloria Anzaldúa. San Francisco: Aunt Lute Foundation Books, 1990.

Naming the Waves: Contemporary Lesbian Poetry, edited by Christian McEwen. Freedom, Calif: Crossing Press, 1989.

Native Voices: Indigenous American Poetry, Craft, and Conversations, edited by CMarie Fuhrman and Dean Rader. North Adams: Tupelo Press, 2019.

Poetry for the Earth, edited by Sara Dunn and Alan Scholefield. New York: Fawcett Columbine, 1992.

Red Indian Road West: Native American Poetry from California, edited by Luke Warm Water and Lucille Day. Oakland: Scarlet Tanager Books, 2016.

Reinventing the Enemy’s Language: Contemporary Native Women’s Writing of North America, edited by Joy Harjo and Gloria Bird. New York: W. W. Norton & Co., 1998.

Returning the Gift: Poetry and Prose from the First North American Native Writers' Festival, edited by Joseph Bruchac and the Association for Study of American Indian Literatures (U.S.). Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1994.

Shout Out: Women of Color Respond to Violence, edited by María Ochoa and Barbara K. Ige. Emeryville, CA: Seal Press, 2007.

Sing, Whisper, Shout, Pray!: Feminist Visions for a Just World, edited by M. Jacqui Alexander. Fort Bragg, CA: Edgework books, 2003.

The Sound of Rattles and Clappers: A Collection of New California Indian Writing, edited by Greg Sarris. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1994.

Sovereign Erotics: A Collection of Two-Spirit Literature, edited by Qwo-Li Driskill, Daniel Health Justice, Deborah A. Miranda, and Lisa Tatonetti. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 2011.

Through the Eye of the Deer: An Anthology of Native American Women Writers, edited by Carolyn Dunn Anderson and Carol Comfort. San Francisco: Aunt Lute Books, 1999.

Unsettling America: An Anthology of Contemporary Multicultural Poetry, edited by Maria M. Gillan and Jennifer Gillan. New York: Penguin Books, 1994.

Scholarly Work about Gould's Poetry

Brant, Beth. "Giveaway: Native Lesbian Writers." Signs 18, no. 4 (1993). 944-47.

Tatonetti, Lisa. "The Emergence and Importance of Queer American Indian Literatures; Or, "Help and Stories" in Thirty Years of SAIL." Studies in American Indian Literatures, Series 2, 19, no. 4 (2007): 143-70.

Tatonetti, Lisa. "Indigenous Assemblage and Queer Diasporas in the Work of Janice Gould." In The Queerness of Native American Literature, 144-73. University of Minnesota Press, 2014.

Bibliography compiled by Amy Hong