Cherríe Moraga
Poet, Playwright, and Essayist
Oakland, CA
2007 USA Fellow

This award was generously supported by The Rockefeller Foundation.

Cherríe Moraga writes poems, plays, and essays that express her perspective as a lesbian Chicana born to a white father and Mexican mother. She explores issues of ethnicity, feminism, sexuality, and gender in her work by weaving together poetry, prose, and memoir. Her bookLoving in the War Yearshas been considered a classic of feminist and Chicana literature since its 1983 publication. Moraga is artist-in-residence in the Departments of Drama, Spanish, and Portuguese at Stanford University.

Portrait photo courtesy Patrick “Pato” Herbert.
  • Artwork by Cherríe Moraga
    Heroes and Saints & Other Plays, 1994; photo courtesy the artist and West End Press
Artwork by Cherríe Moraga