J Lesbian Stud 2021 24;25(3):242-257. Epub 2020 Jul 24.
English, Connecticut College, New London, CT, USA.
In this article, we read the poem, "Interface," about a relationship between the speaker and an extraterrestrial being named Leyla. For Gloria Anzaldúa, the extraterrestrial foregrounds the spiritual, linguistic, gender, racial, and ethnic otherness that are key features of her works. Through an embrace of the alien, Leyla, Anzaldúa refuses to treat such categories as neatly separated or truly knowable. Read More