Selected Bibliography
Selection from Love, H: A Correspondence.  Forthcoming 2012.  Hanging Loose Magazine,

Doing 70 (poetry collection), Hanging Loose Press, 2007.


From Midnight to Dawn, The Last Tracks of the Underground Railroad (with Jacqueline Tobin), Doubleday, 2007.


Lines from “Crisis,” The Tower of Words (collaborative poem), The Tribute Center (Liberty Street at Ground Zero), Association of 9/11 Families.  Wall poster.


Grace the Table (paper edition), with Alexander Smalls, Harlem Moon, Broadway Books, 2004.


Breaking the Rule of Cool (interview), Nancy Grace and Ronna Johnson, eds., University Press of Mississippi, 2004. 


No Woman, No Cry (memoir) with Rita Marley, Hyperion Books, May 2004.


All Told (poetry collection), Hanging Loose Press, 2003.


"His Future Career" (fiction), Global City Review, Fall 2000.


"Minor Surgery" (fiction), Bearing Life, anthology, ed. Rochelle Ratner, Feminist Press, February 2000.


"Babes In Boyland" (nonfiction), The Rolling Stone Book of the Beats, Hyperion, 1999.


Words, Walls, Wire: How To Start A Writing Workshop in a Prison (nonfiction, with Janine Vega), PEN American Center, 1999.


*Drive (poetry collection), Hanging Loose Press, Brooklyn, New York, 1998. Winner, Poetry Society of America's Norma Farber First Book Award, 1999.


"The Big Fish" (fiction), Ploughshares, Winter 1997-98.


Interview, "Spotlight on Hettie Jones," PEN Newsletter 95, 1997.


Aliens At The Border, ed., Poetry and prose from the Writing Workshop, Bedford Hills Correctional Facility.  Segue Books, 1997.


*  How I Became Hettie Jones, a memoir.  E. P. Dutton, 1990 (hardcover).  Penguin paperback 1991, Penguin USA.  New York Times "Noted With Pleasure" column, "Recommended Summer Reading," "Notable 200 Books of 1990," and "New and Noteworthy Paperback" lists.  Reissue, Grove Press, 1996. 


 Spooky Tales From Gullah Gullah Island, Little Simon Books, Simon & Schuster, 1996.


*   Big Star Fallin' Mama, Five Women In Black Music  (biography), Viking Press, 1974.  Revised and updated Edition, February 1995.  (New York Public Library: Best Books for Young Adults, 1974, Celebrating the Dream, 2001, Best Books for the Teenage, 1995; Children's Book of the Year, Bank Street Child Study Children's Book Committee; Books for the Teenage, 1996-2002).


For Four Hetties (poetry). Chapbook, IKON Press, 1995.    


"Mama's White" (essay), Essence, May 1994. Reprinted, Interracial America, Greenhaven Press.


*   The Trees Stand Shining, Poetry of the North American Indians, Reissue 1993, The Dial Press, 197l.  Dial Books for Young Readers, a division of Viking-Penguin USA.  ALA Notable Book, School Library Journal Best Books of the Year.


"Home Free" (poetry), Your House Is Mine, a book and street project by Bullet Space Urban Artists Collaborative.  Last showing, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, 1993. Permanent Collection, Lower East Side Credit Union.


"How She Beat The Bogeyman" (fiction), Village Voice Literary Supplement, June 1988.


"This Time It Was Different At the Airport" (fiction),  IKON Art Against Apartheid Anthology, 1986.


"The Summer House Secret" (children’s fiction), Secrets and Surprises, Macmillan Publishing Company, 1986. 


"The Big Fish" (fiction), Infinite Number, Number Press, 1983.


 Having Been Her (poetry and fiction) Chapbook, Number Press, 1981.


I Hate To Talk About Your Mother (YA novel), Delacorte Press, 1979.


How To Eat Your ABCs: A Book About Vitamins (children's nonfiction), Four Winds Press (Scholastic), 1976.


Living With Wolves (children's nonfiction), Macmillan, 1975.


Coyote Tales (Native American Legends), Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1974.


Longhouse Winter (Iroquois Transformation Tales), Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1972.