Publications

1988 to Present
 
Poetry
“Searching for Home” in Sandhill Review, vol. 15 2014, Saint Leo, FL
 
“The Letter” and “Home in Mexico City” in Sandhill Review, vol. 14 2013, Saint Leo, FL.
 
“Illusion” and “Multicultural 101” in The Messenger, the newsletter of the SSTESOL, spring 2007.
 
“Praise for Mama (One More Day),” The Cultural Journal, v.11, issue 2, fall 2002.
 
“Generations,” The Cultural Journal, v.10, issue 1, spring 2002.
 
“Children in Crisis,” Dialogue through Poetry among Civilizations (e-book anthology), New York: Rattapallax P., 2001.
 
“Dialysis,” Family Focus, National Kidney Foundation, v.10, no.3, summer 2001.
 
“San Juan sin luna,” The Cultural Journal, v.8, issue 1, spring 2001. “Moonless Night in San Juan” appeared in the same issue translated by Prof. Suzanne Stewart.
 
“Security,” Family Focus, National Kidney Foundation, v.10, no.2, spring 2001.
 
“Children in Crisis,” The Cultural Journal, v.7, issue 1, spring 2000
 
“Not There,” Silent Serenade, Quill Books, 2000
 
“Blue,” The Cultural Journal, v.6, issue 2, fall 1999
 
“Aching Soul,” “The Aftermath,” “Security,” “Not There,” TEACH, DBCC Faculty Newsletter, fall 1999
 
“In Twilight,” The Cultural Journal, v.6, issue 1, spring 1999
 
“Aching Soul” and “Generations,” A Time to be Free, Quill Books, 1999
 
“Generations,” TEACH, DBCC Faculty Newsletter, spring 1999
 
“31,” Promises to Keep, v. IV. Harlingen, TX: Quill Books, 1998
 
“Sunset in the City,” The Cultural Journal, v.1, issue 2, spring 1998
 
“Rare Serenity,” Nephro News, v.1, issue 1, February 1998
 
“El Barrio Overview,” The Cultural Journal, v.1, issue 1, fall 1997
 
“The Letter,” Latino Stuff Review, 22, fall 1996
 
“Blue” and “Security,” Treasure the Moment, v. II. Harlingen, TX:
Quill Books, 1996
 
"The Arrival," Echoes from the Silence, v. I. Harlingen, TX: Quill Books, 1995
 
"Dialysis,” Mediphors: A Literary Journal of the Health Professions, fall/winter 1994, no. 4
 
"Education," NJTESOL-BE Newsletter, v.23, no.3, spring 1994
 
"Security," Dusting Off Dreams, V. II. Harlingen, TX: Quill Books, 1994
 
"Freedom," HCCC Mosaic, v.3, no.2, spring 1993
 
"Mango" and "Lost Time," Latino Stuff Review, 10, fall 1992
 
"Freedom," Latino Stuff Review, 8, spring 1992
 
"A New Life," TRIO Triumphs, spring 1992
 
"Your House" and "Multicultural 101," HCCC Mosaic, v.2, no.2, spring 1992
 
"Searching," Listen with your Heart, v. II. Harlingen, TX: Quill Books, 1992
 
"Despido" and "Searching," HCCC Mosaic, v.2, no.1, fall 1991
 
"Sunset in the City," Latino Stuff Review, 4, Spring 1991. Also selected & read to Coral Gables Elementary students, FL, Sept. 1991
 
"La perla de los mares," Horizontes, v.4, 1991
 
"Salvación," Linden Lane Magazine, January/March, 1991
 
"Where the Strawberries Grow," Wide Open Magazine, v. VII, no. II, fall 1990
 
"Magic Powers," Down Peaceful Paths.  Shirley J. Mikkelson, ed.  North Dakota:  Quill Books, 1990
 
"A New Life," For Patients Only, v.3, no.4, July/August 1990
 
"Sunset in the City," Lucidity, v.5, no.2, June 1990
 
"Sunset in the City," Whispers in the Wind:  A Collection of Poetry, V. VI. Shirley J. Mikkelson, ed.  North Dakota:  Quill Books, 1989
 
"Grandpa's Last Summer," Lucidity, v.4., no.4, December 1989
 
"I Miss You," Great Poems of the Western World II, World of Poetry, September 1989
 
"A Thankful Adolescent," World's Greatest Poems, World of Poetry, April 1989
 
Books
Language Teaching and Learning in ESL Education: Current Issues, Collaborations and Practice. NC: Kona Publishing & Media Group 2010.

Perspectives on Community College ESL Volume 3: Faculty, Administration and the Working Environment. VA: TESOL, Inc. 2008.

Exploremos: Spanish for the Community College Student. Kendall/Hunt P., 2001. (Textbook) Also co-authored the Workbook and wrote the Audio CD, and CD-ROM.

Distinct Voices: A Multicultural Anthology for ESL Writers.
Iowa: Kendall/Hunt P., 1996. (Textbook)

Topics and Trends: First Authentic Readings for ESL Writers. Iowa: Kendall/Hunt P., 1994. (Co-authored Textbook)

Mixed Media: Authentic Readings for the Beginning ESL Student.  Iowa: Kendall/Hunt P., 1993. (Co-authored Textbook)

Adolescent Blues. Iowa: Kendall/Hunt P., 1990, 1992. (Book of Poetry)

Articles and Book Chapters
“World Citizens: Global Advocacy in the ESL/EFL Classroom.” In Carmona, J. Language Teaching and Learning in ESL Education: Current Issues, Collaborations and Practice. NC: Kona Publishing and Media Group, 2010

“A Place for Adult Language Literacy in the Community College: Challenges and Successes,” In Perspectives on Community College ESL, Vol. 3: Faculty, Administration and the Working Environment, TESOL, Inc., 2008

“Tutoring the ESL Student: Thoughts and Tips” in The Messenger, a publication of the Sunshine State TESOL of Florida, Inc., fall 2007

“Successes and Challenges in Part-time Advocacy” (co-written) in ESOL in Adult Education Newsletter, vol. 1, issue 2, November 2003

“Latino Literature of the US: The Cuban American Writer” in The Cultural Journal, v.8, issue 1, spring 2001

“Elian Gonzalez – Nov. 25, 1999” in Great Events of the 20th Century, New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp., 2001

“Linda Rondstand and “Rubén Blades” in Popular Musicians, New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp., 1999

“Nuyoricans,” in the Encyclopedia of Multiculturalism, Supplement.
Susan Auerback, ed., New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp., 1998

“Cuban/Soviet Relations” and “The Mariel Boatlift,” in the Encyclopedia of North American History, New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp., 1997

“All About Teaching the Collage Revisited,” in NJTESOL-BE Newsletter, v.25, no.3, summer 1996

"Cuba," and "English as a Second Language (ESL) Programs," in The
Latino Encyclopedia, Richard and Rafael Chabran, Eds, New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp., 1996

"Integrating Race and Gender into the Second-Language Curriculum," in Creating an Inclusive College Curriculum: A Teaching Sourcebook from the New Jersey Project, Friedman, et. al., Eds, New York, NY: Teachers College P/Columbia University, 1996

"A Place for the Research Paper in the ESL Classroom," in NJTESOL-BE Newsletter, vol. 25, no. 1, winter 1995

"Teaching Beginning ESL through Reading Authentic Materials," in Proceedings of the Ninth Annual NYMADE Conference: Developmental Education: Present Practices/Future Visions, Jane Maher, ed., New York Metropolitan Assoc. for Developmental Education, 1993

Contributor to the NJ Multicultural Studies Project Newsletter, vol. 1, no. 3, spring 1991

"Syllabus: Hispanic Cultural Presence in the New York/New Jersey Area," and "Bibliography: Hispanic Cultural Presence in the N.Y./N.J. Area," in Syllabi and Instructional Materials for Chicano and Latino Studies in Sociology, Mary Romero, ed.  Washington, DC:  American Sociological Association, 1990

Book Reviews
It Works for Me: Becoming a Publishing Scholar/Researcher. Shared Tips for the Classroom Professional. In the Textbook and Academic Authors Association, May 2011 Newsletter

The Thesis and the Book: A Guide for First-Time Academic Authors, 2nd edition, University of Toronto Press, 2008. In The Textbook and Academic Authors Association, 2010

Blass, Laurie et. al., Creating Meaning: Advanced Reading and Writing. New York: Oxford, 2008. In Essential Teacher, TESOL, 2008

Whelan Ariza, Eileen. Not for ESOL Teachers: What Every Classroom Teacher Needs to Know About the Linguistically, Culturally, and Ethnically Diverse Student. Allyn & Bacon, 2006, In The Messenger, fall 2008

Hemmert, Amy and Rick Kappra, Out & About: Photocopiable Teacherless Activities for Beginning English Language Learners. In NEFTESOL Newsletter, fall 2006

Hemmert, Amy and Rick Kappra, Out & About: An Interactive Course in Beginning English. In The Messenger, fall 2006

Folse, Keith S. and Darren Bologna, Targeting Listening and Speaking: Strategies and Activities for ESL/EFL Students. In TESOL’s Essential Teacher, vol. 2, issue 1, March 2005

Hayes, Christopher G. English at Hand. NJ: Townsend P., 1996.
In NJTESOL-BE Newsletter v.25, no.2, spring 1996

Short Stories
Lifeless was published in Yesteryear Fiction (http://www.yesteryearfiction.com/) April 2, 2014