"Preface to the First Edition"

In her brief original introduction, Anzaldúa gives the reader exactly the right "clues" to the world of the book:  where she came from, why she is writing, what she loves, and the importance of language.   She mentions one of the images that will occur often in the book: Ehécatl, the wind The image on the cover of both editions (created by Pamela Wilson) is called "Ehécatl."  It also appears on a new anniversary edition brought out by Aunt Lute in 2009.