Sitting at the computer, swamp cooler blowing moist air on my back, I read the latest exchange on my favorite listserv. (The Internet is my lifeline, my intellectual sustenance, my connection out of this small dusty town in eastern New Mexico.) Someone has written, with startled surprise, that she can’t use This Bridge Called My Back: Writings by Radical Women of Color in her course next semester because Kitchen Table Press is no longer in business and the book is OUT OF PRINT!!! Her query generates other comments about the book’s importance. Such a coincidence: I’d just finished reading Cynthia Franklin’s Writing Women’s Communities and was especially struck by her analysis of Bridge’s impact.