A brave new collection of poems from Sandra Cisneros, the best-selling author of The House on Mango Street. It has been twenty-eight years since Sandra Cisneros published a book of poetry. With dozens of never-before-seen poems, Woman Without Shame is a moving collection of songs, elegies, and declarations that chronicle her pilgrimage toward rebirth and the recognition of her prerogative as a woman artist. These bluntly honest and often humorous meditations on memory, desire, and the essential nature of love blaze a path toward self-awareness. For Cisneros, Woman Without Shame is the culmination of her search for home—in the Mexico of her ancestors and in her own heart.
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About Sandra Cisneros
Sandra Cisneros is an American writer best known for her
acclaimed first novel The House on Mango
Street, and her subsequent short story collection, Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories. Her work experiments with
literary forms and investigates emerging subject positions, which Cisneros attributes
to growing up in a context of cultural hybridity and economic inequality that
endowed her with unique stories to tell. She is the recipient of numerous
awards, including a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and is regarded
as a key figure in Chicana literature.