Sandra Cisneros’s Woman Without Shame

Author of House on Mango Street and a dozen other books, Sandra Cisneros has published a collection of poems for the first time in twenty-eight years. Woman Without Shame, published by Knopf, details Cisneros’s journey to embracing her identity as a woman and an artist through song, elegies, and declarations. Using both Spanish and English, Cisneros is both blunt and humorous in her collection.

Sandra Cisneros is currently traveling all over the US, and she will be coming to the Poetry Center in Tucson, AZ, November 9-12. Find a complete list of locations here!

Glorious . . . Cisneros candidly ticks through past lives and lovers with an approach that isn’t concerned with what people will think. . . . As in her former works, Cisneros masters scene-setting, and story, usually with a humorous angle. . . . Woman Without Shame is brave and beautiful.

Meredith Boe, Chicago Review of Books

Sandra Cisneros has won numerous awards throughout her long career as a writer: the Before Columbus Foundation’s American Book Award, the Mountains & Plains Booksellers’ Award, and others. To learn more about her, visit her website.

These lush, narrative-lyrics are written with a vivid wild girl spirit, filled with unbridled love, angst and joy! This book is a page-turner and should not be missed!

Marilyn Chin, author of Portrait of the Self as Nation

To purchase Woman Without Shame, go here.

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2 thoughts on “Sandra Cisneros’s Woman Without Shame

  • October 11, 2022 at 1:38 pm

    I find it fascinating that Meredith Boe’s review excerpt contains both consonance and assonance. Also, the grayscale photograph for Cisnero’s Woman Without Shame is striking and instantly conveys a sense of introspection to me. I know you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, but in our world, covers play an important role in marketing!

    • October 13, 2022 at 8:14 am

      I completely agree; I think the cover is evocative and interesting. We have a guest post coming out next week that discusses the history and future of book covers. If you like learning about them, I would encourage you to keep an eye out! (I believe it’s going to be scheduled for Friday.)

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