Sandra Cisneros is a poet, short story writer, novelist, and essayist whose work explores the lives of the working-class. Her novel The House on Mango Street has sold over seven million copies, has been translated into over 25 languages, and is required reading in elementary, high school, and universities across the nation. Her numerous awards include a MacArthur Fellowship, the PEN/Nabokov Award for International Literature, the National Medal of Arts, and the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize. Cisneros is a dual citizen of the United States and Mexico. As a single woman, she chose to have books instead of children. She earns her living by her pen. Woman Without Shame is Cisneros’s first poetry collection in 28 years.
Book by Sandra Cisneros
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. The collection is available in English and Spanish.