Loose Woman: Poems

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Vintage, 1994 - Poetry - 144 pages
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Seductive, earthy, at times confessional, Sandra Cisneros's vibrant new collection of poetry celebrates the female aspects of love - from the reflective to the overtly erotic - in a voice recognizable from her powerful works of fiction. These poems offer narratives as formally elegant as they are emotional and accessible. They are bound together by the voice of one woman, whose language spans cultures and continents. She is a woman who finds great strength from her roots in the barrio, and who knows better than to take herself too seriously, even as she struggles with the anguish of making sense - and making love - in a world she feels compelled to write about. With a multiplicity of moods tumbling through its lines - joyous and introspective, tender and ruthless, self-mocking and sincere, often funny and sometimes wild and rude - Loose Woman offers intoxicating poems of extraordinary insight and vivid imagination.

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Cisneros is a skillful poet and a courageous writer. - Goodreads
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Finding this book was a unique, memorable experience to say the least. When a woman you respect and admire reads a poem aloud as evocative and feminine as "Down There" and you can feel the kinship it ... Read full review

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Excellent. "I Am So in Love I Grow a New Hymen", "Something Like Rivers Ran" and "Love Poem for a Non-Believer" are standouts and were all in Part 1, but the rest of the collection really jumped off the page too. Read full review


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Sandra Cisneros was born in Chicago in 1954. Internationally acclaimed for her poetry and fiction, she has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Lannan Literary Award and the American Book Award, and of fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and the MacArthur Foundation. Cisneros is the author of the novels The House on Mango Street and Caramelo, a collection of short stories Woman Hollering Creek, a book of poetry Loose Woman, and a children's book Hairs/Pelitos. She lives in San Antonio, Texas.

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