Loose Woman

Loose Woman

by Sandra Cisneros

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A candid, sexy and wonderfully mood-strewn collection of poetry that celebrates the female aspects of love, from the reflective to the overtly erotic. "Poignant, sexy. . . lyrical, passionate. . . cool and delicate. . . hot as a chili pepper."—Boston Globe.

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ISBN-13: 9780679433392
Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/01/1994
Edition description: Abridged Audio Cassette
Product dimensions: 4.42(w) x 7.03(h) x 0.93(d)

About the Author

Sandra Cisneros is a poet, short story writer, novelist and essayist whose work explores the lives of the working-class. Her numerous awards include NEA fellowships in both poetry and fiction, the Texas Medal of the Arts, a MacArthur Fellowship, several honorary doctorates and national and international book awards, including Chicago’s Fifth Star Award, the PEN Center USA Literary Award, and the National Medal of the Arts awarded to her by President Obama in 2016. Most recently, she received the Ford Foundation’s Art of Change Fellowship, was recognized among The Frederick Douglass 200, and was awarded the PEN/Nabokov Award for Achievement in International Literature.

Her classic, coming-of-age novel, The House on Mango Street, has sold over six million copies, has been translated into over twenty languages, and is required reading in elementary, high school, and universities across the nation.

In addition to her writing, Cisneros has fostered the careers of many aspiring and emerging writers through two non-profits she founded: the Macondo Foundation and the Alfredo Cisneros del Moral Foundation. She is also the organizer of Los MacArturos, Latino MacArthur fellows who are community activists. Her literary papers are preserved in Texas at the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University. 

Sandra Cisneros is a dual citizen of the United States and Mexico and earns her living by her pen. She currently lives in San Miguel de Allende.


San Antonio, Texas

Date of Birth:

December 20, 1954

Place of Birth:

Chicago, Illinois


B.A., Loyola University, 1976; M.F.A., University of Iowa Writers' Workshop, 1978

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Loose Woman 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
cvlibrarian on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Cisneros¿ collection of racy, sexy poems about love, life and family and politics, are sure to captivate her readers. She is very vivid and forceful with her free verse and due to its content; I would only recommend this book for students in the upper grades. A class in creative writing would find this collection useful because students will be able to relate to Cisneros¿ poignant words.
jamibea on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was the first book of poems that gave me permission to write whatever I wanted; it was the first book to show me that poetry doesn't have to rhyme or submit to a traditional form or theme. It's sassy freeverse at its best.
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cathy-in-tucson More than 1 year ago
I relished this book of poems. The lines are palpable. I got the sense of the Mexican influence for sure. I could taste the words and feel the loves won and lost. I love the grit and the beauty in her words and the feelings they invoke. Fabulous!
dreamcatchera1a More than 1 year ago
Sanda Cisneros has hit this one out of the park. No one is as adept at making you cry, junp for joy, or scream out in anger. Her lyrical voice begs for attention. Although her Latina heritage peeps through from time to time, this collection is a must for every woman everywhere. So brush up on your Spanish so you dont miss the nuances and hold on tight. This is one ride you should take. All the more exciting because im a man.