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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1994-04-26
  • Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Inc
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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. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Author Biography

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 <b>The House on Mango Street</b> and <b>Caramelo</b>, a collection of short stories <b>Woman Hollering Creek</b>, a book of poetry <b>Loose Woman</b>, and a children's book <b>Hairs/Pelitos</b>. She lives in San Antonio, Texas.<br><br><br><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

Table of Contents

Little Clown, My Heartp. 3
You Bring Out the Mexican in Mep. 4
Original Sinp. 7
Old Maidsp. 9
I Let Him Take Mep. 11
Extreme Unctionp. 12
A Few Items to Considerp. 14
I Am So in Love I Grow a New Hymenp. 16
Your Name Is Minep. 18
Something Like Rivers Ranp. 19
You My Saltwater Pearlp. 21
You Like to Give and Watch Me My Pleasurep. 23
Christ You Delight Mep. 25
En Route to My Lover I Am Detained by Too Many Cities and Human Frailtyp. 26
Dulzurap. 27
You Called Me Corazonp. 28
Love Poem for a Non-Believerp. 29
The Heart Rounds Up the Usual Suspectsp. 33
Waiting for a Loverp. 34
Well, If You Insistp. 36
Pumpkin Eaterp. 37
I Am So Depressed I Feel Like Jumping in the River Behind My House but Won't Because I'm Thirty-Eight and Not Eighteenp. 39
Bay Poem from Berkeleyp. 40
After Everythingp. 41
I Want to Be a Father Like the Menp. 43
El Alacran Guerop. 45
Thing in My Shoep. 47
Night Madness Poemp. 49
I Don't Like Being in Lovep. 51
Amorcito Corazonp. 52
A Little Grief Like Gouachep. 53
Full Moon and You're Not Herep. 54
My Friend Turns Beautiful Before My Eyesp. 56
Perrasp. 58
Unos Cuantos Piquetitosp. 59
With Lorenzo at the Center of the Universe, el Zocalo, Mexico Cityp. 60
I Awake in the Middle of the Night and Wonder If You've Been Takenp. 64
Small Madnessp. 65
Heart, My Lovely Hobop. 69
I Am on My Way to Oklahoma to Bury the Man I Nearly Left My Husband Forp. 70
Cloudp. 72
Tu Que Sabes de Amorp. 73
Once Again I Prove the Theory of Relativityp. 74
Fan of a Floating Womanp. 76
That Beautiful Boy Who Lives Across from the Handy Andyp. 77
Black Lace Bra Kind of Womanp. 78
Down Therep. 79
Los Desnudos: A Triptychp. 86
Mexicans in Francep. 91
My Nemesis Arrives After a Long Hiatusp. 93
A Man in My Bed Like Cracker Crumbsp. 96
Bienvenido Poem for Sophiep. 97
Arturito the Amazing Baby Olmec Who Is Mine by Way of Waterp. 98
Jumping off Roofsp. 100
Why I Didn'tp. 102
Las Girlfriendsp. 105
Champagne Poem for La Josiep. 107
Still Life with Potatoes, Pearls, Raw Meat, Rhinestones, Lard, and Horse Hoovesp. 108
Vino Tintop. 111
Loose Womanp. 112
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