Sandra Cisneros is a poet, short story writer, novelist, essayist, and artist. She is the author of Bad Boys, My Wicked Wicked Ways, Loose Woman, Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories, The House on Mango Street, Caramelo, Have You Seen Marie?, and Bravo, Bruno. Her most recent books are A House of My Own: Stories from My Life, illustrated with photographs, and Puro Amor, in a dual-language edition translated by Liliana Valenzuela and featuring illustrations by the author. She is a citizen of both the United States and Mexico. Woman Without Shame: Poems (Knopf) is Cisneros’ first book of poetry in 28 years. With dozens of never-before-seen poems, the collection includes 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 her own heart.