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Woman Without Shame

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Thank you to NetGalley and Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group for this free ARC.

Beautiful poems by the one and only Sandra Cisneros.

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Some captivating lines here and there, but in general, the poems suffer from too much telling and not enough showing, to use an old standby. They have the feel of trying too hard to explain a point rather than allowing imagery and lyricism do their job. Sometimes I feel that Cisneros’s work is overrated. This is one of those times.

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Thank you to Sandra Cisneros, Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Knopf, and Netgalley for this advanced reader copy (ARC) of "Woman Without Shame: Poems" in exchange for an honest review.

I love this. I love this. I love this. I found my heart in my throat, in between my teeth, and pressing to get out from between my lips as I read several of these pieces. I love her strong, unashamed reality of everything about the aging body, about interacting with modernity, with the clashes between Mexico and the US, with death and sex, and generations that are ashamed of these things.

I will be ending up with a personal copy of this one and one for my classroom.

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