Here is a collection of poetry by the author of the acclaimed books The House on Mango Street and Woman Hollering Creek. Here are verses comic and sad, radiantly pure and plainspoken.
"All poets would do well to follow the example of Sandra Cisneros, who takes no prisoners and has not made a single compromise in her language."
--Los Angeles Times
"Here the young voice of Esperanza of The House on Mango Street merges with that of the grown woman/poet. My Wicked Wicked Ways is a kind of international graffiti, where the poet--bold and insistent--puts her mark on those traveled places on the map and in the heart."
Sandra Cisneros was born in Chicago in 1954. She has worked as a teacher to high school dropouts, a poet-in-the-schools, a college recruiter, and an arts administrator. Internationally acclaimed for her poetry and fiction, and the recipient of numerous awards, Cisneros is also the author of Woman Hollering Creek and Other Stories, My Wicked Wicked Ways, and Loose Woman. The daughter of a Mexican father and a Mexican-American mother, and sister to six brothers, she is nobody's mother and nobody's wife. She lives in San Antonio, Texas, and is currently at work on a novel.