My Wicked Wicked Ways Poems Hailed as not only a gifted writer but an absolutely essential one The New York Times Book Review Sandra Cisneros has firmly established herself as an author of electrifying talent Here are verses

  • Title: My Wicked Wicked Ways: Poems
  • Author: Sandra Cisneros
  • ISBN: 9780679418214
  • Page: 312
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Hailed as not only a gifted writer, but an absolutely essential one The New York Times Book Review , Sandra Cisneros has firmly established herself as an author of electrifying talent Here are verses, comic and sad, radiantly pure and plainspoken, that reveal why her stories have been praised for their precision and musicality of language.

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    1. Since this book came into my hands in the right time, pictures and colors Sandra used to paint her thoughts and feelings found reflection in my inner world. Reading poetry (for me) is an act of deep intimacy with myself, hence I wouldn't want to discuss what I liked or disliked. For millions of dependent reasons you either open up to the flow of words and experience an avalanche of emotions or your world rejects it.

    2. This is the book and the poet responsible for me becoming totally hooked on poetry. I think it had a lot to do with the familiarity of the subject of the poems, growing up in working class Latino neighborhoods, the culture and just surviving the ever present cruelty of childhood. Beautiful free verse that stimulates every sense. Even now as I write this I can smell the fresh tortillas, hear the music and the shrieks of the kids as they kick a ball up and down the street. I wish I was out there w [...]

    3. Beautiful Man--FranceI saw a beautiful man todayat the café.Very beautiful.But I can't seewithout my glasses.So I ask the woman next to me.Yup, she says, he's beautiful.But I don't believe herand go to see for myself.She's right.He is.Do you speak English?I say to the beautiful man.A little, the beautiful man says to me.You are beautiful, I say.No two ways about it.He says beautifully, Merci.

    4. I feel like this is the book where you get the closest to catching an honest glimpse into who Cisneros is and what she's about. Her poetry also makes you hunger to be free - emotionally and physically. In particular, her poems about Greece (where she spent a year writing) awaken a deep urge in me and remind me to live for something more than a paycheck.

    5. This collection was incredible. I try to read a few books of poetry a year, and while there have been many that I've enjoyed, by the end of this book I was reminded of my love of poetry, and in a burst I read the last 50 pages devouring every line.Sandra Cisneros is a writer who understands that poetry is as much what is said as is what isn't said. Each word in these poems is carefully selected so that one gets a feeling. And that feeling lingers in the reader long after they have finished the c [...]

    6. My Wicked, Wicked Ways is a nice, solid collection of poems. Cisneros explores life as a woman growing up in a Latinx family in Chicago, talking about her experience of her Mexican heritage: familial expectations, socioeconomic status, the way people treated her because of where her family came from. She also describes life as a single woman and an author, reaching once again into the ring with the grand forces of society and challenging them. She is insistent and tangibly here to inspire a chan [...]

    7. Although I keep trying from time to time, I'm not much of a fan of written poetry. I need to hear/see it performed to really appreciate it. That's probably true of the poems in this book as well--I'm sure I'd like them more if I saw Cisneros reading them. But the lack of voice didn't deter from their overall impact, and I thoroughly enjoy reading these poems. Perhaps because her voice is actually quite clear throughout.

    8. I have read all of Sandra Cisneros books and am a fan of her writing. She reminds me of Bukowski in that her writing is so simplistic and plainspoken and yet she is able to pull it off brilliantly with that sprinkle of literary magic.

    9. Beautifully written and unbelievably sad in some parts, I found it helpful to read these poems out loud. There are some amazing passages though and her writing makes you feel feminine and powerful.

    10. Loved most of the poems in here. Cisneros does some interesting things with internal rhymes and cadence--some of the poems have almost a nursery-rhyme rhythm to them, and it really works.

    11. It is a joy to read Cisneros first genre--poetry. Her poems are sparse and honest and draw out truth in vivid imagery. One of my favorites: Abuelito WhoAbuelito who throws coins like rainand asks who loves himwho is dough and feathers who is a watch and a glass of water whose hair is made of fur is too sad to come downstairs todaywho tells me in Spanish you are my diamondwho tells me in English you are my skywhose little eyes are stringcan't come out to playsleeps in his little room all night an [...]

    12. I really enjoyed the poems in the second half of the book versus the ones in the beginning because I related to them more. Cisneros really knows how to take everyday emotions that may seem like simple topics and turn them into such a thought provoking poem that I had to keep my highlighter near by because every other page was a poem that I felt in my soul! She also inspires me to write my own poems (I’m no poet and my poems are terrible) but she makes you want to write, she makes you want to e [...]

    13. I meant to pace myself through this and instead fell hard and fast for the poems inside and finished it up in an evening. There is so much personal account mixed with imagery and well worded simplicity that I think it's very easy to relate to most of the poems here. I need to read it again just to take it all back in. I will be reading more of Ms. Cisneros work.

    14. A collection about love and love lost, but mostly about failing to adhere to society's expectations of proper female behavior. Does that make someone wicked? Not really. But many readers will find recognition in these spare lines, repetition, and stark imagery.

    15. At first, I thought I'd found another disappointing book, but this book has two parts and two voices. The first is choppy:That baby in a box like a valentineand I thinking it is wrongus in our raw red anklesFrom "Velorio"And then beginning with the section "Other Countries," we are confronted with a smoother, more confident voice that remains throughout the rest of the collection:Odd for such a city poet like meto find such comfort in the dark--I who always feared it--and yetI loved the way it w [...]

    16. These poems are beautiful, tied to language + land, personal (naming names), + please read this collection because the way Cisneros uses words is 2 parts honest + genius.

    17. What fascinates me about this generation of Hollywood is not how similar it is to what we know now, but how widely different the world was. To put it in contrast with the books I've previously spoken about here, at the height of Flynn's career, Alvin Karpis was locked away in Alcatraz, still an international celebrity for robbing banks with John Dillinger and Bonnie and Clyde, and not long before, William Seabrook had eaten human flesh in Africa and committed himself to a mental asylum because t [...]

    18. Cisneros is just one of those writers who manage to encapsulate all the nuances of womanhood far more perfectly and completely than any Discourse. My wicked, wicked ways is what it says on the tin: we get women being the wild ones, having all the adventures that were reserved once only for men; whether this is sexual in nature or even as something as simple as being allowed to wonder at the night in safety (this one hit home so hard).In some ways it's a linear narrative: we get the kid with all [...]

    19. The peral of the oyster that is Sandra Cisneros. I have read The House on Mango Street and Woman Hollering Creek and loved both of them but I must say when I read this the others paled in comparison. I see now where she was a poet before she wrote stories and novels. I also agree that getting into the second half of the book, somewhere in Other Countries, is when this collection of poetry gets extremely bare-breast honest and unapologetic. I don't agree that "over-similar" is a critique in this [...]

    20. "Mariela"One day you forget his bitter smelland one day you forget your shame.You remember how your small cryrose like a blackbird from the corn,when you picked yourself up from the earthhow the clouds moved on."A woman cutting celery"A thin blond veinrises from the corner of her jawlike a crack in a porcelain plate.A car door slams.But he does not come home.This is how the story begins."Beatrice"Kiss me.I am an odd geometryof elbows and skin,a lopsided symmetry of sinand virtue. And you.I can f [...]

    21. I read this for class. I'm really glad of two things, one that I got over my disdain for poetry before I had to read this, and that I had read House On Mango Street and so was familiar with Sandra Cisneros' voice. These poems are very honest, which anyone who's read it knows, Cisneros is an honest author. There's a piece of her in everything she writes. And she has stated that she feels that poetry is the most honest a person can be. More honest than fiction/prose. I really enjoyed this book of [...]

    22. I also picked up “My Wicked Wicked Ways” by Sandra Cisneros. I liked her “House on Mango Street” for it’s portrayal of growing up and I liked that as a chicagoan that the house was in our city. I once was turned away from an overcapacity reading of hers. I also have to share that the address she gives for the house was a Jiffy Lube franchise the time I looked. It may be something different now. This isn’t about that book, but it sort of is. The book was poetry in itself, so it is har [...]

    23. maybe not quite as skillful as Loose Woman, but this is an earlier collection, and it was still excellent. the section "other countries" about her travels and encounters in europe was magical; i loved itandout poems:prefacemuddy kid comes home marielaletter to ilona from the south of franceletter to jahn franco - venicepeaches - six in a tin bowl, sarajevomonsieur mon ami

    24. Cisneros as a gift for language that's ripe and luscious, yet I was a little disappointed in this collection of poetry. I guess, after reading Loose Woman (published 4 years before this), I was expecting the same ballsy-ness throughout the whole collection. This seemed much more reflective, which, I guess, really wasn't what I was looking for at that moment. Still, there are some lovely pieces. It's still a keeper.

    25. i tend to find poetry alienating and too often obscure and pretentious. but the house on mango street and woman hollering creek have built up such a trust for me in the author that i just flew through her poetry collection and delighted in it. cisneros has command of a pathos and lyricism and HUMOR that just flows from her pen. she's the real, contemporary deal, folks.

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