Cisneros, Sandra 1992

Wednesday, December 16, 1992
Art Institute of Chicago Auditorium

Inside they hide bright walls.
Turquoise or lipstick pink.
Good colors in another country.
Here they can’t make you forget

– Sandra Cisneros, from “Curtains” 

Listen to Sandra Cisneros read her work for the Poetry Center Reading Series:

Sandra Cisneros reads her poem, “Curtains,” at 33:31 minutes in the audio above.

They say I’m a beast.
And feast on it. When all along
I thought that’s what a woman was.

– Sandra Cisneros, “Loose Woman”

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