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Loose Woman: Session Inspired by Sandra Cisneros

  • WE Labs 235 East Broadway, 8th Floor Long Beach, CA, 90802 United States (map)

Tonight's session is inspired by Loose Woman by Sandra Cisneros.

We will read and discuss poems from the book. Materials will be provided. Please bring something to write with (pen + paper or computer). There will be at least two writing prompts. 

Everyone welcome

$3 Donation Suggested


Sandra Cisneros was born in Chicago in 1954, to a Mexican father and a Chicana mother; she has six brothers and is the only daughter in the family. She moved frequently during her childhood and visited Mexico often, to visit her paternal grandmother. She is the author of the novel The House on Mango Street and several collections of poetry including My Wicked, Wicked Ways and Loose Woman.

Well, If You Insist

Sandra Cisneros


My body, this

body, that has

nothing to do

with who

I am. But

it’s my body,

this body you

long for. Sinew


and twist of flesh,

helix of desire and vanity.


These bodies. Your body.


My body. Ours

swallowing each other

whole. This. That.

Neck. Mouth. Cock. Cunt.


Little terrorist, you terrify me.

Come in then. Climb on. Get in.

Well, if you insist. If you


Earlier Event: July 21