Cisneros, Sandra

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Sandra Cisneros was born on December 20, 1954 and raised in Chicago. Cisneros is the daughter of a Mexican father and a Mexican-American mother. She was educated in the Midwest before moving to the Southwest in 1984. Cisneros graduated from the Iowa Writer's Workshop, and has lived in San Antonio for most of the last twenty years. She has worked as a teacher to high school dropouts, a poet-in-the-schools, a college recruiter, an arts administrator, and most recently, as a visiting writer at a number of universities around the country. Cisneros is a well-recognized and influential Chicana writer who draws heavily upon her childhood experiences and ethnic heritage. She frequently addresses poverty, cultural suppression, self-identity and gender roles in her fiction and poetry. Cisneros won the American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation, an NEA Grant, a MacArthur "genius" award, among many others. All of Cisneros' prose has been published in Spanish in the United States.

From the description of Cisneros collection, 1984-2001. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 53378464

Sandra Cisneros was born on December 20, 1954 and raised in Chicago. She was the third child and only daughter in a family of seven children. Cisneros is the daughter of a Mexican father and a Mexican-American mother. She was educated in the Midwest before moving to the Southwest in 1984. Cisneros graduated from the Iowa Writer's Workshop, and has lived in San Antonio for most of the last twenty years. She has worked as a teacher to high school dropouts, a poet-in-the-schools, a college recruiter, an arts administrator, and most recently, as a visiting writer at a number of universities around the country.

Sandra Cisneros is a well-recognized and influential Chicana writer who draws heavily upon her childhood experiences and ethnic heritage. She frequently addresses poverty, cultural suppression, self-identity and gender roles in her fiction and poetry. She has been the subject of many academic studies and theses. Cisneros won the American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation, an NEA Grant, a MacArthur "genius" award, among many others. All of Cisneros' prose has been published in Spanish in the United States. Her books have also been translated into ten languages and published internationally.

From the guide to the Sandra Cisneros Collection, 1984-2001, (Amherst College Archives and Special Collections)

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creatorOf Cisneros, Sandra. Cisneros collection, 1984-2001. Amherst College Library
referencedIn Rebolledo, Tey Diana, 1937-. Tey Diana Rebolledo papers, 1987-2005. University of New Mexico-Main Campus
referencedIn Mondini-Ruiz, Franco, 1961-. Oral history interview with Franco Mondini-Ruiz, 2004 July 7-8 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Hector Torres Papers, 1978-2010 University of New Mexico. Center for Southwest Research.
referencedIn Rodriguez-Diaz, Angel,. Oral history interview with Angel Rodriguez-Diaz, 2004 Apr. 23-May 7 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn News and Information Services (University of Michigan) Faculty and Staff Files, 1944-2005, 1960-1995 Bentley Historical Library , University of Michigan
referencedIn Sandra Cisneros. Texas Woman's University Library, Mary Evelyn Blagg-Huey Library
referencedIn Haines, Cynthia Farah, 1949-. Cynthia Farah Writers of the Southwest photograph collection addition 2 [picture]. University of New Mexico-Main Campus
referencedIn Women of Hope Poster Collection, 1995 University of New Mexico. Center for Southwest Research.
referencedIn Records of, Sojourner, (inclusive), (bulk), 1920-2004, 1975-2002 Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute
creatorOf Sandra Cisneros Collection, 1984-2001 Amherst College Archives and Special Collections
referencedIn Rodriguez-Diaz, Angel,. Oral history interview with Angel Rodriguez-Diaz, 2004 April 23-May 7 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Tey Diana Rebolledo Papers, 1987-2005 University of New Mexico. Center for Southwest Research.
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associatedWith Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center (San Antonio, Tex.) corporateBody
associatedWith Liz-Lepiorz, Idaljiza person
associatedWith Mondini-Ruiz, Franco, 1961- person
associatedWith Rebolledo, Tey Diana, 1937- person
associatedWith Rodriguez-Diaz, Angel, person
associatedWith Rodriguez-Diaz, Angel, person
associatedWith Sojourner (Cambridge, Mass.) corporateBody
associatedWith Torres, Hector Avalos, 1955-2010 person
associatedWith University of Michigan. News and Information Services. corporateBody
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