A provocative, challenging, and ultimately uplifting memoir in poems to be read aloud or in silence, performed on stage, or naked in the middle of a supermarket. Rage and Love have found a safe meeting place at last.
Shameless Woman is Magdalena Gómez's first published poetry collection. The long-awaited volume includes both unpublished and previously published works from the 1970s through 2013. Seven of the poems in the book are in the staged performance of her work, Dancing in My Cockroach Killers, the acclaimed Off-Broadway musical co-produced by Pregones Theater and the Puerto Rican Traveling Theater.
"Magdalena Gómez offers us miraculous combinations: social protest with endearing humor; authentic human insights of both U.S. and Puerto Rican society, and feminist inspiration with universal truths. ..."
Muriel Fox, co-founder, National Organization for Women (N.O.W.)
"Gómez is a poet with a thousand tongues; a mouth full of razors and flowers. Shameless Woman is a provocative and deliciously scandalous, hip and feisty celebration of love, redemption and defiance ...."
Jose Angel Figueroa, poet and professor, Boricua College
SHAMELESS is a new perfume -- an olfactory homage to Magdalena Gomez -- released by the Alkemia arts family. It's available as a special combo package with Shameless Woman, Magdalena's book of poetry .