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  • LA COMANDANTE MAYA

    , by Margaret Randall

    Who was Rita Valdivia? In October 2017, we commemorate the 50th anniversary of Che Guevara’s death in Bolivia, occasion for tributes throughout the world. Margaret Randall defies the absence of women’s stories in Che’s myth, bringing us the brilliant poetry and powerful personal history of this (...)

  • By Reynaldo García Blanco

    , by Margaret Randall

    HONORABLE ROQUE DALTON (REVISITED)
    Honorable Roque Dalton, hell or heaven wherever you are we’ve been talking about you for a while. It rained in Medellin and the temperature was ten beers below zero. I despaired because my window looked out on the whores’ quarter and we were talking about (...)

  • By Yanira Marimón

    , by Margaret Randall

    Every year, on the same date
    to V.F.
    I never wanted to be just one among multitudes. My delusional eyes were accustomed to being spectators at an endless raging circus.
    I remember it: my feet obeyed the delirious rhythm.
    Someone shouted: A little faster! Imperiously
    (or another sort of (...)

  • By Chely Lima

    , by Margaret Randall

    Confused, uncertain, murky, ambiguous
    No one will take notice, that much is clear. You will be confused by your body, your voice trained to sound sweet, inoffensive. But you are you are you are you: A solitary man who lives between two worlds, looks in the mirror and sees only his (...)

  • By Alfredo Zaldívar

    , by Margaret Randall

    THE DOG / by Goya
    If I had to pick one painting at the Prado Museum The Maidens wouldn’t be my choice / too much for me.
    Nor The Surrender of Breda I contemplate sitting on a bench for hours that seemed centuries.
    Not even those drunken faces by Velázquez /my favorite painter, /the piece of (...)