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  • ONLY THE ROAD / SOLO EL CAMINO: Eight Decades of Cuban Poetry

    , by Margaret Randall

    De sitios y posiciones
    Que no mantenga al enfermo tanto rato en la misma posición –dijo el medico. Que lo vire a un lado –luego a otro. Que cuide sus pulmones. Que no permanezca muchas horas bocarriba. Que lo mueva… -lo (con) mueva?
    Yo, un producto genuinamente nacional, fui (...)


    , by Margaret Randall

    A talking stick, sometimes called a speaker’s staff, is an instrument of aboriginal democracy used by many native tribes and adopted by a number of contemporary groups—political, discussion, creative, therapeutic, recovery—as a way of assuring all voices will be heard. The person (...)


    , by Margaret Randall

    Written in Patria o Muerte
    When night shrouds this Havana street its buildings might be freshly painted, no electrical wires struggling for power, no despair hanging from a full moon pale orange in duplicitous sky.
    Night the great equalizer— what we do not see cannot make us sad. Fifty-six (...)


    , by Margaret Randall

    We love and nourish one another, live together, and for each of us our art is the focus of the physical space we inhabit: two working studios side by side. So it is only natural that from time to time what one does motivates an ekphrastic response in the other. Like the proverbial chicken and (...)