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  • By Laura Ruiz Montes

    , by Margaret Randall

    NUMBERS
    In some other city it’s always surprising to find what we expect of this country’s nights. Surprising to find that the scent my grandmother celebrated for years still exists.
    1800 isn’t only an eau de cologne. Neither is it just a number, but something refused at every border yet still (...)

  • THE MORNING AFTER: POETRY AND PROSE IN A POST-TRUTH WORLD

    , by Margaret Randall

    The Morning After
    —To the children
    It’s the morning after and the polar bear licks blood from his foot’s white fur. Ice is jagged and cuts, its islands recede to the beat of human denial. Far to the south: a dying parrot’s heart cries.
    It’s the morning after and beneath the wall long scarring (...)

  • EXPORTING REVOLUTION: CUBA’S GLOBAL SOLIDARITY

    , by Margaret Randall

    In her new book, Exporting Revolution, Margaret Randall explores the Cuban Revolution’s impact on the outside world, tracing Cuba’s international outreach in healthcare, disaster relief, education, literature, art, liberation struggles, and sports. Randall combines personal observations and (...)

  • CHE ON MY MIND

    , by Margaret Randall

    Salil Biswas did the Bengali translation of Che on My Mind, originally published in English by Duke University Press in 2013.

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

    , by Margaret Randall

    LAURA RUIZ MONTES
    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 (...)