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  • ABOUT LITTLE CHARLIE LINDBERGH - poems

    , by Margaret Randall

    Everyone Lied
    We wanted to make the world a better place but everyone lied, fought power with humble flesh, blood, brilliance, and the luck of the innocent.
    The enemy’s lies assaulted us, their language diminished our numbers, turned us against one another, touched lovers, confused our sense (...)

  • DAUGHTER OF LADY JAGUAR SHARK

    , by Margaret Randall

    Daughter of Lady Jaguar Shark
    I am still here, daughter of the great city,
    Tikal,
    counter of days,
    apprentice to scribes
    grinder of maiz
    the liquid brown of chocolate
    on my tongue.
    Daughter of Lady Jaguar Shark,
    artist,
    traveler to Copán, Chichén ,
    Palenque,
    carrier of copper, shells and (...)

  • CHE ON MY MIND

    , by Margaret Randall

    Ernesto Che Guevara occupies a place in our emotional iconography unsurpassed by anyone with the exception of Buddha, Mohammed, Marx, Mary or Jesus of Nazareth. Still contemporary—his death at thirty-nine isn’t yet half a century behind us—he is a figure revered in equal measure by both convinced (...)

  • MORE THAN THINGS: Essays

    , by Margaret Randall

    Things
    “No ideas but in things” —William Carlos Williams
    The wooden apple If I cup my palm around this wooden apple, my flesh knows a heft just a bit too light, a texture not moist or juicy enough. Not the life of living fruit but the history of art, of making things. Who recognized the raw (...)