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  • THE RHIZOME AS A FIELD OF BROKEN BONES - new poetry

    , by Margaret Randall

    </Lips Long Since Returned to Forest Mulch
    The Maya wrote their concept of zero as a resting oval with small curved lines, one on top two at the bottom, coming together in points at either end. Three shorter lines rise within like eyelashes or tiny sails.
    The glyph is a leaf, a seed, (...)

  • Where Do We Go From Here?

    , by Margaret Randall

    Through the cold glass of a winter window
    where crazed weather holds my breath
    to task,
    a tangled canopy of tree and sky
    becomes that ornately carved pediment:
    Banteay Shrei in late afternoon
    just south of where great rivers
    are diverted by Chinese dams—
    visions of yuan, mouths (...)

  • RUINS CD

    , by Margaret Randall

    Selection of poems from Margaret Randall’s RUINS (University of New Mexico Press, 2011) recorded by Daniel Staniforth and Rebsie Fairholm. Original music composed and/or arranged by Staniforth and performed by Staniforth and Fairholm, with vocals, cello, double bass, guitars, ukulele, (...)

  • RUINS - poems

    , by Margaret Randall

    In Search of the Next Sun
    At Teotihuácan I watch helpless as you slip away, are sucked, taken from this time into that other. You walk beside me, children and grandchildren scattered oblivious between pyramids of Sun and Moon along broad Avenue of the Dead, but I know it is only your shell (...)