Margaret Randall

Margaret Randall
Photo by Jim Norrena
“Then I saw what the calling was :
it was the road I traveled”
- Muriel Rukeyser

My life and work have been profoundly informed by parents who gave me love and adventure, and encouraged creativity; the dramatic desert canyons, rich colors and open skies of the southwestern United States; Socialist ideals; the second wave of feminism; and the generous mentorship of many great friends and colleagues. My children, grandchildren, and great grandchild are always with me, even when far away; and my spouse Barbara is bedrock. New York’s abstract expressionist painters in the 1950s, Mexico and her struggles of the 1960s, the Cuban revolution’s second brave decade in the 1970s, the Vietnamese people’s struggle against US attack and occupation in that same decade, and the Sandinista attempt to change Nicaragua in the early 1980s were places and events that shaped me. The exploration of ancient sites continues to be a source of nourishment, and I have long been involved with oral tradition. I deeply believe in humanistic values, combating our culture of violence and greed, and art as a tool for change. I invite you to enter my website, learn about my books, read my poetry and look at my photographic images.

This Is About Incest

THE GREEN CLOTHES HAMPERRain almost hides my mountains today. Low clouds snag the rocky skirts. Colors of rain and clouds clean everything. I speak of the rain, the clouds, the living colors of this land because it seems impossible to cut this silence with the words my grandfather was a sick and evil man posing as healer. Now I retrieve his hands and eyes his penis filling my tiny infant mouth as he forced himself into a body, mine, that still finds reason easier than feeling. This (...)

Most recent articles

Latest articles

  • Memory Says Yes

    , by Margaret Randall

    THE GLOVES
    for Rhoda Waller
    Yes we did march around somewhere and yes it was cold we shared our gloves because we had a pair between us and a New York City cop also shared his big gloves with me
    strange, he was there to keep (...)

  • Cuban Women Now

    , by Margaret Randall

    My first book about Cuban Women: interviews with women from all areas of life, from those in leadership positions to young women, factory and farmworkers, ex-maids and prostitutes, and veterans of Cuba’s war of liberation.

  • Christians in the Nicaraguan Revolution

    , by Margaret Randall

    Liberation Theology, as it played itself out in the context of Nicaragua’s Sandinista Revolution. This book features two experiences: one in the base community of Santa Maria de los Angeles, in a working-class neighborhood of Managua; the other in Ernesto Cardenal’s community on an island in the (...)

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