450 pages of poetry from 30 books over 60 years

TIME’S LANGUAGE: SELECTED POEMS 1959-2018 Wings Press, San Antonio, Texas - Edited by Katherine M. Hedeen and Víctor Rodríguez Núñez

, by Margaret Randall

Ultimately, there are two kinds of poets: those who have a long vitae and those who have an amazing life. Just glancing at Margaret Randall’s list of works is enough to show us we are before a distinguished and prolific writer. Beginning with Giant of Tears in 1959, she has published over forty poetry collections. To this we can add dozens more—works of oral history, essays, photography, translations, and anthologies—for a total of approximately one hundred books, many of which have been translated into Bengali, Bulgarian, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Slovenian, Turkish, and for over four decades, Spanish. Yet this impressive catalog of publications pales in comparison to her life.
(from prologue by Hedeen and Rodríguez Núñez)