Born in New York in 1936, Randall grew up in New Mexico before living for twenty-three years in Mexico, Cuba, and Nicaragua. In Mexico she co-founded and edited El corno emplumado/The Plumed Horn, a vanguard bilingual literary journal of the 1960s. In Cuba and Nicaragua she worked with other artists to contribute to social change. Randall returned to the U.S. in 1984, only to face attacks on her writing that led to an effort to deport her under the McCarran-Walter Immigration and Nationality Act. After a five-year battle, joined by many of the nation's outstanding artists, writers, unionists, religious leaders, and others, she won her case in 1989.
Margaret Randall currently resides in the state of New Mexico. Margaret Randall was born in 1936.
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Making connections that are intimate and integral Dec 8, 2002
Where They Left You For Dead/halfway Home showcases thirty-eight poems by Margaret Randall, who wrote them to her lifetime companion who suffers chronic pain. An accomplished poet and author of some eighty published titles, this compendium is remarkable for making connections that are intimate and integral as they weave thoughts into words, and words into feelings. Time Changes: This week, reduced to the rapidity/of surprise,/ends almost before it begins./I do not speak of measurable time./Yes, I do know Monday defeats Sunday,/Tuesday rounds the inevitable turn/in the road, and Wednesday/crests the mountain ridge/as we fall backward/toward the week's end./Action slows then speeds/like the small wooden boat/as it slips off the tongue of water/into the churning rapid./I am talking about time/moving too fast for comfort,/altogether now,/and salty, not sweet./Or perhaps it is the other way around:/each gesture so mindfully sweet/that I stand/here turning it in my hands:/bereaved, astonished.