MargaretRandall StormClouds

Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 6:00 pm PST

Margaret Randall

Price: Free (Registration Required)

Margaret Randall discusses her new book Stormclouds Like Unkept Promises, by Margaret Randal with photos by Barbara Byers, published by Casa Urraca Press


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Margaret Randall discusses her new book

Stormclouds Like Unkept Promises

By Margaret Randal with photos by Barbara Byers

published by Casa Urraca Press

The legendary feminist and revolutionary Margaret Randall once again turns her eye to keen, insightful poetry. Stormclouds Like Unkept Promises is both political and personal as one, with turns into mythology and language. For the first time, this book publishes Randall alongside her longtime partner (now wife), the visual artist Barbara Byers, whose boldly textured black-and-white photography accompanies the written work. Their brilliance, put together, results in a collection with all the power and beauty of a looming storm.

Margaret Randall is a feminist poet, writer, translator, photographer and social activist. She is the author, editor, and translator of nearly 200 books which include several collections of poetry. She has received numerous honors for her work including the 2019 Hayde´e Santamari´a Medal from Casa de las Americas in Havana, and the 2019 Poet of Two Hemispheres Prize, presented by Ecuador’s Poesi´a en Paralelo Cero as well as many others. She has lived for extended periods in Albuquerque, New York, Seville, Mexico City, Havana, and Managua Nicaragua.

Barbara Byers is an educator, mixed media artist, and photographer living in New Mexico.

Praise for Stormclouds Like Unkept Promises

“Two dedicated artists at the peak of their powers ”
– Rosemary Catacalos, 2013 Texas Poet Laureate

“The tight black and white composition, absent any distracting color, and the crisp focus bring you incisively to the heart of the matter.”
– Rupert Chambers, fine art photographer

“In short, with these poems, Margaret Randall reaffirms herself as one of our most lucid and tireless minds, as one of the voices of our time that deserve to be followed with diligence and devotion.”
– Víctor Rodríguez Núñez, author of With a Strange Scent of World



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Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 6:00 pm PST

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Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 9:00 pm PST


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