Reading by Margaret Randall

Presented as part of the Writers Series (MFA Program in Writing)
March 31, 2017 4:30 pm
Reading by Margaret Randall
Writers’ Studio, San Francisco Campus

195 De Haro Street
Free and open to the public
Reception to follow (Writers' Studio)
More info: Naomi Washer, nwasher@cca.edu or 415.551.9237

Margaret Randall is a poet, essayist, oral historian, translator, photographer, and social activist. She lived in Latin America for 23 years (Mexico, Cuba, and Nicaragua).

From 1962 to 1969, she and Mexican poet Sergio Mondragón coedited El Corno Emplumado (The Plumed Horn), a bilingual literary quarterly that published some of the best new work of the sixties.

When she came home in 1984, the government ordered her deported because it found some of her writing to be “against the good order and happiness of the United States." With the support of many writers and others, she won her case in 1989.

Throughout the late 1980s and early 1990s, she taught at several universities, most often Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.

Randall’s most recent works of poetry include She Becomes Time, About Little Charlie Lindbergh, My Town, Como si la Silla Vacia (As if the Empty Chair), The Rhizome as a Field of Broken Bones, and Daughter of Lady Jaguar Shark (Wings Press).

Solo El Camino (Only the Road), a large bilingual anthology of Cuban poetry, is forthcoming this year.

Randall lives in New Mexico with her partner (now wife) of almost 30 years, the painter Barbara Byers, and travels extensively to read, lecture, and teach.

About the Writers Series

CCA's MFA Program in Writing proudly offers the Writers Series, a year-round literary series that features a continuum of talented, successful, and, in many cases, world-renowned writers and poets.

The series is both a curricular requirement (Friday Seminar) for our first-year graduate students and an integral part of the college's celebrated public programs schedule.