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Ruins (Mary Burritt Christiansen Poetry)

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In this poetry collection, Margaret Randall uses the metaphor of ruins to meditate on time's movement--through memory, through cities, through the leavings of history, and through the bodies of people who have experienced time's transformations and traumas. Randall's ruins include not only Chaco Canyon, Hovenweep, Teotihuacan, Machu Picchu, Kiet Siel, Petra, and sites in ancient Greece and Egypt, but also Auschwitz-Birkenau and lives shattered by torture and oppression.

"Always there is that moment of arrival, as another reality rises before me, superimposed upon the one I live today. Sometimes the membrane is torn, and I find myself moving in and out. Boundaries dissolve. A mysterious space, between then and now, warns as it invites: promising revelation and maybe also fresh trauma if I am willing to risk its secrets."--Margaret Randall, in the Introduction

About the Author

Writer and social activist Margaret Randall is the author of more than eighty published books, including To Change the World: My Years in Cuba (2009) and, most recently, As If the Empty Chair / Como si la silla vaca (a bilingual book of poetry) and First Laugh (essays). She lives in Albuquerque.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780826350671
Author:
Randall, Margaret
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Poetics
Publication Date:
20110831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
8 x 5.5 in

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