CW Social Justice Series: Margaret Randal & Sabra Moore

Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 3:00pm

About the Books:

Only the Road/Solo El Camino ed. Margaret Randal

Featuring the work of more than fifty poets writing across the last eight decades,Only the Road / Solo el Camino is the most complete bilingual anthology of Cuban poetry available to an English readership. It is distinguished by its stylistic breadth and the diversity of its contributors, who come from throughout Cuba and its diaspora and include luminaries, lesser-known voices, and several Afro-Cuban and LGBTQ poets. Nearly half of the poets in the collection are women. Only the Road paints a full and dynamic picture of modern Cuban life and poetry, highlighting their unique features and idiosyncrasies, the changes across generations, and the ebbs and flows between repression and freedom following the Revolution. Poet Margaret Randall, who translated each poem, contributes extensive biographical notes for each poet and a historical introduction to twentieth-century Cuban poetry. 

Openings: A Memoir from the Women's Art Movement, New York City 1970-1992 by Sabra Moore

In this vividly illustrated narrative, author Sabra Moore chronicles twenty-two years of her life and interactions with other women artists finding ways to create politically and personally meaningful artworks, exhibitions, protests, and institutions in response to war, government corruption, struggles for reproductive freedom, and racial tension—all while fighting for greater representation and opportunities for women in the art world.

Gracefully mixing bold historical accounts, poignant personal narratives, and nuanced introspection about writing, identity, family, and dreams, Moore illuminates a breadth of women's struggles and triumphs. She writes of her volunteer work in New York City's first legal abortion clinic, her own nearly fatal incomplete abortion in Guinea, and the abuse she experienced in a relationship with her former art teacher. She narrates her work organizing protests against the Museum of Modern Art, creating politically charged exhibitions with her peers in New York and beyond, and publishing a collaborative feminist art journal with the Heresies Collective.

The book is printed in full color and illustrated throughout with 950 images of the art, artmaking, posters, news media, and photographic images of these activist women artists.


About the Authors:

Margaret Randall is the author of dozens of books of poetry and prose, including Haydée Santamaría, Cuban Revolutionary: She Led by Transgression andChe on My Mind, both also published by Duke University Press.

Sabra Moore is an artist, writer, and activist. After moving to New York in 1966, she became a leading creative force within the feminist art movement. Moore's artistic and political involvement was showcased in the feature length film The Heretics (2011). Her newest works are showing May–August 2016 in an exhibition at the New Mexico State Capital Rotunda in Sante Fe, and her most recent solo museum show, Out of the Woods, was at the Harwood Museum in Taos in 2007. She authored and illustrated the trade book Petroglyphs: Ancient Language/ Sacred Art (1997), and her artist's books can be found in several museum collections, including the Brooklyn Museum and the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

Only the Road / Solo El Camino: Eight Decades of Cuban Poetry Cover Image
By Margaret Randall (Editor), Margaret Randall (Translator)
ISBN: 9780822362296
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Published: Duke University Press - October 17th, 2016

Openings: A Memoir from the Women's Art Movement, New York City 1970-1992 Cover Image
By Sabra Moore, Lucy R. Lippard (Foreword by), Margaret Randall (Foreword by)
ISBN: 9781613320181
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Published: New Village Press - October 25th, 2016