Readings by Demetria Martinez, Margaret Randall, and Sabra Moore at Collected Works Bookstore
Women who dare
On Saturday, Jan. 21, at 6 p.m., Collected Works Bookstore (202 Galisteo St., 505-988-4226) launches a new social justice series with Resistance & Resilience: Demetria Martinez. Martinez, a poet and activist, discusses her writing and social justice work in honor of the Women’s March on Washington taking place that day. She was born in Albuquerque in 1960 and teaches in the annual William Joiner Center for the Study of War and Social Consequences at the University of Massachusetts. At 3 p.m. on Sunday,
Jan. 22, the series continues with an illustrated reading and Q&A with Margaret Randall and Sabra Moore.
Randall has been writing, translating, and promoting poetry with an eye toward social justice since the 1960s. She co-edited El Corno Emplumado (The Plumed Horn), an influential bilingual literary magazine in the ‘60s, and is the author of numerous books including More Than Things (University of Nebraska Press, 2013), Haydée Santamaría, Cuban Revolutionary: She Led By Transgression (Duke University Press, 2015), and She Becomes Time (Wings Press, 2016). She is editor and translator of Only the Road/Solo El Camino: Eight Decades of Cuban Poetry (Duke University Press, 2016), which showcases the work of more than 50 poets.
Moore is the author of Openings: A Memoir From the Women’s Art Movement, New York City 1970-1992
(New Village Press, 2016), which explores the time she spent as a politically active artist in New York, where she moved in 1966, including her time as a volunteer at the city’s first legal abortion clinic and organizing protests at the Museum of Modern Art. The memoir is also deeply personal, chronicling the danger she faced in her romantic relationships.
— Jennifer Levin