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From El Corno Emplumado/ The Plumed Horn: Selections

Editor: Margaret Randall
46 pages, softcover, saddle-stitch binding

From January, 1962 through July, 1969, El Corno Emplumado / The Plumed Horn was on the cutting edge of independent publishing. The bilingual quarterly, which ran from 100 to almost 300 pages per issue, published some of the best new work to come out of Latin and North America—with occasional sections from Canada, Finland, France, and other countries. Its 3,000 copies were distributed worldwide. The journal was founded and co-edited by Margaret Randall and Sergio Mondragon. In its last year Robert Cohen replaced Mondragon on the masthead. Because it took a stand in defense of Mexico’s 1968 Student Movement, in mid-1969 the journal was forced to close. It had published 31 issues and a dozen books. This volume offers a unique selection of work from the legendary journal.

Author Biography:

MARGARET RANDALL is a poet, essayist, photographer and social activist born in New York. Long an expatriate, she lived in Mexico, Cuba, and Nicaragua before eventually returning to the US following a long legal battle to reinstate her citizenship. Subject of a documentary film and winner of many awards, Randall’s writing spans a broad range. In addition to poetry, essays, and memoirs, she has written extensively on women’s issues. Her books include Cuban Women Now; Sandino’s Daughters, and When I Look into the Mirror and See You: Women, Terror and Resistance. She lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Selected Archives:

  • The Fales Library, New York University, New York, NY
  • Personal Archive (Margaret Randall)

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