is a poet, essayist, photographer, feminist, and social activist, born in New York City (1936). She lived for many years in Mexico, Cuba, and Nicaragua, and returned to the U.S. in 1984. She now lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico with her partner of many years, the painter Barbara Byers. Her recent books include To Change The World: My Years in Cuba (a memoir, with photos); Stones Witness, Their Backs to The Sea; My Town (poetry, with photographs); As If The Empty Chair / Como Si La Silla Vacia (poems in tribute to the disappeared of Latin America, in bilingual edition); First Laugh: Essays 2000 –2009; Something’s Wrong with The Cornfields; and Ruins. Visit her web page at www.margaretrandall.org for a more detailed biography, curriculum vita, up – to – date information on her books and to view ever – evolving portfolios of her photography.