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The Morning After
The Morning After

The Morning After

Poetry and Prose in a Post-Truth World


144 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, PDF, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $16.00 (US $16.00) (CA $22.00)

Publication Date: September 2017

ISBN 9781609405403

Rights: WOR

Wings Press (Sep 2017)


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The Morning After is Margaret Randall's 30th poetry collection and eleventh with Wings Press. The title poem was written, as so many in this country were, the morning after the November 8, 2016 presidential election: "I wish there was a pill for that," is one of its lines. But Randall doesn't stay with anger, irony, or a pamphleteering voice. Her work goes much deeper, grappling with ageless concerns and unexpected details. Throughout this volume there is a concern with time, place, and memory; intimate landscape; mature love; the current threat to the richness of language; global consciousness; a mapping of human questioning and exploration of identity.


"At once sweeping and intimate, in The Morning After we wake up to a world in which everything is on the table: global warfare, architecture, quantum theory, aging, and so much more. This deeply moving collection of recent poetry — and a rarer gift, prose — from Margaret Randall offers the reader generous entry into the poet's singular history, as well as a lens onto our own days in 'vivid color, malleable tense.' Urging her audience to 'reject the confines of our binary world,' and 'taking silence by both shoulders / [shaking] hard…,' these pages are, indeed, 'smoke signals of resistance to the four directions.' Perhaps, for Randall, the result is an 'accidental map,' but for us this is an atlas of inestimable value, one to hold tight as we seek to chart our course as not only poets but as humans, making sense of our path in this time and place." —Lynne DeSilva-Johnson, Managing Editor, The Operating System

"The Morning After refers not only to the coming of a post-truth world on November 9, 2106; it is also a mourning cry for the justice that make new worlds possible. Margaret Randall is unafraid to ask the questions that matter; her perspectives are dictated by the vast reach of her imagination and a life-time of embracing risk." —Cecile Pineda, author of Face, Frieze, Love Queen of the Amazon, Bardo99, Devil's Tango, Three Tides: Writing at the Edge of Being, et al.

Author Biography

Margaret Randall is a feminist poet, writer, photographer and social activist. She is the author of over 100 books. Randall's most recent collections of poetry and photographs are The Rhizome as a Field of Broken Bones (2013), and About Little Charlie Lindbergh and other Poems (2014), and She Becomes Time (2016).