My Town (Paperback)
A Memoir of Albuquerque, New Mexico, in Poems, Prose and Photographs
Wings Press, 9780916727734, 128pp.
Publication Date: July 23, 2010
Incorporating short prose, photography, and poetry, this memoir celebrates Albuquerque, New Mexico, and recollects how the author’s life and the city itself were impacted by Cold War politics, the atomic bomb, McCarthyism, racism, and misogyny. Covering topics such as familial relationships, troubled marriage, lesbianism, and human rights activism, this collection also provides a poetic understanding of the region’s history and culture over the past half century. Politically charged, this account highlights inhumane government policies while recounting the history of this Southwestern town.
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Praise For My Town: A Memoir of Albuquerque, New Mexico, in Poems, Prose and Photographs…
“An elegy to place, history, and culture, to innocence (and ignorance) that have evolved to a macroscopic understanding of how the world works.” —John Nichols, author, The Milagro Beanfield War
“This memoir haunts me in the way that all fine and true writing does. My Town is a celebration of a woman’s fully-lived and courageous life, one not to be missed.” —Pamela Uschuk, author, Crazy Love
“Randall’s ingenuous poetry captures [a lonely woman] exploring space, shapes, light, people and coming of age experiences translated into the brail of a place unconscious of its cultural power and full of hypocrisy, hospitality, racism, and generosity.” —Maria Varela, New Mexico community organizer