John Murillo

“In poems that are raw, urgent, and formally dexterous, Randall testifies against a state that would just as soon see him dead as silenced. And in the tradition of such culture warriors as Audre Lorde and Larry Neal, Randall refuses the muzzle and the machine. In these perilous times, we need a poet of such vision and courage, ojos y corazon, as Randall, who ‘looks beyond the window . . . and beneath the snow imagines an entire country; beneath that country, another.'”