Margarita Engle


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Margarita Engle is a Cuban-American poet, novelist, and journalist whose work has been published in many countries. She lives with her husband in northern California.

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“If only the peace I feel right now
could be stored up and released later
when cruelty surrounds me
in the dark
during nightmares.”
Margarita Engle, Tropical Secrets: Holocaust Refugees in Cuba

“I envy the trees that grow at crossroads. They are never forced to decide which way to go...”
Margarita Engle, The Lightning Dreamer: Cuba's Greatest Abolitionist

“I feel the heaviness of nightmares
even though I am awake.

How weary I am, how sleepless
and hopeless—there is no escape
from the torment
of wishes.”
Margarita Engle, Tropical Secrets: Holocaust Refugees in Cuba

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