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Palabras Errantes Latin American Literature in Translation

Palabras Errantes
Megan Berkobien
The Game
The Game

By Patricia Esteban Erlés. Translated by Megan Berkobien. español I’m still in trouble. I hear the stirring of their voices in the stairwell as I lean out my bedroom’s half-closed door. My mother is sobbing quietly; my father raises his voice while speaking of that Swiss hospital where Doctor Ocampo recommended committing me. I hear his […]

Music and Petals
Music and Petals

By Gabriela Damián. Translated by Megan Berkobien. en español Tuesday Every time I go downstairs, I hear it. I don’t want to go; it scares me. The music is horrible. They yell out my name and I know they’ll ask me to go down there, but I don’t want to. There are always things to […]

The Bridge
The Bridge

By Gabriela Damián. Translated by Megan Berkobien. en español I’ve dreamt about her every night for a month. I’m sure that others might find it awful, but for me, up until last night, it was comforting. I was always close to my aunt, and her death filled me with bitter nostalgia. I look into the […]