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Palabras Errantes Latin American Literature in Translation

Palabras Errantes
Enrique Winter
Muñoz 0126
Muñoz 0126

By Enrique Winter. Translated by Ellen Jones.     Like someone carrying a tidal wave, silently rebuking those unburdened or those who break their silence the day I see her again I’ll see expectations not hope – narrow jaw, broad shoulders, the flat plain of her breasts, fat hips, a thermometer not a thermostat.   […]

Ribeiro 0106
Ribeiro 0106

By Enrique Winter. Translated by Ellen Jones. I am summer, daring, and a little bit spring-like. I am passionate, dedicated, jealous, I am very loyal. I am coca-cola. I am a barbecued, medium-rare shoulder steak. I am alfresco dining, just the two of us. I am a fillet of fish. I am nova zi pizza. […]

Suns 0098
Suns 0098

By Enrique Winter. Translated by Ellen Jones.     One sol, like the sun god of the same name, a tip for a waitress surprised by her own luck.   A red sun on the beach, a pixel in the eye on a digital photo we shouldn’t have taken obscured by lines of cloud (the […]

Architecture 0096
Architecture 0096

By Enrique Winter. Translated by Ellen Jones. This the shoebox where I live the shoebox where my father lives. Two left shoes.   ––When I was a little girl I wanted to be an artist, a vet or an astronaut. ––I wanted to be an architect (she looks at me disbelieving). My dad sometimes took […]