The June 2012 Words Without Borders is out now. The theme this month is Queer. As usual there is an interesting selection as well as a review of Andrés Neuman’s Traveler of the Century which I also reviewed.
Fiction by Cristina Peri Rossi
Seventeen years old: a terrible age for studying. A terrible age for anything other than fornicating.
Translated by Megan Berkobien bilingual version
Fiction by Alonso Sanchez Baute
If a queen cries an entire sea, she has to cry the Mediterranean or, at least, the Aegean
Translated by George Henson bilingual version
by Ilana Zeffren
I choose to keep away from shrinks and still end up on their sofa.
Translated by Ilana Zeffren
Poetry by Jean Sénac
If singing my love is loving my country, I am a soldier
Translated by Douglas Basford bilingual version
Fiction by Kim Bi
She wished she were blind so she couldn’t see the man mincing around, mimicking her father in a skirt.
Translated by Sora Kim-Russell and Eunjung Kwon-Lee bilingual version