Rachel Morgenstern-Clarren

Rachel Morgenstern-Clarren is a poet, editor, and translator based out of Montreal. Her poetry and translations from Portuguese into English have been awarded an Academy of American Poets Prize, a Hopwood Award, the Page Davidson Clayton Award for Emerging Poets, a Fulbright Fellowship to Brazil, and residencies from the Vermont Studio Center and the Banff International Literary Translation Centre. Her work appears in Best New Poets, Guernica, Narrative, The Common, Washington Square Review, and Words Without Borders, among others. She holds an MFA in poetry and literary translation from Columbia University.

RIO-PARIS-RIO (Chapter 1)

Happiness comes naturally to Maria, but freedom sometimes overwhelms her, scatters her, causes her to latch onto the parked train on the grand boulevard of the imaginary.