Rachel Morgenstern-Clarren

Rachel Morgenstern-Clarren is a poet and translator based in Montreal. Her work appears or is forthcoming in The Common, Best New Poets, Words Without Borders, Ploughshares, and elsewhere, and has been honored with a Hopwood Award, an Academy of American Poets Prize, and a Fulbright Fellowship to Brazil. She holds an MFA in poetry and literary translation from Columbia University, and is a senior editor for Joyland Magazine.

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.