Words without Borders announces its June 2012 Issue: The Queer Issue III

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
Contact Information
Contact: Joshua Mandelbaum, Executive Director
Organization Name: Words without Borders
Telephone Number: 917-499-8329
E-mail Address: joshua@wordswithoutborders.org
Web site Address: www.wordswithoutborders.org

Words without Borders announces the third installment of its annual Queer Issue

New York City, New York, June 1, 2012 — Words without Borders (WWB) magazine announces the publication of its third issue dedicated to LGBT writing from around the world.
Continuing its tradition of using literature as a lens through which to view the world we live in, Words without Borders presents an issue that puts LGBT themes at its center and explores them in novel and illuminating ways.

WWB Editor Rohan Kamicheril noted: “A collection like this presents a rare and special opportunity, and it’s gratifying to see so many exceptional writers take on this theme to such illuminating effect. The stories, poems and accounts in this issue will be a revelation to fans of great writing everywhere.” 

This June’s issue includes fiction, a comic, nonfiction, and poetry from nine  countries: Algeria, Bangladesh, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Israel, Mexico, South Korea, and Uruguay. 

The writers we've selected stake new claims on familiar themes, and unearth insight in unaccustomed places. Uruguay's Cristina Peri Rossi lets us in on a psychologist's thoughts on love and fading youth, while Alonso Sanchez Baute's narrator is sideswiped by the news of Gianni Versace's death. Cuban Mabel Cuesta combines memories of early love and new traditions, and Dominican poet Frank Baez follows the Marilyn Monroe of Santo Domingo from Havana to New York City. Bangladesh's Shaheen Akhtar provides a charm against dreams of snakes. South Korea's Kim Bi shows us a young girl struggling with the world's response to her father. Israel's Ilana Zeffren confides in a household friend about her partner, Algerian poet Jean Sénac explores the intersection of love and country, and Salvador Novo gives us a glimpse into the untold lives of gay writers and artists in post-Revolutionary Mexico. 
 
Elsewhere, we feature poetry from Myanmar from poets Lyn Swe Aye, Tin Moe, and Myo Myint Swe, and also offer up the haunting conclusion of our serial publication of Sakumi Tayama's "The Hole in the Garden." 

The issue will be released June 1, 2012.

For additional information, please contact:
 
Contact: Joshua Mandelbaum, Executive Director
Organization Name: Words without Borders
Telephone Number: 917-499-8329
Email Address: joshua@wordswithoutborders.org
Web site Address: www.wordswithoutborders.org
 
Founded in 2003, Words without Borders is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion of global understanding through the translation, publication, and promotion of international literature. To date WWB has translated over 1,200 pieces of literature and poetry representing 90 languages by writers from 111 countries. WWB has been featured in the New York Times, the New York Times Book Review, the Boston Globe, the Guardian (UK), Vanity Fair, and the Chronicle of Higher Education, as well as in various foreign-language papers and numerous literary blogs. Our most recent print anthology is Tablet & Pen: Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East (W.W. Norton & Co., 2010).