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Susana Marcelo

Susana Marcelo’s work has been published in The Wandering Song: Central American Writing in the United States (Tia Chucha, 2017), In-flight Literary Magazine, and the Northridge Review. She is a lecturer at California State University, Northridge, and Los Angeles Valley College. She is also the creative director of La Ceiba: The Undergraduate Journal of Central American Studies.



Summer 2019 | Poetry

Para Mamita Juana, Papita Pablo, y Padrino Reden

Alma lost an eye when her house collapsed under ash. 
Milo severed his thumb por una bomba
Juana married John in Las Vegas.
Ernesto washed dishes in Hollywood until his skin cracked 
while impaled children lined El Mozote. 
I eat pan con café de palo for breakfast while David Bowie sings labyrinths 
to the tune of leather.