SONGBIRD EMPIRE, by Abdiel Echevarría Cabán

Translations by Eïrïc Rïchter Durändal-StormCrow,
formerly known as David Caleb Acevedo

First published in 2011, translated in 2017

Abdiel Echevarría Cabán es escritor y abogado (Puerto Rico, 1986) Estudió literatura comparada y Derecho en la Universidad de Puerto Rico. Su escritura reflexiona sobre desigualdad y cuestiones de género y sexualidad caribeña. De sus publicaciones destacan: Estoicismo Profanado (finalista premio PEN Club, 2008), El imperio de los pájaros, (2011) y Mantras (publicado en la Serie Literatura Hoy del Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña, 2015). Parte de su trabajo se ha incluido en algunas antologías como: Los otros Cuerpos (2007) y Los prosaicos dioses de hoy: poetas puertorriqueños de lo que va de siglo (2014). Ha colaborado con la revista Cruce y el Semanario Claridad.

Abdiel Echevarría Cabán. Writer and attorney (Puerto Rico, 1986). Echevarría studied Comparative Literature and Law at the University of Puerto Rico. His writing reflects on inequality and Caribbean gender and sexuality issues. His work includes: Estoicismo profanado (PEN Club honorary mention 2008), El imperio de los pájaros (2011) and Mantras (published in the Serie Literatura Hoy of the Institute of Puerto Rican Culture, 2015). Part of his work is featured in the anthology: Los prosaicos dioses de hoy: poetas puertorriqueños de lo que va de siglo (2014). He has collaborated with the magazine Cruce and the weekly periodical Claridad.


Eïrïc Rïchter Durändal-StormCrow, previamente conocido como David Caleb Acevedo (San Juan, PR), nació en 1980. Ha publicado en numerosas revistas literarias, tales como Poui, The Caribbean Writer, Tonguas, El sótano 00931, Ceiba y Boreales, así como en páginas cibernéticas como Letras Salvajes, En la Orilla.net, y Cinosargo. Su trabajo aparece en las siguientes antologías: Cuentos de oficio (editada por Mayra Santos-Febres), Nueva poesía hispanoamericana (editada por Leo Zelada), EM: edición mínima (editada por El sótano 00931 editores), Los rostros de la hidra (editada por Julio César Pol), Open Mic/Micrófono abierto (Hostos Review vol. 2), Los otros cuerpos: antología de temática gay, lésbica y queer desde Puerto Rico y su diáspora (co-editada por Luis Negrón, Moisés Agosto-Rosario y David Caleb Acevedo, el autor), From Macho to Mariposa (editada por Charlie Vázquez y Charles Rice-González), Ó: antología del círculo literario HomoerÓtica (editada por Ángel Antonio Ruiz Laboy), Palenque (editada por Yolanda Arroyo-Pizarro), No cierres los ojos (editada por Ángel Isian and Melvin Rodríguez Rodríguez) y de Pinga(zos) (editada por Max Chárriez y Julio A. García). Asimismo, ha publicado varios libros de poesía de ingenio: Bestiario en nomenclatura binomial (Editorial Aventis), Empírea o la Saga de la Nueva Ciudad (Erizo Editorial), Terrarium (Editorial Paracaídas, Perú), Hustler Rave XXX: Poetry of the Eternal Survivor (creado junto al poeta Charlie Vázquez, Lethe Press), y Pie Forzado (Ediciones Aguadulce). Tiene varias novelas: el Oneronauta (Boreales) e Historias para pasar el fin del mundo(Trabalis). Otros trabajos incluyen obras no creativas: su sexposé Diario de una puta humilde (Erizo Editorial) y Crónicas del esmog (EDP College). Durändal StormCrow tiene, además, múltiples libros de cuentos cortos: Cielos negros (Editora Educación Emergente),ðēsôngberd (Premio Nacional de Cuento 2013 del Instituto de Cultura Puertorriqueña) y Las formas del diablo (Editorial La Tuerca). Finalmente, ha co-editado diversas antologías, entre otras Felina: antología para gatos (co-editada con Cindy Jiménez-Vera, Editorial La Tuerca).

El autor ha trabajado, además, como traductor literario de los siguientes libros: Caparazones (Carapaces), Avalancha (The Curse of the White Dragon) y Perseidas (Perseids), libros de Yolanda Arroyo-Pizarro; El tiempo de los escarabajos (In the Time of the Scarabs), de Ángel Antonio Ruiz Laboy; Nocturno y otros desamparos (Threnody and Other Despairs), de Moisés Agosto-Rosario; El eróscopo (The eroscope), de Ana María Fuster Lavín, Tegucigalpa, de Cindy Jiménez-Vera; y Meditaciones/Meditations, de Charlie Vázquez.

Eïrïc Rïchter Durändal-StormCrow, formerly known as David Caleb Acevedo (San Juan, PR). Born in 1980. He has published his work in several literary magazines, such as Poui, The Caribbean WriterTonguasEl sótano 00931Ceiba, and Boreales, as well as on cyber pages such as Letras SalvajesEn la Orilla.net, and Cinosargo. His work is featured in the following anthologies: Cuentos de oficio (edited by Mayra Santos-Febres), Nueva poesía hispanoamericana (edited by Leo Zelada), EM: edición minima (edited by El sótano 00931 editores), Los rostros de la hidra (edited by Julio César Pol), Open Mic/Micrófono abierto (Hostos Review vol. 2), Los otros cuerpos: antología de temática gay, lésbica y queer desde Puerto Rico y su diáspora (coedited by Luis Negrón, Moisés Agosto-Rosario and David Caleb Acevedo himself), From Macho to Mariposa (edited by Charlie Vázquez and Charles Rice-González), Ó: antología del círculo literario HomoerÓtica (edited by Ángel Antonio Ruiz Laboy), Palenque (edited by Yolanda Arroyo-Pizarro), No cierres los ojos (edited by Ángel Isian and Melvin Rodríguez Rodríguez), and de Pinga(zos) (edited by Max Chárriez and Julio A. García). He has published several poetry books, to wit: Bestiario en nomenclatura binomial (Editorial Aventis), Empírea o la Saga de la Nueva Ciudad (Erizo Editorial), Terrarium (Editorial Paracaídas, Perú), Hustler Rave XXX: Poetry of the Eternal Survivor (co-authored with poet Charlie Vázquez, Lethe Press), and Pie Forzado (Ediciones Aguadulce). His published novels are: el Oneronauta (Boreales) and Historias para pasar el fin del mundo(Trabalis). He has also published work in the form of nonfiction: his sexposé Diario de una puta humilde(Erizo Editorial) and Crónicas del esmog (EDP College). Durändal StormCrow has also published books of short stories, to wit: Cielos negros (Editora Educación Emergente),ðēsôngberd (Premio Nacional de Cuento 2013 of the Puerto Rican Culture Institute), and Las formas del diablo (Editorial La Tuerca). His anthologies include Felina: antología para gatos (coedited with Cindy Jiménez-Vera, Editorial La Tuerca).

The author also works as a literary translator, having translated the books: Caparazones (Carapaces)Avalancha (The Curse of the White Dragon) and Perseidas (Perseids), all by Yolanda Arroyo-Pizarro; El tiempo de los escarabajos (In the Time of the Scarabs), by Ángel Antonio Ruiz Laboy; Nocturno y otros desamparos (Threnody and Other Despairs), by Moisés Agosto-Rosario; El eróscopo (The eroscope), by Ana María Fuster Lavín, Tegucigalpa, by Cindy Jiménez-Vera; and Meditaciones/Meditations, by Charlie Vázquez.

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