Duende is the national literary journal of Goddard College's BFA program. Along with issues published
twice yearly, we regularly update our website with
new stories, poems, & art.

Check out fresh, new content in our      

  JUNE MONTHLY SPOTLIGHT
 

> SOUL SHRAPNEL //
creative non-fiction by Summer Jarrard

"I have unwillingly become his Virgil but I

do not shed skin like a ghost"

 

 

> SALVAGE and SILHOUETTE //
two poems by Jane Lin

I don't know your grief, only the longing/ 

for what isn't here." - Silhouette

 

 

 

 

 


 
"4" by Emi Knight

"4" by Emi Knight

"Organic Release 1" by Cathi Beckstrand

"Organic Release 1" by Cathi Beckstrand

"Untitled 2" by Florine Demosthene

"Untitled 2" by Florine Demosthene

 

L A T E L Y :

 

Our submissions window is now closed!

The Duende team would like to send a big thank you to all of you who shared your beautiful prose, poetry, and visual art with us.

 

ISSUE 2 

(stay awhile, browse, reflect, enjoy)

Thank you for your support of Duende!

 

 

>> FOUR POEMS by CORNELIUS EADY

from the Kattywompus CD / Chapbook,

SINGING WHILE BLACK

> THE GARDENIA

"The trouble is, you can never take
That flower from Billie’s hair."

 

 

>> TRANSPLANTS // nonfiction by HARRISON CANDELARIA FLETCHER

"We watched through the window as our mother and uncle retrieved two shovels from the trunk, and attacked the hill like a couple of grave robbers, sand flying, glancing over their shoulders for approaching traffic."

 

 

>> THE WORDS BEHIND THE BARS // blogpost by Duende editor Jørn Otte

"Duende seeks poetry, prose, hybrid work, and visual art coming from the minds and hearts of prisoners—current or former, in the U.S. or in other countries."

 

 

>> TONIC // hybrid prose by

A.R. CASTELLANOS

"There’s a man lying beside my body in the yard.
He has taken my heart, wrapped in his decrepit liver.
               I lean into him. He smells ripe."

 

 

...The duende is a force not a labor, a struggle not a thought. I heard an old maestro of the guitar say: ‘The duende is not in the throat: the duende surges up, inside, from the soles of the feet.’ Meaning, it’s not a question of skill, but of a style that’s truly alive: meaning, it’s in the veins: meaning, it’s of the most ancient culture of immediate creation.
— Federico García Lorca
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