Duende will open for submissions again on March 1, 2015.
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In the meantime, stay tuned for our fresh monthly content, blog posts, and (of course) our next issue, out in March.

 

Thank you for your support of Duende!

 

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.

 

 
WHAT LIES THERE: TIERRA DE OCOTES // PHOTOGRAPHY by FRANCO AGUILAR

WHAT LIES THERE: TIERRA DE OCOTES // PHOTOGRAPHY by FRANCO AGUILAR

KREyola // VISUAL ART by ERLIN GEFFRARD

KREyola // VISUAL ART by ERLIN GEFFRARD

ACCUMULATION DRAWINGS by DEANNA LEE

ACCUMULATION DRAWINGS by DEANNA LEE

 

L A T E L Y :

 

 

>> DECEMBER MONTHLY SPOTLIGHT!  TO MAMUSH, a poem by HIWOT ADILOW and NO FAIRY TALE, hybrid prose by ANASTACIA TOLBERT

 

"The only soft things to come from hard love are the children birthed."  - Hiwot Adilow

 

 

>> ALICE: HYBRID PROSE by ANASTACIA TOLBERT

"tonight alice is in the mood of wanting. what she wants isn’t uttered in words or deeds. it is just an is and that is always how it was."

 

>> WHERE'S MY WILD HORSE, COME TO RESCUE ME? FLASH FICTION by JUSTIN TORRES

"I burned the boy’s stories on the balcony, in a tin trashcan. Melodramatic, but also contained, cautious, like the stories themselves, I wanted a sensation, but didn’t want to burn."

 

>> THREE POEMS BY EDUARDO MILÁN, TRANSLATED by JOHN OLIVER SIMON

"...what’s real is what’s shaking
when you listen to imprisoned roses grow."

 

>> CREATING THE UNKNOWABLE FUTURE: DUENDE EDITORS on the LAUNCH of our INAUGURAL ISSUE

 

>> ANNE LIU KELLOR WRITES of LANGUAGE, LOVE & BELONGING in LEARNING TO SPEAK

"In college, I wanted to be invisible. I longed to dissolve into the moss-laden trees of the forest, to slide into a room like smoke and dance through its crevices, then slip away before anyone could ask my name." 

 

 

...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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