>> In The Trenches & The Clenches: A Review of Beautiful Exiles by Meg Waite Clayton // Book Review by Katheryne Mero
Through moving emotional insight twisted throughout the story, Clayton elaborates upon the complexities of two equally talented lovers who create a bevy of work while existing within their own chaos. .
Duende is the national literary journal of Goddard College's BFA program. Along with an issue published
each fall, we regularly update our website with
new stories, poems, & art.
>> Homemaking and other poems// by Tina Mozelle Braziel
“Home is made / as the pressure cooker whistles
through a singlewide. // Made under that throng of
willow flies, / where piers hammer us to this drift of
>> Bolt // hybrid by Sarah Dayley
“He will wake and where in the night could you go?
Outside, wind and dirty streetlights. Every window
dark. Hold still. Tell the legs they don’t feel like
kicking. Everyone loves the Beloved Boyfriend. Tell
yourself that dreams and life are separate.”
>> The Mouse // nonfiction by Aholaah Arzah
“The old house has always been a variable symphony of
creaks and shudders, small shiftings, tiny snaps and
crackles. It is possible that the mouse and I have been
cohabiting for years. Odd how the furtive actions of
small things have such reverberations.”
and more here!
>> my grandma feeds the cats and other poems // by Angie Sijun Lou
"my mother says / 'letting 奶奶 raise you is regret i take / to the grave' / inside her grave there is / a disinfected suburbia..."
>> Khawaaga: Eyes Always Watching // nonfiction by Maryah Converse
"My experience of khawaaga did, however, open something of a side door for me into understanding privilege and oppression. In my travels abroad, my white privilege had magnified into American privilege, the advantages it gave me so pronounced that I couldn’t fail to see them."
and other work here!
(stay awhile, browse, reflect, enjoy)
THE COSMIC MILLIMETER // poetry by Alessandra Narváez-Varela
"eyes so green, a face so round, they had / to be tasted / by a man who hugged so hard her hymen / broke, who said without / music: 'pull your pants down, Chilean princesita"
THE INCIDENCE IN WOMEN IS HIGHER AFTER 30 // collaboration by Trinity Tibe and Cameron Cox
"Please let me be the mirror in the bowl of a spoon / where physics moonlights as magic / and bent light convinces the optic marble / it's abandoned gravity"
and more HERE!
Thanks to the Gunst Foundation for its major support of Duende.
Note: This website is produced and managed by Goddard BFA students. The material
that appears on it does not represent the views of Goddard College.
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