June BOOK REVIEW
>> Between Flesh and Shadow: A Review of Rayfish, by Mary Hickman // Book review by Anita Olivia Koester
"These are poems soaked in blood, poems that not only contemplate flesh and its weaknesses, but poems that have directly witnessed the cutting open of skin and muscle. Hickman slices, prods, pulls and distorts her lens–the flesh–in order to reveal the alterable interior."
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.
Featuring artwork by Holly Day
and fiction by Richard J. O'Brien and Adam Gianforcaro
>> EXODUS WITH COW // fiction by Elena Georgiou
"Just before my death I saw my own country’s flag and my own country’s army, coming towards my village to bulldoze our homes. When the soldiers were close enough that I could see their guns, I knew that I had to abandon the place in which I had lived since birth..."
>> POEMS // by Summer Edward
"At night, my pillow / composes my skull; earth’s / revolution breaks out / a flag of stars"
>> A MEMOIR ABOUT RETURNING // nonfiction by Mireidys Garcia
"We all have moments that bring us back. Moments that tug at our strings and pull us home. Even if we’re not ready, not done soaring. Even when we don’t want to come back."
>> SEVERED // hybrid by Melissa Ostrom
"With my big glasses, I was an insect; my bangs, the wings. Shy, aimless, alighting in books."
and more HERE!
L A T E L Y :
(stay awhile, browse, reflect, enjoy)
>>DIVE BAR // fiction by CHARITY GOODROW
"Let her hear you on the other side of Kevin’s door. She’s trapped now. You’re the fox and she’s the white rabbit. You pull out all of your tricks."
>>POEMS by CACONRAD
"we win from time to time / abandoned above adaptable positions of the losing / we risk everything in thinking we can navigate maverick of the green" - Pluto.4
>>SUPERCUTS // fiction by KATE MARUYAMA
"I reached down and grabbed the little foot. Or hand. Or whatever was reaching out. I laughed. I don't know if it was the cash or other people's drama, but it felt good to just sit and listen to the rain."
>>POEMS by HASANTHIKA SIRISENA
"Truly, truly, thangachi, do not / worry. A bottle is much harder / to hit than a man." - Cadre
and more HERE!
Check out Duende's First Feature:
with work by:
Krista M. Goley
Takia "Judah" Parham
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.
DUENDE ARTWORK & LOGO DESIGN BY KORI WARING