August BOOK REVIEW

>> A BATTLE WITH MEMORY: A REVIEW OF SWEEPING CHANGES BY MARA LYNN JOHNSTONE // Book review by Odin Halvorson

"An old man wakes up one day with no memory of his life, and the unshakable feeling that he is not who he is supposed to be. Mara Lynn Johnstone’s fantasy novel Sweeping Changes opens with this sense of mystery."

 

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.

 

August Monthly Spotlight

Featuring artwork by Carlos Bracho

hybrid work by Catherine Kyle

poetry by Steffi Lang

 

 

EXODUS FEATURE

>> 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!

 


 
"In the Land of Gods and Perverts" by Ege Al'Bege

"In the Land of Gods and Perverts" by Ege Al'Bege

 
 
"Man Profiled Edge" by Richard Vyse

"Man Profiled Edge" by Richard Vyse

 

L A T E L Y :

ISSUE 4

(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:

INCARCERATED WRITERS

with work by:

Mumia Abu-Jamal

Brian Batchelor

Lesmes Caseres

Krista M. Goley

Clay Howard

Arthur Longworth

Justin Monson

Takia "Judah" Parham

Patricia Prewitt

Sammie Werkheiser


 

...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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