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ISSUE 2 NOW LIVE!

(stay awhile, browse, reflect, enjoy)

 

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.

 

 
"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 :

 

>> FOUR POEMS by CORNELIUS EADY forthcoming from the Kattywompus

CD / Chapbook, SINGING WHILE BLACK

> THE GARDENIA

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

 

>>  From DEL DIARIO DE LA SEÑORA MAO //

MARÍA TERESA OGLIASTRI • translated by 
YVETTE NEISSER MORENO & PATRICIA BEJARANO FISHER

"I said    kill it
wrath is a pleasure"

"le dije    mátalo
la ira es un placer"

 

>> 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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