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.

 

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

 

 


 
"Recap" by Roberto Jamora

"Recap" by Roberto Jamora

"Gender" by Emily Quintero

"Gender" by Emily Quintero

"Laundry On My Own" by Natasha Sharpe

"Laundry On My Own" by Natasha Sharpe

 

L A T E L Y :

 

ISSUE 3 IS FINALLY HERE!

(stay awhile, browse, reflect, enjoy)

 

>> THREE POEMS by CAITS MEISSNER

> LEARNING TO ORGASM (When the World is Dying)

"in dark woods his fingers kicked,
a squid beneath the ocean of my waistline
the older boys burning the pages of a Bible
and laughing, his apple breath, sweet"

 

 

>> LOVE STORIES FROM THE TWENTIETH-CENTURY CAUGHT ON FILM // hybrid prose by CHRIS CAMPANIONI

"We agree to meet at a bar.

She walks in from the dusk, sun spots lingering on her cheeks. The camera pans across the room to show the eyes, how each face turns.

I’m pretending to be on the phone.

Something to hold."

 

 

>> A POEM ABOUT FAT // fiction by
JULIET KINDER

"Now, every time I sleep, I can feel the press of pen against my hip or collarbone or shoulder blades, and it is only when waking that I may determine whether I was dreaming or he has scrawled something on my skin again. I had to scrub a haiku off my neck this morning."

 

 

>> POEMS by LINDA MARIA BAROS // translated by ADAM J. SORKIN
& LIVIA ANDREI

From L’AUTOROUTE A4 ET AUTRES POÈMES

> ENTRECHATS WITH SIX BATTEMENTS

"Occasionally they stop at a motel
and leave the table with girls tangled in their beards
                          like crumbs of bread."

 

 

 

...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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