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.
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STEPHANIE ELIZONDO GRIEST
"The deepest message you can gain from travel writing is how to be a traveler all of the time, to approach all life with an innate curiosity."
>> Code 500 // originally published in the Fall 2013 edition of Oxford American
"Even if we never learn this woman’s name—or whether she’s Guatemalan or Honduran, or for all we know Chinese, I will think of her feet and her face when I brush my teeth and try to fall asleep."
L A T E L Y :
(stay awhile, browse, reflect, enjoy)
NOW ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS FOR ISSUE 4!
>> THREE POEMS by CAITS MEISSNER
"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
"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
"Occasionally they stop at a motel
and leave the table with girls tangled in their beards
like crumbs of bread."
Thanks to the Gunst Foundation for its major support of Duende.
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