Sex(ualities) feature editors
Leah Beckhoff // Managing Editor
After her freshman year studying philosophy at the University of Vermont, Leah dropped out of school in order to talk to strangers and couch-surf across America. Eventually she settled back home in Philadelphia and enrolled in Community College, where she earned her Associates of Liberal Arts Degree in December 2015, studying everything from ceramics to human sexuality. In September 2016 she moved to Montpelier, Vermont and began to pursue her BFA at Goddard College. She spends mornings slicing bread at a local bakery and afternoons journaling.
Sarah Ann LaFleur // Nonfiction & Book Review Editor
Sarah Ann LaFleur is a writer from New Jersey.
Sarah Mason // Hybrid Editor
Sarah Mason is an actor and writer based in North Jersey. After one year of college, Sarah decided to focus on her passions, finished the novel she began writing in high school and started training at Stella Adler Studio of Acting. Now, Sarah is a creative writing student at Goddard, determined to receive a BFA and is an avid reader of both poetry and fiction. She is excited to learn, read, write, create and begin working on another story.
Katheryne Mero // Assistant Fiction Editor
Patti Wahlberg // Senior Editor
Originally from Western Massachusetts, Patti migrated to Southern California on a whim at age 24, where she proceeded to sporadically attend college courses in acting and writing. Her chapbook Doom Flower was published in 2000 by Laguna Poets, and her work has been included in the journals Slipstream, Pearl, Up Against the Wall, Mother, Kiss me Goodnight, and Solace in So Many Words. However, the raising of two beautiful daughters has been, by far, her most gratifying success in life. Forty-five years after graduating from high school, Patti has returned to college to pursue a BFA in Creative Writing. She has recently moved back to her New England roots, and now lives in beautiful Cabot, Vermont, with her beloved husband and two toy poodle rescues.
M. A. Vizsolyi // Faculty Advisor
M.A. Vizsolyi is the author of two books of poetry The Lamp with Wings: Love Sonnets, (HarperPerennial) winner of the National Poetry Series, selected by Ilya Kaminsky, and Anthem for the Wounded (Sibling Rivalry Press). He is also the author of the chapbooks, Notes on Melancholia (Monk Books) and The Case of Jane: A Verse Play (500places press), which was produced for Performa 13 and broadcast on National Public Radio. Vizsolyi’s work can be found in numerous journals, including The New Orleans Review, Narrative, Crazyhorse, Cream City Review, The Journal, Pleiades, The Burnside Review, Harpur Palate, Ninth Letter, Ploughshares, and Gulf Coast. Follow him at his website.
Robert Hunsberger // Fiction Editor
Robert Hunsberger is a writer from Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. He is currently pursuing his BFA at Goddard College, where he studies fiction, poetry, and autobiographical brevity.
Reign Manzano // Poetry Editor
Reign is a suburban LA writer whose writing gravitates toward mental health, addiction, and interpersonal connection. His personal mission is to clean his own room, and in a parallel universe, he is in a band. At Goddard, his Spring 2018 study plan is to explore how to combine the traditional elements of the academic paper with personal experience and creative writing. With his work, Reign hopes readers might finish reading and feel compelled to say, “Damn, this is how life is.” He has also served as poetry editor for College of the Canyons’ cul-de-sac literary and arts magazine, where several of his pieces have been published.
Chris May // Assistant Fiction Editor
Chris is a writer from the Rocky Mountain region. He studied journalism in college and plays pedal steel guitar in a rock n’ roll band based in and around New York City. He is currently attending Goddard, working on a novel.
China Myers // Visual Arts Editor
China Myers is a Public Relations & Marketing specialist for a plethora of high profile clientele. She is a people person. She loves the excitement of building marketing strategies, networking, creating memorable social events and traveling with her family. Her most important journey is the novel within her that is soon to be released. In between time, she enjoys quiet escapes, being a tour guide at the Getty and being with her family.
Britt Long // Social Media Editor
Britt Long currently lives on the coast of Central New Jersey. Her YouTube channel, AwebecoBento Productions, focuses mainly on geek culture and entertainment. She has published AlrightAphrodite, a web series that sheds a humorous light on online dating in the modern world and explores sexuality and gender. Young Adult fiction is her secondary genre where Britt focuses on creating characters that she wished were available when growing up. She has been part of Duende since Spring 2016 and previously was a staff writer for Her Campus at Rider University before moving on to Goddard College. Outside of school and YouTube, Britt spends most of her time looking at corgi photos, singing Celine Dion, drinking wine, and walking along the beach at night.