Photo Credit: Matt Hogan

Photo Credit: Matt Hogan


Quinten Neil Anderson co-edits DUENDE’s poetry. He has studied at Indiana University, New York University and Goddard College. He is a poet living in Maine.

Sérgio-Andreo Bettencourt Urbina is a first generation American playwright, screenwriter, actor, and performance artist.  Themes explored have included race, gender issues, sexual identity, feminism, family planning, and abuse.  When not writing, Sérgio-Andreo enjoys provocative conversation with family, friends, and strangers.  Several of his plays (Modern Love, Tony Toni, Too Much of Nothing?, Lullaby) have recently been read and/or produced.  He currently splits his time between Los Angeles and New York City.  He gets into things.


Catherine Chambers is a Managing Editor and Social Media Coordinator for DUENDE, having previously worked as a poetry editor for Issues 2 and 3. She's worked with the New York Goofs Clown School, as well as at renaissance festivals around the country. Catherine was born and raised in Texas, currently resides in a tent, and is hacking away merrily at her first book-length project.  

Cara Sexton is part monk, part punk. A west-coaster at heart, she currently lives with her husband and four children on an old homestead in central Oklahoma, in a 1902 home dubbed the "Crooked Little House" whose walls are full of stories and land-rush secrets. She writes creative nonfiction, spiritual memoir, poetry, short fiction, and is general editor of the forthcoming nonfiction anthology Soul Bare, releasing fall 2016 by InterVarsity Press. Her work has also appeared in two books by Civitas Press, What a Woman is Worth (2014) and Finding Church (2012), among other places. When she isn't writing, she is probably decorating or scouring flea markets for vintage trinkets. You can (try to) keep up with her at

Jay Sheets is a poet and one of DUENDE's poetry editors. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Hermeneutic Chaos, Aleola, Sundog Lit, The Albion Review, and The Light Ekphrastic. Sheets lives in Salem, MA. 


Amy Sterne is Senior Managing Editor at DUENDE. She was born, raised, and currently resides with her dog that resembles a cow, in Crystal Lake, IL. She writes poetry, essays, and creative non-fiction, and is working on her first book-length project. She’s inspired by Kurt Vonnegut, Cheryl Strayed, Anne Sexton, John Steinbeck, and Lidia Yuknavitch. In her free time, she enjoys baking pies with a mug of wine in hand while listening to music with a lot of soul. 


M. A. Vizsolyi is the author of “The Lamp with Wings: love sonnets,” (HarperPerennial) winner of the National Poetry Series, selected by Ilya Kaminsky.  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 NPR. 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.   He is part of the faculty of the BFA in Creative Writing Program at Goddard College and serves as the faculty advisor for DUENDE. He currently lives in Brooklyn.

Tyler Woodsmall is a Managing Editor at DUENDE. He enjoys his time at Goddard College in Vermont, but he spends most of his time in the Victorian District of Savannah, Georgia, where he lives in a bed and breakfast. He does screenplay analysis professionally for several film festivals and literary agencies. When not working or doing schoolwork, he enjoys reading and writing fiction.