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This site serves as the archival home for Gandy Dancer. For current issues and submission information, visit www.gandydancer.org.

Gandy Dancer is a literary magazine, available online and in print, that publishes fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and visual art. Edited by a rotating staff of students at SUNY Geneseo, Gandy Dancer is published twice yearly.

Current Issue: Volume 7, Issue 2 (2019) Best of Gandy Dancer 2012-2018

Dearest Readers,

The art, fiction, nonfiction and poetry feature in this issue represent the best work published over Gandy Dancer's first six years.

To a thousand thousand more,

Jen Galvão and Noah Mazer

April 2019

Poetry

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Alone
Amy Elizabeth Bishop, SUNY Geneseo

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A Profound Valor
Nilson Thomas Carroll, SUNY Oswego

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Allein
Bianca Döring, N/A

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Last Prayer to Mack Wolford
Lara Elmayan, SUNY Geneseo

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Prayers for Vagabond
Loisa Fenichell, SUNY Purchase College

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The Nudist
Jay, SUNY Geneseo

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Visiting Detroit
Nathan Lipps, Binghamton University

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Rolodexed Apologies for My Ex-Girlfriends
Lucia LoTempio, SUNY Geneseo

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In the summer of 1982, as told by dad
Sara Munjack, SUNY Geneseo

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holiday
Isabel Owen, SUNY Geneseo

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A Priest
Joseph Sigurdson, SUNY Oswego

Fiction

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Child Protection
Caroline DeLuca, Stony Brook Southampton

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It Begins with Two
Emmet Haq, Stony Brook University

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Galatea in Blue
Sarah Hopkins, SUNY Geneseo

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Nursing Home
Joshua Keller, SUNY Albany

Creative Nonfiction

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Absolute Pitch
Maya Bergamasco, SUNY Geneseo

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Water and Light
Chloe Forsell, SUNY Geneseo

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Where a Boundary
Elizabeth Pellegrino, SUNY Geneseo

Art

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girl // rape
Azure Arnot, SUNY Plattsburgh

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Rocky, Oh Rocky!
Arnold Barretto, SUNY Plattsburgh

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Kitsune #2
Jodi Bentivegna, SUNY Geneseo

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Placenta
Marita Bray, SUNY Plattsburgh

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Flourish
Marita Bray, SUNY Plattsburgh

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I've Oversimplified Their Beauty
Britina Cheng, SUNY Geneseo

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Bent over easy
Erin Doescher, SUNY Plattsburgh

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Internal
Jane Galletti, SUNY Plattsburgh

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Sienna Streets
Samantha Lambert, SUNY Geneseo

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The Dream Maker Man
Ashley Lester, SUNY Plattsburgh

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Body of Christ
Ashley Lester, SUNY Plattsburgh

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Untitled
Catherine McWilliams, SUNY Geneseo

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Snapple Frontier
Julien Miller, SUNY Purchase College

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Shawdow Lurker
Julien Miller, SUNY Purchase College

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We Dug Up Most of Our Ground No. 2
Allison Piedmonte, Alfred University

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We Dug Up Most of Our Ground No. 3
Allison Piedmonte, Alfred University

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Merging Into Chaos
Shauna Ricketts, SUNY Geneseo

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Organic Composition in the Andaman Sea
Shauna Ricketts, SUNY Geneseo

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Róc Rách
Jackie Phuong Ta, SUNY Plattsburgh

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Managing Editors
Jen Galvão and Noah Mazer
Faculty Advisor
Lytton Smith
Production Advisor
Allison Brown
Advisory Editors
Christy Agrawal, Dan DeZarn, Kristen Gentry, Rachel Hall, Courtney O’Gorman, Lucia LoTempio, Kathryn Waring
Special thanks to:
Special thanks to: Michele Feeley and the Parry family