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Contents: Issue 1: January 2020

Featured Artists

Fiction Flash
(501–1,000 words)
Hybrids
(Haibun Stories)
Micro
(up to 500 words)
Faction About Issue 1 Bio Notes Climate Crisis CNF, Essays, Etc. Visual Arts Poetic & Hybrid Forms Ekphrastic Works Haibun (Prose + Haiku) Haiga (Art + Poetry) Poems, Lineated Prose Poems Tanka Prose and
Prose Tanka
 

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Works by an individual may appear under multiple genres below. For a complete list of works by each person, see Index of Contributors.

 
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About Issue 1
Clare MacQueen Intro
Statistics
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Climate Crisis
Jack Cooper Sleepless in Fact [essay]
MaRco Elliott Two Paintings (from the “Car Crazy” series):
In memory of the fallen heroes of the Great Freeway Wars (against the planet)
Rideshare, carpool, it’s cool
Steve Goldman Letter to the Editor re Electric Cars [R]
John Olson Hang on to Your Hat: A Diatribe for Four Voices (and the Sixth Mass Extinction) [R] [prose poem]
Stella Pierides And yet [R] [haibun]
Tony Steven Williams Post inferno [haibun]
Paul-Victor Winters Untitled (2019) [prose poem]
 

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An “[R]” after titles indicates reprinted works.

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CNF, Essays, Reviews, Etc.
Roberta Beary Why I Write Haibun, or The Holy Trinity of Haibun [R] [craft essay]
Jack Cooper See Climate Crisis above.
Peter Fiore A Note on Brevity [R] [craft essay]
Bob Lucky Charles D. Tarlton, Touching Fire: New and Selected Ekphrastic Prosimetra [R] [review]
Amalia Melis January Widow [memoir]
Stella Pierides Felting Haiga [or, Hairballs to Haiga: The Evolution of a New Hybrid Form, “Haikufelting”] [craft essay]
 

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An “[R]” after titles indicates reprinted works.

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Ekphrastic Works

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Cherie Hunter Day For Strength [prose poem, with photograph by John Levy]
Robert L. Dean, Jr. See Featured Artists below.
Dotty LeMieux Holding Pattern [prose poem]
Ellaraine Lockie Early Riser [poem, with photograph by Alexis Rhone Fancher]
Lorette C. Luzajic Figment [prose poem, with painting by Vincent van Gogh]
Gypsy Bisque [prose poem, with painting by Anne Vallayer-Coster]
The Blood Diamond [prose poem, with painting by Gustav Klimt]
Pamela Johnson Parker It’s a Hard Art, Living [lyric memoir, with vintage postcard]
Gary S. Rosin Cracks on Ice [poem]
Ex-Nihil? [poem, with snapshot of a photograph by Teo Kefalopoulos]
Charles D. Tarlton Michelangelo’s Prisoners at the Galleria dell’Accademia in Florence: Untutored Reflections [tanka prose]
 
Note: If you’re interested in submitting ekphrastic works to us, wonderful! We hope you’ll take a few minutes to read our tips in KYSO Flash, Ephective Ekphrastics: A Guide for Verbalizing Art, which include additional examples of what we’re looking to publish here in MacQueen’s Quinterly as well.
 
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Featured Artists

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Robert L. Dean, Jr. & Steven Schroeder Five Ekphrastic Poems After Schroeder’s Paintings:
Dancing in the Eye [after from what I’ve tasted of desire]
Fall From Grace [after the arc between two deaths 5]
The One the Brothers Grimm Left Out [after event horizon 2]
What I Remember [after all that is solid melts into air]
What Is the Frequency, Kenneth? [after a gift of fire: speaking in tongues]
 
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Fiction: Flash* and Micro
Roberta Beary Crossing Hearts
Guy Biederman There You Are and Here I Am
Steve Cushman So Damn Tired
Olivia Dalessandro On the Beach With Linda [flash fiction]*
Kika Dorsey Hormonal
Peter Fiore Don’t Stop the Dance
Gumba
Mary Grimm In the Bathroom
Peter Johnson Anniversary [R]
Elizabeth Kerlikowske Elegy: Class Trip
Kathryn Kulpa Halo
Meg Pokrass Final Patient
Terminal
Lisa Shulman Where Were You Last Night?
 

*NOTE:

*At MacQ, Flash Fiction = 501-1,000 words, and Micro-Fiction, no more than 500 words. These word-counts do include titles!

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An “[R]” after titles indicates reprinted works.

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Fiction, Hybrids: Haibun Stories
Roberta Beary Idiopathic
Glenn G. Coats Jackie Boy [R]
Cherie Hunter Day Holiday Heart Syndrome
Lew Watts Holeh Holeh Holeh
 

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Haibun (Prose + Haiku)
Glenn G. Coats Scout
Claire Everett The Refuge
Peter Jastermsky Drifting Snow
Bob Lucky A Note to Edna
Stella Pierides See Climate Crisis above.
Alexis Rotella White Wash
Lew Watts The Magic Boomerang
Tony Steven Williams See Climate Crisis above.
 
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Haiga (Visual Art + Poetry)

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Ellaraine Lockie and Phyllis Ross Pollage Number 92 [collage of poem, handmade paper, watercolor and embroidery]
Stella Pierides Four Felting Haiga, aka Haikufeltings:
“soft rains on Lesbos...”
“evening hour—” [R]
“fiery sunset—” [R]
“worn smooth” [R]
Stella Pierides See also CNF, Essays, Reviews, etc. above for her craft essay re felting haiga.
Gary S. Rosin and Richard Hunter Somewhere between [poem + photograph]
Alexis Rotella Three Artworks:
Home alone [R] [haiga]
Posing [R] [haiga]
Neena [R] [digital art]
 

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An “[R]” after titles indicates reprinted works.

 
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Poems, Lineated
Roy Beckemeyer Central Heat
Matt Bialer Island
Robert L. Dean, Jr. See Featured Artists above.
Kika Dorsey Prayers [R]
Scott Ferry The way my father ate chicken
Gary Glauber Another Bad Year for Florida Man
Peter Jastermsky Three Micro-Poems:
“desert crossroads” [R] [senryu]
“all the miles” [R] [cherita]
“canyon fault lines” [R] [senryu]
Ellaraine Lockie See Ekphrastic Works and Haiga above.
Rick Mulkey Concerning Whiskey
Waking Alone After Drinking Too Much Wine in Umbria [Editor’s Choice Award]
Where are you, Walt Whitman?
Kevin Ridgeway Old Time Religion
When I Grew Tall Enough to See Behind My Father’s Eyes
Gary S. Rosin See Ekphrastic Works and Haiga above.
Lisa Shulman Nero Tells All
 

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Prose Poems
Cherie Hunter Day See Ekphrastic Works above.
Kika Dorsey Caring for the Bees
Linda Nemec Foster Memory as Red Hibiscus in Santorini
Pablo Picasso in Lucerne
The Night’s Blue Bowl
Peter Johnson Snails [R]
Elizabeth Kerlikowske Step-kids
Dotty LeMieux See Ekphrastic Works above.
Bob Lucky Dear AI Abby
Lorette C. Luzajic See Ekphrastic Works above.
John Olson See Climate Crisis above.
Lynn Pattison Lora has been hidden in the tree trunk [R]
Lora no longer sees herself
Once in a while Lora sees the strangeness
Lora is never alone.
Paul-Victor Winters Untitled (Lucidity) [R]
Untitled (Significance) [R]
 

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Tanka Prose and Prose Tanka
Peter Fiore She Asks About His Hat [R] [prose tanka]
Peter Fiore See also CNF, Essays, Reviews, Etc. above for Fiore’s craft essay on American Gogyōhka.
Charles D. Tarlton Second Cousin Nikki, a Carmody & Blight Dialogue [tanka prose]
Weight as Such [tanka prose]
Charles D. Tarlton See also Ekphrastic Works above.
 

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Visual Arts

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MaRco Elliott See Climate Crisis above.
Richard Hunter and
Gary S. Rosin
See Haiga above.
Teo Kefalopoulos Untitled [R] [snapshot of Paulo Ernesto Silva holding Teo’s framed photograph Lost in Nothingness]
Gustav Klimt The Tree of Life, Stoclet Frieze [R] [painting]
J.R. Lancaster Reclining Nude on Sofa: Tribute to Amedeo Modigliani [R] [mixed-media figurative painting + artist’s commentary] [Editor’s Choice Award]
John Levy Untitled [R] [photograph of hummingbird]
Ellaraine Lockie and
Phyllis Ross
See Haiga above.
Lumitone Photography How an Automat Works [R] [vintage postcard, Horn & Hardart]
Amedeo Modigliani Reclining Nude, Head Resting on Right Arm (aka Nude on a Sofa) [R] [painting]
Alexis Rhone Fancher Early Riser [photograph]
Gary S. Rosin See Ekphrastic Works and Haiga above.
Alexis Rotella See Haiga above.
Steven Schroeder See Featured Artists above.
Brett Stout Three Digital Artworks:
18 Gauge de Stijl [R]
The Downfall of Miami and Us [R]
Hood Rat Keys to the City [R]
Brett Stout Three Mixed-Media Paintings:
The Remission of Guillotines and Chemical Formulas [R]
From ’Nam to Nowhere [R]
Untitled Abstract [R]
Anne Vallayer-Coster White Soup Bowl [R] [painting]
Vincent van Gogh The Starry Night [R] [painting]
 

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