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Contents: Issue 10: October 2021

Featured Poet

Fiction Flash
(501–1,000 words)
Micro
(up to 500 words)
Faction Announcements Bio Notes Nonfiction Visual Arts Poetic & Hybrid Forms Ekphrastic Works Haibun Haiga Poems: Micro Poetry: Lineated Prose Poems

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Announcements
Clare MacQueen Editor’s Choice Award
Statistics
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Ekphrastic Works
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Mikki Aronoff Cinder [micro-fiction], after lithograph by Odilon Redon
Ruth Bavetta Madonna With the Long Neck [poem, lineated], after painting by Parmigianino
Hedy Habra Or Call Me a Hoarder If You Will But Try to Understand [poem, lineated: pantoum], after painting by Remedios Varo
Michele Morris Serenity Now [prose poem], after painting by Benjamin Chee Chee
Robbi Nester After The Large Blue Horses, Franz Marc (1911) [poem, lineated]
Gary S. Rosin [origami cranes] [micro-poem: haiku], after sculptures by Naoki Onogawa
Suspension [poem, lineated], after photograph by Ralph Mercer
Gary S. Rosin See also Poems: Micro below.
 
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 Poet
Note from MacQ publisher, Clare MacQueen:

In October 2019, in my intro to Earth Hymn (the sixth and final KYSO Flash Anthology), I included a Special Mention. Here’s an excerpt: “An enthusiastic round of applause for author and editor Bob Lucky, the only person with works in all 12 issues of our journal online—as well as in each of our six annual print anthologies AND in our special-edition Anthology of Haibun and Tanka Forms 2015....”

Fast-forward two years, and I’m delighted to say that Bob’s signature wit also appears in each and every issue of MacQ (ten of them!). Incredible, yes? Not to mention, downright marvelous. And for this issue, Bob responded even more generously than usual to my invitation to send works for consideration. I was grateful and thrilled to receive a veritable cornucopia of Lucky poems, and simply could not resist choosing half a dozen of them! And I hope y’all enjoy these as I do:
 
Bob Lucky 4th Grade Poetry Lesson: Haiku [poem, lineated]
A Beautiful Cacophony but a Din Nonetheless [haibun]
Conspiracy [prose poem]
Oneiric Event #3 [haibun]
the marble statue with his marble eyes [poem, lineated]
The Party [haibun]
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Fiction: Flash and Micro*
Mikki Aronoff See Ekphrastic Works above.
Roberta Beary 20th Anniversary Debris [micro]
Guy Biederman Café Therapy [R] [micro]
John Brantingham Wait, Just Wait [micro]
Jeff Burd What to Expect [flash]
Frances Gapper Torn Ribbon Moon [micro]
Kathryn Silver-Hajo A Changed Man [micro]
Owl Eyes [micro: six-sentence story]
Kathleen Thomas Autumn Arpeggios [flash]
Stan Lee Werlin Pitcher [R] [flash]
Francine Witte Perfect [micro]
 
*Note: At MacQ, Flash Fiction = 501-1,000 words, and Micro-Fiction, no more than 500 words. These word counts do include titles!
 
Note: An “[R]” above indicates republished work (aka reprint).
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Haibun [prose + haiku]
Peter Jastermsky Legacies
Kat Lehmann Melting Clock
Sensory Revelation Tank
Bob Lucky See Featured Artist above for three of Lucky’s haibun.
Patience Mackarness Seaglass
Mark Meyer Seattle noir [R]
Alice Wanderer Fossil Beach
Sacred Space
 
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Haiga [poetry + visual art]
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Rose Menyon Heflin Survival
Mark Meyer conflagration [R]
floaters [R]
Katherine Durham Oldmixon
and Gary S. Rosin
Hey!
 
Note: An “[R]” above indicates republished work (aka reprint).
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Nonfiction
Nicole Walker Microbiotics [R] [essay + commentary: climate crisis]
 
Note: An “[R]” above indicates republished work (aka reprint).
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Poems: Micro*
Cynthia Anderson False Spring [split sequence]
Self-Paced [split sequence]
Simpatico [split sequence]
Hemapriya Chellappan Almost Human [split sequence]
Tom Clausen and Christine L. Villa Ancient Call [split sequence]
Peter Jastermsky and Lorraine A Padden Opportunity [split sequence]
Kat Lehmann and Bryan Rickert Lehmann’s Auto Enterprises [split sequence]
Bryan Rickert and Hemapriya Chellappan One Last Look [rengay]
Gary S. Rosin Three Micro-Poems:
“whispers in the air” [haiku, ekphrastic], after a video of the sound of monarch butterflies in flight
“a tropical wave” [tanka]
“trapped in the night” [senryu]
Gary S. Rosin See also Ekphrastic Works above.
Dave Russo Land of Little Sticks [haiku sequence]
Dave Russo See also Poetry: Lineated below for an unusual solo haikai sequence.
 
*Note: Beginning with Issue 7 of MacQ, micro-poems are no longer than 50 words each (as counted by Mac Pages), which is the approximate equivalent of 274 characters, including spaces, or just under the Tweet limit of 280 characters. If the micro-poem has a title, then it must be included in this word count.
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Poetry: Lineated
Madeline Artenberg Crak, Bam
Rhinestones and Memories
Ruth Bavetta See Ekphrastic Works above.
Rose Mary Boehm Silences
Robert L. Dean, Jr. Baby Blues Birds
Kika Dorsey Listen and Silent
The Crack We Can’t Step On
Scott Ferry decision
i show my son the moon early yesterday morning
Linda Nemec Foster California Dream
Linda Nemec Foster See also Prose Poems below.
Karen Greenbaum-Maya Evergreens
Hedy Habra See Ekphrastic Works above.
Dianna Henning In the Aftermath of Afterwards [R]
Paul Ilechko Bridges
Ellaraine Lockie Small Town New York City
Bob Lucky See Featured Poet above.
Betsy Mars Cornered
Joan Mazza False Positive
George McDermott Flyover
Bill Mohr The Timing Chains
Lisa Marguerite Mora Heart Map
Eric Nelson Disappearing
Play Ball or Sing
Umbrella
Patricia Nelson Cyclops
Arthur [R]
Morgan Remembers [R]
Robbi Nester Where Is Home?
Robbi Nester See also Ekphrastic Works above.
Gary S. Rosin See Ekphrastic Works above.
Robert Eugene Rubino Nor Was He The Marlboro Man
Dave Russo Music Festival, Natural Chimneys Park [haikai sequence]
Song for My Father: 1
Dave Russo See also Poems: Micro above.
Virginia A. Smith Treatment Aria
Judith Terzi Fire Season 2020
Jonathan Yungkans Two Duplex Poems:
“Like Some Pocket History of the World, So General”
“The Old Man Looks Strangely at the Sea”
Jonathan Yungkans Variation on the 91st Psalm
Where Everything Gets Unraveled Just Right [duplex]
 
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Prose Poems
Guy Biederman Egret’s Flight
Roger Colombik A Prayer for Sakartvelo [R]
Linda Nemec Foster Adrift
The Muslim Wife at the Best Western, Zurich
Hedy Habra Open-Air Roller Skating in Heliopolis
Emilee Kinney The muck ditch
Dotty LeMieux I Remember: The Bin Laden Girls, September, 2001
Bob Lucky See Featured Poet above.
Elaine Mintzer It Could Be Raining
Michele Morris See Ekphrastic Works above.
 
Note: An “[R]” above indicates republished work (aka reprint).
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Visual Arts
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Bob Black Four Untitled Photographs [R]
Michael A. Cummings Three Art Quilts:
James Baldwin: Born Into a Lie #3 [R]
Frida Kahlo [R]
Freedom [R]
Linda Fry Night and Day [R] [painting]
 
Rose Menyon Heflin See Haiga above.
 
Franz Marc See entry for Robbi Nester under Ekphrastic Works above.
 
Ralph Mercer See entry for Gary S. Rosin under Ekphrastic Works above.
 
Mark Meyer See Haiga above.
 
Katherine Durham Oldmixon
and Gary S. Rosin
See Haiga above.
 
Naoki Onogawa See entry for Gary S. Rosin under Ekphrastic Works above.
 
Parmigianino See entry for Ruth Bavetta under Ekphrastic Works above.
 
Odilon Redon See entry for Mikki Aronoff under Ekphrastic Works above.
 

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