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Contents: Issue 13: May 2022

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Fiction Flash
(501–1,000 words)
Micro
(up to 500 words)
Faction Bio Notes Nonfiction Statistics Visual Arts Poetic & Hybrid Forms Cheribun Featured: Ekphrasis Haibun Haiga & Hybrids Poetry: Lineated Prose Poems

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Cheribun
Section 1 of 2:
 
Cynthia Anderson American Beauty
Summer of Love
Roberta Beary St. Joseph’s Academy Kindergarten
D. Walsh Gilbert Geese
Jane Salmons Black Market
Daryl Scroggins Memento Mori [cheribun sequence]
Tableau Vivant
Charles D. Tarlton Dancing in Context
From Where I’m Sitting
 
Section 2 of 2:
 
Cynthia Anderson See also Featured Form: Ekphrasis below.
Keith Evetts See Featured Form: Ekphrasis below.
Charmaine Smith See Featured Form: Ekphrasis below.
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Featured Form: Ekphrasis *
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Cynthia Anderson Animals [poem], after the painting by Rufino Tamayo
Cow Swatting Flies [R] [poem + poet’s note], after the painting by Rufino Tamayo
Mikki Aronoff Fugue, 1956-1959 [microfiction], after an untitled vintage photograph
Ready or Not [prose poem], after a painting by Pavel Tchelitchew
Cassandra Atherton and Paul Hetherington Cabaret (1972 film) [sequence of five prose poems + poets’ commentary], after the musical directed by Bob Fosse
Roy J. Beckemeyer Insurrection [prose poem + poet’s commentary], after a painting by Vincent van Gogh
Letters From Vincent [poem + poet’s commentary], after a painting by Vincent van Gogh
David Belcher The Cohort [microfiction], after a painting by Leah Saulnier
John Brantingham Little Dancer, Aged 75, Paris 1940 [microfiction], after sculpture by Degas
Mary Before Degas’s Dancers in the Rotunda at the Paris Opera [microfiction], after the painting
Paul Klee’s Introducing the Miracle [poem]
Lynn Czaban Four Portrait Quilts [textile arts]:
Vermeer Meets Fassett [R], after a painting by Johannes Vermeer
Untitled [R], after a vintage photo
Da Vinci Smiles [R], after a painting by Leonardo da Vinci
Mr. Van Gogh, Meet Kaffee Fassett [R], after a self-portrait by Van Gogh
Cherie Hunter Day Currency Exchange [prose poem], after a photograph by John Levy
Once Upon a Time in Storyville [microfiction], after a photograph by E. J. Bellocq
Radio Silence [prose poem], after instrumental music by Yo La Tengo
Robert L. Dean, Jr. Finding the Door: One Writer’s Approach to Ekphrasis [craft essay]
Home is the Sailor [poem], after a painting by Edward Hopper
Keith Evetts Jacob’s Ladder [cheribun]
Karen George Emily Carr’s The Great Eagle, Skidegate, B. C., 1929 [poem]
Solstice Blue Hour [prose poem], after a painting by Maximilian Lenz
Lori Howe Help Yourself [poem], after an art installation by Sun Yuan and Peng Yu
Bob Lucky The Light Becomes Us [prose poem], after a painting by Robert Ryman
Lorette C. Luzajic Christmas in July [microfiction], after a painting by Keith Haring
Midnight Train [prose poem], after a painting by Alex Colville
The Psychic [prose poem], after Salvador Dalí
Robbi Nester Five Poems after Rembrandt’s Series of Senses Paintings:
Listen, after Three Musicians
Scent of Mortality, after Unconscious Patient
On Rembrandt’s Stone Operation
The Witness, after A Pedlar Selling Spectacles
The Missing Sense, after a lost painting
Robbi Nester Van Gogh’s Ear [R]
Gary S. Rosin A Chinese Court [R] [poem], after the painting by David Chorlton
Inside Looking Out [poem], after a painting by Vincent van Gogh
The Faces of History [R] [poem + poet’s note], after Salvador Dali
Gary S. Rosin and
David Chorlton
Talking Back to Art [R] [a poetic dialogue]:
“In Line for the Future,” after the painting by David Chorlton
“Artist’s Statement” by David Chorlton, after Rosin’s poem above
“Talking Back to Art,” after Chorlton’s poem above
Jason Ryberg Still Holding [poem], after paintings by Andrew Wyeth
Charmaine Smith Dynamic Hieroglyphic of the Bal Tabarin (1912) [cheribun + poet’s commentary], after the painting by Gino Severini
Olivia Wolford Caelifera [prose poem], after a lost painting by Otis Dozier
Jonathan Yungkans Hence It Ends Up With a Scenario of Them All Getting Paid [poem], after a painting by René Magritte
 
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* Note: If you’re interested in submitting ekphrastic works to MacQ, wonderful! Founding editor Clare MacQueen hopes you’ll be willing to peruse Jack Cooper’s tips and hers in their essay Ephective Ekphrastics: A Guide for Verbalizing Art (Fall 2018, KYSO Flash), which includes additional examples of what Clare’s looking to publish here in MacQ as well. See also the excellent recommendations from Robert L. Dean, Jr. in his craft essay: Finding the Door: One Writer’s Approach to Ekphrasis (MacQ-13, May 2022).
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Fiction: Micro*
Section 1 of 2:
 
Dave Alcock Congeners
For the Errand That Brings Us Together
Limbo
Mikki Aronoff Promises
Roberta Beary Right as Rain
Karen Greenbaum-Maya Kafka at the Long Table
 
Section 2 of 2:
 
Mikki Aronoff See also Featured Form: Ekphrasis above.
David Belcher See Featured Form: Ekphrasis above.
John Brantingham See Featured Form: Ekphrasis above.
Cherie Hunter Day See Featured Form: Ekphrasis above.
Lorette Luzajic See Featured Form: Ekphrasis above.
 
*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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Haibun [prose + haiku]
Bob Lucky Scribble Away
Peter Newton Double Take
Kala Ramesh Inertia
Reality Show
The Circle
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Haiga & Hybrids [poetry + visual art]
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Kala Ramesh Four Untitled Artworks:
[i take in] [haiga]
[somewhere] [taiga]
[Meanwhile the news] [haiga, gembun]
[peeling an onion] [haiga]
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Nonfiction
Robert L. Dean, Jr. See Featured Form: Ekphrasis above, for his craft essay on ekphrasis.
Jonathan Yungkans See Poetry: Lineated below, for his craft essay on the duplex form.
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Poetry: Lineated
Section 1 of 2:
 
Scott Ferry 51, 52, 54, 53
Susan Hayden The Last Barstool Date of the Loneliness Prevention Society
Lori Howe Magnetoreception [cadralor]
Ellaraine Lockie Epistolary [R]
The Semantics of Suicide
Lorraine Padden &
Alan Peat
Perpetual [rengay variant]
Jason Ryberg Big Balls and All [R]
The Sudden Appearance of Giuseppe, the Billy Goat [R]
Jonathan Yungkans Duplex Beginning With a Line by Robert Kelly
Duplex Beginning With a Line by Xi Chuan
Duplex Beginning With a Line by Leila Chatti
Duplex Beginning With a Line by Cynthia Hogue
Jonathan Yungkans “Look at How It Goes Together”: Personal Mechanics of Adapting Duplex Form to Content [craft essay]
 
Note: An “[R]” after a title above indicates republished work (aka reprint).
 
Section 2 of 2:
 
Roy J. Beckemeyer See Featured Form: Ekphrasis above.
David Chorlton See “Talking Back to Art“ entries for Gary S. Rosin and David Chorlton under Featured Form: Ekphrasis above.
Robert L. Dean, Jr. See Featured Form: Ekphrasis above, and Visual Arts below.
Lori Howe See also Featured Form: Ekphrasis above.
Robbi Nester See Featured Form: Ekphrasis above.
Gary S. Rosin See Featured Form: Ekphrasis above.
Jason Ryberg See also Featured Form: Ekphrasis above.
Jonathan Yungkans See also Featured Form: Ekphrasis above.
 
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Prose Poems
Section 1 of 2:
 
Robin Church Fascinated by Death
Eli S. Evans Two Friends
Karen Greenbaum-Maya Subjunctively Speaking
Jozie Konczal The First Sense
Bob Lucky If I Could Find the Words to Say What I Feel, I Wouldn’t Talk So Much: Notes Towards a Manifesto
Joanell Serra Guacamole
 
Section 2 of 2:
 
Mikki Aronoff See Featured Form: Ekphrasis above.
Cassandra Atherton and Paul Hetherington See Featured Form: Ekphrasis above.
Roy J. Beckemeyer See Featured Form: Ekphrasis above.
Cherie Hunter Day See Featured Form: Ekphrasis above.
Karen George See Featured Form: Ekphrasis above.
Bob Lucky See also Featured Form: Ekphrasis above.
Lorette Luzajic See Featured Form: Ekphrasis above.
Olivia Wolford See Featured Form: Ekphrasis above.
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Visual Arts
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Section 1 of 2:
 
Robert L. Dean, Jr. &
Skyler Lovelace
Piatt Street, 1965 [R] [photo-poem]
 
Note: An “[R]” after a title above indicates republished work (aka reprint).
 
Section 2 of 2:
 
E. J. Bellocq See entry for Cherie Hunter Day under Featured Form: Ekphrasis above.
Emily Carr See entry for Karen George under Featured Form: Ekphrasis above.
Lynn Czaban See Featured Form: Ekphrasis above.
David Chorlton See entry for Gary S. Rosin (A Chinese Court) under Featured Form: Ekphrasis above.
Edgar Degas See entries for John Brantingham under Featured Form: Ekphrasis above.
Otis Dozier See entry for Olivia Wolford under Featured Form: Ekphrasis above.
Maximilian Lenz See entry for Karen George under Featured Form: Ekphrasis above.
John Levy See entry for Cherie Hunter Day under Featured Form: Ekphrasis above.
Skyler Lovelace See entry for Robert L. Dean, Jr. above in Visual Arts (Section 1).
Kala Ramesh See Haiga & Hybrids above.
Rembrandt See entries for Robbi Nester under Featured Form: Ekphrasis above.
Leah Saulnier See entry for David Belcher under Featured Form: Ekphrasis above.
Vincent van Gogh See entries for Roy J. Beckemeyer and Gary S. Rosin under Featured Form: Ekphrasis above.
 

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