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Contents: Issue 14: August 2022

Featured Book:
Dear Vincent

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

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Featured Book: Dear Vincent
Kendall Johnson From Dear Vincent: A Psychologist Turned Artist Writes Back to Van Gogh [R] [epistolary + visual art]:
[Contrasts], after The Harvest, a painting by Vincent van Gogh
[Fishing Boats], after Fishing Boats on the Beach at Les Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer by Van Gogh
[Bloom], after Van Gogh’s Sunflowers (1888)
Kate Flannery The One Necessity [review of Dear Vincent]
Kendall Johnson On the Occasion of Your Latest Reveal [epistle], after hidden self-portrait of Van Gogh
 
Note: An “[R]” after a title above indicates republished work (aka reprint).
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Cheribun [prose + cherita]
Kendall Johnson Utah
Kala Ramesh The Percolator
Daryl Scroggins A Confluence of Distractions
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Ekphrastic Works
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Roy J. Beckemeyer Megarhyssa [poem, lineated], after pen-and-ink illustration by Craig Latker
Robert L. Dean, Jr. Second Sight [R] [poem, lineated], after snapshot of poet’s mother
Kendall Johnson Epistles to Dalí II [haibun]
Kendall Johnson See also Featured Book: Dear Vincent above.
Maureen Kingston Solitary Genius [haibun], after a painting by Edward Hopper
Joan Leotta My Window, My Morning View [prose poem], after a painting by Henri Matisse
Lorette Luzajic Four Seasons [prose poem], after four lithographs by Alphonse Mucha
Hopscotch [prose poem], after works by painter and sculptor Antoni Tàpies
The Triaminic Man [flash fiction], after a painting by Jan Matejko
Robert I. Mann Two Girls With Jobs [prose poem], after a painting by Edward Hopper
Robbi Nester Dancing White Egret [poem, lineated], after a photograph by Philippe Rouyer
Gary S. Rosin Out of Their Hands [poem, lineated], after a kinetic sculpture by Tamara Kvesitadze
Charles D. Tarlton Forbidden Fruit [poem, lineated], after a painting by Sakai Hōitsu
Peintingu [poem, lineated], after a painting by Sakai Hōitsu
Jonathan Yungkans Others Have Come and Gone and Wrought No Damage [poem, lineated], after a painting by René Magritte
 
Note: An “[R]” after a title above indicates republished work (aka reprint).
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Fiction: Flash and Micro*
Dave Alcock Out [micro]
Sandra Arnold The end of the rainbow [flash]
Guy Biederman I Won’t Be Long [micro]
Eva Eliav Bird [micro]
Carrying a Baby [micro]
Labyrinth [micro]
Turtle [micro]
Gary Grossman Mindfulness [micro]
Norbert Kovacs Winter Field [micro]
Kathryn Kulpa Five Things I Remember From the Anthropocene Age [flash]
Oregon Trail [micro]
Nancy Ludmerer Messages From Messina [flash]
 
Lorette Luzajic See Ekphrastic Works above.
 
Daryl Scroggins Silent Might [micro]
John Sheirer Two Microfictions:
“Everyday Ironies I and II”
 
*Note: At MacQ, Flash Fiction = 501-1,000 words, and Microfiction, no more than 500 words. These word counts do include titles!
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Haibun [prose + haiku]
Cynthia Anderson Territory
Kari Gunter-Seymour That Plus Fifty Cents
Peter Jastermsky Two Micro-Haibun:
“Boneyard”
“Size Wise”
 
Kendall Johnson See Ekphrastic Works above.
Maureen Kingston See Ekphrastic Works above.
 
Kat Lehmann Two Braided Haibun:
Energy Shift in the Storage Shed
Setting the See-Saw
Kat Lehmann Inner Rising [woven haibun]
Bob Lucky The Armchair Daoist Gets Itchy Feet
An Epistemological Aside [micro-haibun]
Peter Newton Megafauna
Modern Gothic [haibun story]
Kala Ramesh Warp and Weft
Norman Silver Drimsel
Sydney Solis Pomegranates
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Haiga & Hybrids [poetry + visual art]
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Kala Ramesh knowingly [tanka art]
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Nonfiction
Kate Flannery Reaping the Whirlwind: An Interview with Kendall Johnson and John Brantingham [R], a discussion of their book A Sublime and Tragic Dance: Robert Oppenheimer and the Manhattan Project
Kate Flannery See also Featured Book: Dear Vincent above.
Kendall Johnson Linking Sacred Moments: Unlocking the Novella-in-Flash by Michael Loveday [book review]
Nancy Parshall Into the Mow [flash memoir]
Daryl Scroggins Necessities [micro memoir]
 
Note: An “[R]” after a title above indicates republished work (aka reprint).
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Poems: Micro
Cynthia Anderson Two Micro-Poems:
“[body of water]” [cherita]
“[stoic]” [cherita terbalik]
Eva Eliav [swaying]
 
Peter Jastermsky See Haibun above.
Bob Lucky See Haibun above.
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Poetry: Lineated
Section 1 of 2:
 
Cynthia Anderson See Poems: Micro above.
Roy J. Beckemeyer See Ekphrastic Works above.
Eva Eliav See Poems: Micro above.
Robbi Nester See Ekphrastic Works above.
Gary S. Rosin See Ekphrastic Works above.
Charles D. Tarlton See Ekphrastic Works above.
 
Section 2 of 2:
 
Angela Carole Brown Withheld
Robert L. Dean, Jr. Cruel and Unusual
Robert L. Dean, Jr. See also Ekphrastic Works above.
Steve Deutsch Menagerie
Pauli Dutton Passion in the Descanso Gardens
Scott Ferry Four Poems: “4/7” and “5/12” and “5/13” and “5/15”
(plus four untitled photographs)
George Franklin Funeral Rites
Orphic Mysteries
Roseanne Freed The tree which moves some to tears of joy, is in the eyes of others only a green thing
Karen Greenbaum-Maya Comeback
Gary Grossman Daylilies
Kari Gunter-Seymour Bad Company
Dianna Mackinnon Henning My Heart’s Not a Casual Affair,
Fold your tears into peace signs.
Paul Ilechko Long Migration
Judy Kronenfeld Animal Knowledge
David Lawton Herbs, Mama, Herbs!
Betsy Mars Bricklayers
Penelope Moffet Thumbprint
Lorraine A Padden & Alan Peat White Marble [rengay variant]
Laura Ann Reed Heat
Unspoken
To a Sister I Didn’t Know
Kevin Ridgeway Bob Dylan Was Here
Robert Rubino The Ninja Turtles Pajamas Gambit
When Meditation Was All the Rage
Deborah J. Shore Crossing
Purging [R]
VA Smith On Not Buying the Peaches
John L. Stanizzi One Too Many Mornings
Susan Tekulve Hospitality
Socks
Julie Weiss Once Upon a Lie
Story I Don’t Tell My Son on Our Way Home From the Emergency Room
Aruni Wijesinghe Kidney-shaped pool
Ouroboros
Jonathan Yungkans That We Have Come to Construe as a Landscape [duplex]
As the Ocean Makes Grasses, and in the Process Refurbishes a Lighthouse [duplex]
Jonathan Yungkans See also Ekphrastic Works above.
 
Note: An “[R]” after a title above indicates republished work (aka reprint).
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Prose Poems
Guy Biederman A Descent of Woodpeckers
There’s a Name for That
Lavina Blossom Out for a Walk
Rick Christiansen Baby Teeth
Maureen Kingston Cloudy With a Chance of Torture
 
Joan Leotta See Ekphrastic Works above.
Lorette Luzajic See Ekphrastic Works above.
 
Kathleen McGookey Little Gold Door
Two Prose Poems: “Cloud Report, 4/19/22” and “Cloud Report, 5/24/22”
Rachel Neve-Midbar Younger Men
Alexis Rhone Fancher How to Eat an Artichoke [erotic], plus two of her photographs
Alexis Rhone Fancher See also Visual Arts below.
Daryl Scroggins Leonardo
Aruni Wijesinghe Feed
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Tanka Prose [prose + tanka]
Marietta McGregor Star bright
 
Kala Ramesh See Haiga Forms above for her tanka art.
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Visual Arts
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Alexis Rhone Fancher Six Photographs [R]
 
Salvador Dalí See entry for Kendall Johnson under Ekphrastic Works above.
 
Scott Ferry See his entry under Poetry: Lineated above.
 
Sakai Hōitsu See entries for Charles D. Tarlton under Ekphrastic Works above.
Edward Hopper See entry for Robert I. Mann under Ekphrastic Works above.
Craig Latker See entry for Roy J. Beckemeyer under Ekphrastic Works above.
René Magritte See entry for Jonathan Yungkans under Ekphrastic Works above.
Jan Matejko See entry for Lorette C. Luzajic under Ekphrastic Works above.
Alphonse Mucha See entry for Lorette C. Luzajic under Ekphrastic Works above.
 
Kala Ramesh See Haiga Forms above for her tanka art.
 
Philippe Rouyer See entry for Robbi Nester under Ekphrastic Works above.
 
Vincent van Gogh See entries for Kendall Johnson under Featured Book: Dear Vincent above.
 
 

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