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MacQueen’s Quinterly: Knock-your-socks-off Art and Literature
Date Published: 18 Sept. 2022

Contents: Issue 15

  Featured Artists

Fiction Ekphrastic Challenge Ekphrastic Works Flash
(501–1,000 words)
Micro
(up to 500 words)
Faction Bio Notes Statistics Visual Arts Poetry & Hybrids Cheribun Ekphrastic Challenge Ekphrastic Works Haibun Poems: Micro Poetry: Lineated Prose Poems

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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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Cheribun [prose + cherita]
Kendall Johnson Out of the Desert [+ painting by Johnson]
 
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Ekphrastic Challenge:
“The Question of Questions”
Clare MacQueen Results of Ekphrastic Writing Challenge
[includes commentaries + links to the eight works listed below]
Winner:
Jonathan Yungkans “It Belongs to Each of Us Like a Blanket” [poem]
Finalists (unranked):
 
Roberta Beary The True Story of the Reproduction of The Holy Shroud and the Convent School: Brought to You by Yours Truly, Creator of the Quaeritur Podcast” [microfiction]
 
Roberto Christiano “The Question of Questions” [poem]
 
Linda Nemec Foster [Turin Shroud Triptych]:
“Prelude”; “The Making of the Shroud: Fourteen Visions (After the Fourteen Stations of the Cross)”; and “Afterword” [micro- and prose poetry]
 
Hazel Hall “A Question of Faith” [hybrid prosimetrum, with tanka, senryu, & cherita variation]
 
Daryl Scroggins “Roadshow” [microfiction]
 
“Love Touches All Love” [prose poem]
 
“The Fungible Nimbus” [microfiction]
 
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Ekphrastic Works
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Roy J. Beckemeyer Purgatory [prose poem], after digital illustration by “grandfailure”
Cherie Hunter Day Gallery of the Like-Minded [haibun], after a photograph by John Levy (of a painting by André Derain)
Margaret Dornaus When a Tree Falls [haibun], after a painting by Maria Prymachenko
Stephen D. Gibson The Tree of Knowledge of Life [microfiction], after a painting by Pavel Tchelitchew
Hazel Hall Let the Bass Walk With You [R] [sonku: sonnet + haiku; includes audio of poet’s reading], after Chet Baker’s performance of “Almost Blue” (Tokyo, 1987)
Rick Mulkey Late Summer Meditation on Van Gogh’s Wheatfield with a Reaper [poem, lineated]
Gary S. Rosin Night Wind [micro-poem: American cinquain], after the art quilt by Carol Anne Grotrian
Gary S. Rosin Rainbow and Dead Tree [micro-poem: cherita terbalik], after the photograph by Chuck Kimmerle
Gary S. Rosin When Spirits Play [micro-poem: cherita terbalik], after the photograph by Klaus Priebe
Jane Salmons Tom’s Ninth Life [microfiction], after a painting by Charles Verlat
Harriot West Posing for Degas [haibun], after a painting by Edgar Degas
 
Note: An “[R]” after a title above indicates republished work (aka reprint).
 
Note: If you’re interested in submitting ekphrastic works to us, wonderful! We hope you’ll take a few minutes to read Ephective Ekphrastics: A Guide for Verbalizing Art, our tips in KYSO Flash 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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Note: An “[R]” after a title below indicates republished work (aka reprint).
 
Angela Carole Brown Five Artworks (paintings):
[Happy Accident] [R] (alcohol ink on yupo)
Blu Period [R] (acrylic on canvas)
Blood Need Only Signify Womanhood [R] (alcohol ink on yupo)
Man on Deathbed Enveloped in His Dreams [R] (alcohol ink on yupo)
The Sea [R] (alcohol ink on yupo)
Angela Carole Brown See also Fiction: Flash and Micro below, for three of her 100-word stories.
 
Carol Anne Grotrian Four Art Quilts (American quilting + Japanese shibori):
Lilies of the Lake, Spring [R]
Rockery Grasses, Ipswich River [R]
Bouquet [lilacs] [R]
Pyrotechnics, The Fourth [R]
Carol Anne Grotrian To link to her art quilt Night Wind, see
Gary S. Rosin under Ekphrastic Works.
 
Susan Tekulve Six Artworks:
Canna Abstract [R] [digital art]
Happy Spring [R] [watercolor painting, with heat-embossed gold stamp]
Driftwood Tree [R] [photograph]
Untitled [R] [artisan jewelry], bezel/pendant encasing an alcohol-ink painting by Claire Bateman
Italian Chapel [R] [digital art]
Mystery Title [R] [digital art]
 
Note: An “[R]” after a title above indicates republished work (aka reprint).
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Fiction: Flash and Micro*
Dave Alcock Equanimity [sequence, micro]
 
Roberta Beary See Results of Ekphrastic Writing Challenge.
 
Guy Biederman Kitchen Mishap [micro]
Callie S. Blackstone Escape from the Zoo [micro]
Untitled [micro]
Angela Carole Brown Splenic Descent [R] [micro]
Alms [R] [micro]
Intersection [R] [micro]
Rebecca Dempsey Woman of Salt [micro]
 
Stephen D. Gibson See Ekphrastic Works above.
 
Lorette C. Luzajic Kenophobia [flash]
The Hairdresser [flash]
Nora Nadjarian My Perfect Cousin [micro]
Ken Poyner Automaton [micro]
Capture [micro]
Puberty [micro]
 
Jane Salmons See Ekphrastic Works above.
Daryl Scroggins See Results of Ekphrastic Writing Challenge.
 
Jeanette Topar Facedown in the Cornflowers [micro]
Low on Eggs [micro]
 
*Note: At MacQ, Flash Fiction = 501-1,000 words, and Microfiction, no more than 500 words. These word counts do include titles!
 
Note: An “[R]” after a title above indicates republished work (aka reprint).
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Haibun [prose + haiku]
Cynthia Anderson “I’m a Bill you never have to pay”
La Buena Vida
Marion Starling Boyer Forelsket
Cherie Hunter Day Agency
Memory as a Kind of Resurrection
Cherie Hunter Day See also Ekphrastic Works above.
 
Margaret Dornaus The River
Margaret Dornaus See also Ekphrastic Works above.
 
Rebecca Drouilhet The Nick of Time [braided haibun]
Kyle Hemmings The Queen of Soft Distant Animals
Triad [haibun story]
War Lords [micro-haibun]
Peter Jastermsky Two Haibun:
“Bodie”
“What’s Left Behind” [micro]
Bob Lucky Are We There Yet?
Fame
Somewhere in Texas
The Armchair Daoist Channels the Mad Farmer
 
Harriot West See Ekphrastic Works above.
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Poems: Micro
Gary S. Rosin See Ekphrastic Works above.
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Poetry: Lineated
Roberto Christiano See Results of Ekphrastic Writing Challenge.
 
Roseanne Freed A Fearful Thing
This Isn’t About You
Your name is a poem
Gary Grossman Two Linked Poems:
“First Cicada”
“Oh You Rascal Billy Collins” [prose poem]
Hazel Hall Bethungra Spiral [sonku: sonnet + haiku]
Breaking New Ground [sonku: sonnet + haiku]
Hazel Hall See also Results of Ekphrastic Writing Challenge.
 
Rick Mulkey Susan’s Creek
Singing
Rick Mulkey See also Ekphrastic Works above.
 
Jonathan Yungkans See Prose Poems below.
 
Note: An “[R]” after a title above indicates republished work (aka reprint).
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Prose Poems
Cynthia Anderson Cinema Perdu
The Deaths of Others
 
Roy J. Beckemeyer See Ekphrastic Works above.
 
Guy Biederman Convergence of Light
Oatmeal Chronicles
Janet Bowdan Shingles
Linda Nemec Foster My Husband Disguised as a Stranger in a Kraków Bar
Hel as a Destination
The Cloud Sleeps on the Mountain
Foreign Subplots [sequence, prose poems]:
“House of Strong Light—El Escorial” [R]
“A Herd of Butterflies Near a Manor House—Scunthorpe, UK”
“Primitive Art Above the Main Altar in a Museum that Used to be a Church—Holland”
“Oak Tree Growing Out of a Skylight—Near Minsk”
“The Young Man Whose Face is Covered with a Birthmark in the Shape of a Cloud”
Linda Nemec Foster See also Results of Ekphrastic Writing Challenge.
 
Gary Grossman Joys of Gardening
Picking Figs
Gary Grossman See also Poetry: Lineated above.
 
Peter Jastermsky Eavesdroppings
Highlights
Reservations
Bob Lucky Missing
Strangled Dreams [prose ghazal]
This Is No Joke
Lorette C. Luzajic Las Ramblas
Lorette Luzajic See also Fiction: Flash and Micro above.
 
Daryl Scroggins See Results of Ekphrastic Writing Challenge.
 
Jonathan Yungkans Answering Neruda [sequence of five prose poems]
Jonathan Yungkans See also Results of Ekphrastic Writing Challenge.
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Visual Arts
Please do not copy images and/or image URLs from this website without written permission from the copyright holders. Unless otherwise noted, all works in MacQueen’s Quinterly are copyrighted by their respective artists and authors. Thank you for respecting copyrights.
 
Angela Carole Brown See Featured Artists above.
 
Edgar Degas See Harriot West under Ekphrastic Works above.
 
Giovanni Battista della Rovere See ekphrastic microfiction by Roberta Beary.
 
André Derain See Cherie Hunter Day under Ekphrastic Works above.
 
Carol Anne Grotrian See Featured Artists above.
 
Kendall Johnson See Cheribun above.
 
Chuck Kimmerle See Gary S. Rosin under Ekphrastic Works above.
 
John Levy See Cherie Hunter Day under Ekphrastic Works above.
 
Maria Prymachenko See Margaret Dornaus under Ekphrastic Works above.
 
Peter Paul Rubens See “Picking Figs” by Gary Grossman under Prose Poems above.
 
Susan Tekulve See Featured Artists above.
 
Vincent van Gogh See Rick Mulkey under Ekphrastic Works above.
 
Charles Verlat See Jane Salmons under Ekphrastic Works above.
 
 

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