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Date Published: 1 Jan. 2023

Contents: Issue 16

  Feature: Self-Care
for Creators

Fiction Ekphrastic Works Flash
(501–1,000 words)
Micro
(up to 500 words)
Faction Bio Notes Ekphrastic Works Essays, Etcetera Feature: Self-Care
for Creators
Statistics Visual Arts
Poetry & Hybrids Cheribun Ekphrastic Works Haibun Haiga & Hybrids Poems: Micro Poetry: Lineated Prose Poems

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Feature: Self-Care for Creators
Kendall Johnson A Conversation with John and Ann Brantingham, Authors of Kitkitdizzi: A Non-Linear Memoir of the High Sierra [interview]
A Walk Among Giants [book review of Kitkitdizzi], with three works each by Ann and John Brantingham
Writing to Heal: Tapping Hidden Gifts of Experience [essay], with three of Johnson’s abstract paintings
Clare MacQueen Reframing Self-Care for Creators: Tips for Stewarding Your Talents and Energies in Non-Toxic Ways [essay]
Susan Tekulve What My Muse Prefers [poem]
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Cheribun [prose + cherita]
Gary S. Rosin Birthdays of the Dead
Amy Small-McKinney Dear Body
 
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Ekphrastic Works
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Rose Mary Boehm Kleidung wider den Tod zu Rom, Anno 1656 [poem, lineated], after an engraving by Paulus Fürst
Margaret Dornaus In America: Remember [poem, lineated]
Norbert Kovacs Monsieur Antoine’s Visit [microfiction], after a painting by Edgar Degas
Judy Kronenfeld Anti-Pastoral [poem, lineated], after a painting by Claude Monet
Freeze [poem, lineated]
Lorette C. Luzajic The Apocalypse of Sister Gertrude Morgan [CNF]
Amy Marques Date Night [microfiction]
I would rather rake leaves than masturbate [prose poem], after anonymous postcard
dl mattila Loose Lips [haibun], after digital art by Karen Coburn
Robbi Nester Beekeeper [poem, lineated]
Under the Metal [poem, lineated], after a photograph by Daniel Mauermann
Gary S. Rosin Untitled [a shiver of moon] [haiku], after a photograph by Lars Leber
Gary S. Rosin Extremadura Night [micro-poem: cherita terbalik]
Milky Way Selfies [micro-poem: cherita terbalik]
Richard Allen Taylor Little Girl Blue [poem, lineated]
 
Note: If you’re interested in submitting ekphrastic works to MacQueen’s Quinterly, wonderful! We hope you’ll take a few minutes to read “Ephective Ekphrastics: A Guide for Verbalizing Art”, tips by Jack Cooper and Clare MacQueen in KYSO Flash which include additional examples of what Clare’s looking to publish here in MacQ as well.
 
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Essays, Etcetera
Kendall Johnson See his works under Feature: Self-Care for Creators above.
 
Dotty LeMieux Spring Trip to Mazatlán [CNF]
 
Lorette C. Luzajic See her CNF under Ekphrastic Works above.
 
Sarah Sarai O Faded Elegant World [micro-nonfiction]
Daryl Scroggins A Mint Reply [micro-nonfiction]
Rich Youmans Plaiting Poem & Prose: The Art of Braided Haibun [R] [critical essay]
 
Note: An “[R]” after a title above indicates republished work (aka reprint).
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Fiction: Flash and Micro*
Dave Alcock Believer [micro]
Hand [micro]
Guy Biederman Living Is Easy Behind Ray Bans [flash]
William Cass Neighbors [micro]
Gary Glauber Always Something [flash]
Norbert Kovacs See Ekphrastic Works above.
Lorette C. Luzajic The Man Who Married a Pizza [flash]
Amy Marques See Ekphrastic Works above.
Bayveen O’Connell A Cobbler’s Tale [micro]
Washerwoman’s Wish [micro]
Daryl Scroggins Geography [micro]
Librarian Ondine [R] [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]
Peggy Hale Bilbro Clear the Decks
Texas Two-Step
Andrea Eldridge Shattered Ceilings [braided]
Janine Lehane Folly Mountain
Southern Peninsula
Dotty LeMieux False Spring
Bob Lucky This Old Man, He Dreams Too
Richard L. Matta Uncle Eddie’s Falcon
dl mattila See Ekphrastic Works above.
Stella Pierides Bone Broth [micro-haibun]
Off Time [micro-haibun]
Wabi-sabi [micro-haibun]
Norman Silver Gramadoelas
Sydney Solis The End of the War
Scott Wiggerman The Story of Fire
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Haiga & Hybrids [poetry + visual art]
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Peggy Hale Bilbro Untitled [by a thread] [photo-poem]
Carol Raisfeld Untitled [that was fun!] [photo-poem]
Gary S. Rosin &
Jana Craighead Smith
Floating [collaborative shahai]
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Poems: Micro
Richard L. Matta Heating Up [split sequence]
dl mattila Country Ku [micro-poem sequence]
Stella Pierides See Haibun above.
Gary S. Rosin See Ekphrastic Works above.
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Poetry: Lineated
Rose Mary Boehm See Ekphrastic Works above.
Beth Copeland Mountain Cento
Robert L. Dean, Jr. Not Even a Bird
Margaret Dornaus O, To Be a Curmudgeon
Margaret Dornaus See also Ekphrastic Works above.
Laura Foley Into the Silky Water
The Mosquitoes of Tatamagouche
George Franklin Ode to Stalin
Gary Glauber The Din of Iniquity
Gary Grossman Seven Sisters
Jeanne Julian How to Welcome the New Year
Judy Kronenfeld See Ekphrastic Works above.
Janine Lehane Swimming Test, Merewether Baths
Janine Lehane See also Haibun above.
Terry Jude Miller proof
until today
Penelope Moffet Bestseller
Roosevelt Elk
Robbi Nester Composed
Robbi Nester See also Ekphrastic Works above.
Frederick Pollack I. M. J-L. G.
Laura Ann Reed Inhabited
Memory Awake
VA Smith Mother of Pearl
Ukrainian Easter Eggs
Julie Standig Black and Whites [Waltmarie form:
new to MacQ]
Use ’Ta Could
Mary Ellen Talley Heron, Whose Ghost Are You?
Loneliness in the Museum Garden
Richard Allen Taylor Passage
Richard Allen Taylor See also Ekphrastic Works above and Prose Poems below.
Susan Tekulve Congregation
Hummingbird
Susan Tekulve See also Feature: Self-Care for Creators above.
Jonathan Yungkans See Prose Poems below.
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Prose Poems
Gary Grossman Heart Cracked Not Broken
Peter Jastermsky Flatbed Logic
Route 666
Underbellies
Dana Kinsey Fly Girls
Amy Marques See Ekphrastic Works above.
Richard Allen Taylor Not the Home I Remembered
Jonathan Yungkans Answering Neruda [A Quintet of Prose Poems: 3, 7, 11, 21, 23]
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Visual Arts
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Part I.  
 
Zak Foster Two Art Quilts [R]:
Crazy Quilt
Jeans, I Love You
Stephen Nelson Four Asemic Artworks [R]:
The only words left after midnight
Postcards from a Scottish Bench
Rimbaud in Africa
Thinking About Baudelaire
 
Part II.  
 
Peggy Hale Bilbro See Haiga & Hybrids above.
 
Ann Brantingham See Kendall Johnson’s book review, “A Walk Among Giants,” under CNF, Essays, & Other Nonfiction above.
 
Karen Coburn See dl mattila under Ekphrastic Works above.
 
Edgar Degas See Norbert Kovacs under Ekphrastic Works above.
 
Paulus Fürst See Rose Mary Boehm under Ekphrastic Works above.
 
Kendall Johnson For three of Johnson’s paintings, see his essay “Writing to Heal: Tapping Hidden Gifts of Experience” under Feature: Self-Care for Creators above.
 
Lars Leber Untitled [Twin Lakes, Colorado] [photograph]
 
Daniel Mauermann See Robbi Nester under Ekphrastic Works above.
 
Claude Monet See Judy Kronenfeld under Ekphrastic Works above.
 
Carol Raisfeld See Haiga & Hybrids above.
 
Gary S. Rosin &
Jana Craighead Smith
See Haiga & Hybrids above.
 

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