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Contents: Issue 2: March 2020

Fiction Flash
(501–1,000 words)
Hybrids
(Haibun Stories)
Micro
(up to 500 words)
Faction About Issue 2 Bio Notes Climate Crisis CNF, Essays, Etc. Visual Arts Poetic & Hybrid Forms Ekphrastic Works Haibun (Prose + Haiku) Haiga (Art + Poetry) Poems, Lineated Prose Poems Tanka Prose

Content Warning: MacQueen’s Quinterly contains a diverse range of literary and artistic works, many of which are suitable only for mature adults. However, an “[R]” after titles below simply indicates reprinted works (or, more accurately of course, republished works, since this is an online publication).

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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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About Issue 2
Clare MacQueen Intro [includes winner of Editor’s Choice Award and list of finalists]
Statistics
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Climate Crisis
Dennis Hinrichsen [schema geometrica] [DYSPHAGIA] [poem, lineated]
Peter Jastermsky Tipping Points [haibun]
David C. Rice Lost Bird: Reward [tanka prose]
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CNF, Essays, Reviews, Etc.
Roberta Beary To My Husband Unexpectedly Called Away [micro-CNF]
Guy Biederman What We Call Forever [micro-memoir]
Jack Cooper No Place to Go: A Constant Reminder [essay]
Eamon Grennan An Object of Wonder: Always Say Goodnight by Matt Bialer [book review]
Clare MacQueen “No Succinct Summary Will Do Them Justice” [review of A Cast-Iron Aeroplane That Can Actually Fly: Commentaries From 80 American Poets on Their Prose Poetry, ed. by Peter Johnson]
Jordan Trethewey See Featured Artist below, for his interview with Lorette C. Luzajic.
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Ekphrastic Works

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Mary Jo Balistreri Dalí Speaks With His Niece [poem, lineated]
Denis Bell Red Dawn [R] [micro-fiction, with collage illustration by Louise Freshman Brown]
Linda Nemec Foster On St. James’ Feast Day, the Shells of Abakanowicz [prose poem, after works by Marta Magdalena Abakanowicz-Kosmowska]
Lorette C. Luzajic See Featured Artist below.
Robbi Nester Book [poem, lineated, after a sculpture by Maggie Jaszczak]
Dangerous Dreams [poem, lineated, after a collage by Thomas Terceira]
John Olson Crocodile [R] [essay, after a sculpture by Philip Hanna]
Kimmo Rosenthal Olympia (Thoughts on a Courtesan in Eight Chapters) [CNF, after Manet’s Olympia]
Jeanne Yeasting Dear Berthe [prose poem, after The Cradle by Berthe Morisot]
From Today I Banish (Paris, 1860s) [poem, lineated, after Edgar Degas]
 
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 Artist

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Lorette C. Luzajic Ceviche [R] [prose poem, ekphrastic]
The Sirens [R] [prose poem, ekphrastic]
 
Lorette C. Luzajic Four Visual Artworks:
Borderline Marilyn [R] [mixed-media collage]
Let Yourself Forget How Your Story Began [R] [mixed-media collage]
Morning Glory [R] [mixed-media collage]
Mysteries [R] [mixed-media collage]
 
Jordan Trethewey [Seven Questions About Process: An Interview With Lorette C. Luzajic]
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Fiction: Flash and Micro*
Roberta Beary Twisted Pearls [micro]
Guy Biederman Gravity Hill [R] [micro]
Bill Capossere Peckish [micro]
Valerie Fox Re-Gift List (Not) [micro]
Arya F. Jenkins A Dog Is a Dog Is a Dog [R] [flash]
Days Like This [R] [flash]
Joseph Mills Art Education [micro]
Taylor Rossics Harass the Florist [micro]
C.C. Russell The Sound, the Message [micro]
Jess D. Taylor Above Water [micro]
Laynie Tzena Spot [micro]
Julie Whitehead The Zen Masters [flash]
Francine Witte Wolf [micro]
 
*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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Fiction, Hybrids: Haibun Stories
Jonathan Humphrey A Tennessee Stock Pond, Transfigured
Green Gloves (On Becoming a Roadside Frog)
Peter Jastermsky Dearest One
Bob Lucky In a Brown Study
Stella Pierides Noir [A Triptych]
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Haibun (Prose + Haiku)
Margaret Dornaus Late-Night Inventory
Terri L. French Appearances [R]
Jonathan Humphrey See Fiction, Hybrids above.
Peter Jastermsky See Climate Crisis and Fiction, Hybrids above.
Maureen Kingston Scriptura Continua
Bob Lucky See Fiction, Hybrids above.
Stella Pierides See Fiction, Hybrids above.
Andrew Riutta A Copper Country Romance [R]
Lost and Found [R]
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Haiga (Visual Art + Poetry)

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Mark Meyer selbstporträt— [R]
Gary S. Rosin &
Grace Evans
Star Trails
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Poems, Lineated
Cynthia Anderson Born Again [cherita sequence]
Matt Bialer Netherworld [R]
Ace Boggess Big Bang May Have Created a Mirror Universe Where Time Runs Backward
James Roderick Burns Four Micro-Poems:
“Flame in my ear” [haiku]
“Stepping over” [haiku]
“How wonderful—snow” [R] [tanka]
“Small brown leaf” [R] [haiku]
Jack Cooper Not of This World [R]
When We Decide [R]
Robert L. Dean, Jr. I Dream I am Chuang Tzu Dreaming
He Is Me Dreaming We Are Dalí’s Moustache
Scott Ferry Two days before our neighbor died [R]
Dennis Hinrichsen See Climate Crisis above.
Tanya Ko Hong Soft as Rock [R]
Suk Su Dong [R]
Robert Eugene Rubino Nixon’s the One
Uncool Kid
Tova Hinda Siegel Sunday’s Circle
Barton Smock [A Quintet of Poems]:
“Drawings” [R]
“Beginning Ache” [R]
“Lit Ache” [R]
“Stem Ache” [R]
“Tame Ache” [R]
Skaidrite Stelzer Holding On
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Prose Poems
Cynthia Anderson The Forest Town at the Foot of the Mountains
Bill Capossere The Last Man on the Moon
Steve Cushman On the 17th Hole
Oyster Crackers
Robert L. Dean, Jr. The God Particle
Kika Dorsey I’m Always Turning Around
Linda Nemec Foster Indigo Sky Above Spain
Valerie Fox Playing With Dolls [R]
Maureen Kingston Folly
Dotty LeMieux Y2K: A Memory
Bob Lucky At the Doctor’s Office
Lorette C. Luzajic See Featured Artist above.
Joseph Mills Testimonial
Kathleen McGookey 581 Prestwick
Magnificent Error
John Olson New Terms [R]
Tova Hinda Siegel Beyond the Kaleidoscope
Jeanne Yeasting Discriminating Distinction [R]
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Tanka Prose
Tish Davis Fireflies [tanka prose]
Claire Everett Subtle Ghosts [tanka tale]
David C. Rice See Climate Crisis above.
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Visual Arts

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Louise Freshman Brown See entry for Denis Bell under Ekphrastic Works above.
Grace Evans See entry for Gary S. Rosin and Grace Evans under Haiga above.
Maggie Jaszczak See entry for “Book” by Robbi Nester under Ekphrastic Works above.
Lorette C. Luzajic See Featured Artist above.
Édouard Manet See entry for Kimmo Rosenthal under Ekphrastic Works above.
Mark Meyer Two Artworks:
Bon Vivant [R] [digital pigment print]
Pleiomorphic [R] [digital pigment print]
Mark Meyer See also Haiga above.
Berthe Morisot See entry for “Dear Berthe” by Jeanne Yeasting under Ekphrastic Works above.
Howard Pyle See entry for “The Sirens” by Lorette C. Luzajic under Featured Artist above.
Gary S. Rosin See Haiga above.
 

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