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Contents: Issue 3: May 2020

Fiction Flash
(501–1,000 words)
Hybrids
(Haibun Stories)
Micro
(up to 500 words)
Faction About Issue 3 Bio Notes Climate Crisis &
Pandemic
CNF, Essays, Etc. Visual Arts
Poetic & Hybrid Forms Ekphrastic Works Haibun & Tanka Prose Haiga, Taiga, &
Photo-poems
Poems, Lineated Prose Poems Tanka Prose
(See Haibun above)

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About Issue 3
Clare MacQueen Intro
Editor’s Choice Award
Statistics
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Climate Crisis & Pandemic
Section I:  
 
Guy Biederman Beast Mode [creative nonfiction]
Claire Everett Never Was It More So [tanka tale]
Scott Ferry The Japanese Andromeda [R] [poem, lineated]
Terri L. French Neither here nor there [R] [haibun]
Gerry Jacobson The Isolation [R] [tanka prose]
Peter Jastermsky This Week’s Special [haibun]
Kat Lehmann April [haibun]
Marietta McGregor FaceTime: Session 3 [R] [haibun]
John Olson Funny Shirts [R] [prose poem]
Running for Cover [R] [prose poem]
Stella Pierides See Ekphrastic Challenge below.
John L. Stanizzi When I Get to Heaven [poem, lineated, in homage to John Prine]
Keith Woodruff Letter to Wordsworth [prose poem]
The Shore: On Reading Saigyo’s Poems of a Mountain Home [prose poem]
 
Section II: COVID-ku [R] [micro-poems]:
 
Marta Majorka Chocilowska Two senryu
Terri L. French Two senryu
Peter Jastermsky Two senryu
Arvinder Kaur One senryu + one haiku
Brendon Kent One tanka
Susan King Two senryu
Michael H. Lester Two senryu
Bob Lucky One senryu
Mark Meyer One haiku + one senryu
Andrew Riutta One senryu
Alexis Rotella Two senryu
Marilyn Ward Two senryu
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CNF, Essays, Etc.
Guy Biederman See Climate Crisis & Pandemic above.
Robert L. Dean, Jr. Crapshoot in a White Coat [creative nonfiction]
Lana Hendershott Kids Deserve Decent Names [creative nonfiction]
Linda Petrucelli Blink [creative nonfiction]
Mary Rohrer-Dann Elegy for Houses [creative nonfiction]
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Ekphrastic Works
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Section I:  
 
Robert L. Dean, Jr. Bach in Vienna [prose poem]
Ellaraine Lockie Picture of Passion [R] [poem, lineated]
Robbi Nester After Blossom [poem, lineated; after an etching by Phil Greenwood]
Juxtaposition [R] [poem, lineated]
John Olson The Seeing Machine, Chapter XXXIII [R] [from the ekphrastic novel about French painter Georges Braque]
Charles D. Tarlton It Looks Like Manet to Me [tanka prose, after Ann Knickerbocker’s painting Thursday Night]
 
Section II: Ekphrastic Challenge
 
Aggie Zed Magician (2001) [ceramic sculpture] +
video of artist at work
Clare MacQueen Background and Results: The Magician Ekphrastic Writing Challenge
 
 

Winner:

Stella Pierides So that we remember [haibun story]
 
 

Three Finalists, alpha order:

Nancer Ballard After the Circus [poem, lineated]
Paul Negri Mysterium Magnum [flash fiction]
Daryl Scroggins Face of the Deep [prose poem]
 
 

Semi-finalists, alpha order:

Guy Biederman What Darwin failed to mention is [flash fiction]
Michael Estabrook Minotaur [poem, lineated]
Ann Fisher Illusions [micro-fiction]
Cindy Bousquet Harris Gunnysack [cherita sequence]
Madeleine Lascelle Joe Tuesday [flash fiction]
Sarah Tinsley Now You Don’t See Me [prose poem]
 
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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Aggie Zed Magician (2001) [ceramic sculpture]:
see Ekphrastic Challenge above.
 
Aggie Zed Ceramic Sculptures:
airplane one [R] [“scrap float”]
cat-woman puppet-man [R]
horse-man [R]
shark-man [R]
shark-man and horse-man [R]
 
Aggie Zed “What did those Magamen want?” [R] [digital art]
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Fiction: Flash and Micro*
Roberta Beary Little Women [micro]
Guy Biederman See Ekphrastic Challenge above.
Damyanti Biswas Afterwards, Only the Sea [micro]
Heather Bourbeau Alice, Loved by the March Hare [micro]
Lost Parrot [micro]
Jeff Burd Training and Comfort [flash]
Ann Fisher See Ekphrastic Challenge above.
Gary Glauber Selective Service [micro]
Kyle Hemmings Freakbeat [micro]
Lana Hendershott Jimmie Spheeris on the Turntable [micro]
Madeleine Lascelle See Ekphrastic Challenge above.
Paul Negri See Ekphrastic Challenge above.
Mary Rohrer-Dann After Sarajevo [flash]
Mary Hannah Terzino Dodge [micro]
Nunworld [flash]
 
*At MacQ, Flash Fiction = 501-1,000 words, and Micro-Fiction, no more than 500 words. Word counts do include titles!
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Fiction, Hybrids: Haibun Stories
Kyle Hemmings Leaky [R]
Jonathan Humphrey Recurring Arches (Duo for Vibraphone and Bare Feet)
Stella Pierides See Ekphrastic Challenge above.
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Haibun and Tanka Prose
Claire Everett See Climate Crisis & Pandemic above.
Terri L. French See Climate Crisis & Pandemic above.
Gerry Jacobson See Climate Crisis & Pandemic above.
Peter Jastermsky See Climate Crisis & Pandemic above.
Kat Lehmann See Climate Crisis & Pandemic above.
 
Bob Lucky Pussy Cat Survives Trip Through Airport X-Ray Machine [haibun]
Silence [tanka prose]
Marietta McGregor See Climate Crisis & Pandemic above.
Andrew Riutta Health Expo [R] [haibun]
Alexis Rotella A Stranger Here [haibun]
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Haiga, Taiga, Photo-Poems, etc.
(Visual Art + Poetry)

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Roberta Beary not my gay son [photo-poem]
Neil Hulme &
Gary S. Rosin
Waiting for the Future [photo-poem]
Ellaraine Lockie &
Alexis Rhone Fancher
Sky Spoof [photo-poem]
Mark Meyer worlds within worlds [R] [haiga]
Carol Raisfeld muddy roads [R] [taiga]
Carol Raisfeld Three Photo-Poems:
morning breeze... [R]
garden party [R]
feet in stirrups [R]
Alexis Rhone Fancher Mother’s Day [photo-poem] + Artist’s Commentary
Gary S. Rosin See entry above for Neil Hulme, in this section.
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Poems, Lineated
Cynthia Anderson Crossing Over [cherita sequence]
Nancer Ballard See Ekphrastic Challenge above.
Robert L. Dean, Jr. Visitor
Steve Deutsch Message in a Bottle
Michael Estabrook See Ekphrastic Challenge above.
Matthew Feinstein Before Bliss
To My Younger Self
Scott Ferry See Climate Crisis & Pandemic above.
Cindy Bousquet Harris See Ekphrastic Challenge above.
Peter Jastermsky Two Micro-Poems:
“morning lizard” [R] [senryu]
“counting my blessings” [R] [cherita]
Carol Raisfeld Three Senryu:
“nude beach” [R]
“gossiping” [R]
“anger management” [R]
Kevin Ridgeway Freedom’s Just Another Word for Nothing Left to Lose
John L. Stanizzi See Climate Crisis & Pandemic above.
Charles D. Tarlton Ornithology
Lily Lavender Wolf gemstone love [R]
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Prose Poems
Cassandra Atherton Asphyxia
Japanese Bath
Theresa Coty O’Neil El Camino
Maureen Kingston Catfishing
John Olson See Climate Crisis & Pandemic above.
Lynn Pattison Burglar
Brad Rose Gold Doubloons
Keeping an Eye on You
Daryl Scroggins See Ekphrastic Challenge above.
Sarah Tinsley See Ekphrastic Challenge above.
Paul-Victor Winters Steamer Duck in the Garden of Eden
Lily Lavender Wolf change [R]
Keith Woodruff Junk Drawer
Keith Woodruff See also Climate Crisis & Pandemic above.
 
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Tanka Prose

See Haibun and Tanka Prose above.

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Visual Arts

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Roberta Beary See Haiga, Taiga, Photo-Poems above.
Phil Greenwood See entry for Robbi Nester under
Ekphrastic Works above.
Neil Hulme See Haiga, Taiga, Photo-Poems above.
Ann Knickerbocker See entry for Charles D. Tarlton under
Ekphrastic Works above.
Mark Meyer See Haiga, Taiga, Photo-Poems above.
Carol Raisfeld See Haiga, Taiga, Photo-Poems above.
Alexis Rhone Fancher See Haiga, Taiga, Photo-Poems above.
 
Robin Rosenthal Five Oil Paintings:
Avocado Gondolas [R]
Bag on Paper [R]
Egg on Blue Plate [R]
Red High Heels [R]
White Stacked Cups [R]
 
Gary S. Rosin See entry for Neil Hulme under
Haiga, Taiga, Photo-Poems above.
Aggie Zed See Featured Artist above.
 

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