Taiga copyright © 2020 by Clare MacQueen. All rights reserved.*
nine years afterward
I still wish for her return...
a pilgrim refreshed
by celestial climes, and me
glad to sit thru her slide show
—for Kelley M. Smith (July 5, 1980–July 30, 2011)
Kelley Smith (L) and Clare MacQueen (R)
Snapshot by Gary Gibbons (August 2005)
is founding editor and publisher of MacQueen’s Quinterly and its
predecessor literary and arts journal, KYSO Flash; and she served as
webmaster and associate editor for Serving House Journal from its inception in January 2010 through
its retirement in May 2018, after publishing 18 issues. She is among the co-editors
of Steve Kowit: This Unspeakably Marvelous Life (Serving House Books, 2015),
and the editor, designer, and publisher of
20 books for her
KYSO Flash micro-press.
MacQueen serves on the
Senior General Advisory Board for The Best Small Fictions, published by Sonder Press in 2019 (and Braddock Avenue Books in 2018 and 2017). For the 2016 edition, published by Queen’s Ferry Press, she served as Assistant Editor, Domestic.
Her reviews appear in KYSO Flash, MacQueen’s Quinterly, and Serving House Journal; her short fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have been published in Firstdraft, Bricolage, New Flash Fiction Review, Serving House Journal, and Skylark, among others; and her essays are anthologized in Best New Writing 2007 and Winter Tales II: Women on the Art of Aging (Serving House Books, 2012).
“No Succinct Summary Will Do Them Justice” in
MacQueen’s Quinterly (Issue 2, March 2020), a review by Clare MacQueen
of A Cast-Iron Aeroplane That Can Actually Fly: Commentaries From 80 American Poets
on Their Prose Poetry edited by Peter Johnson
You Seek Lies in a Different Cookie, fiction in New Flash Fiction Review
(Issue 10, January 2018)
Tasting the New, micro-fiction in Serving House Journal
(Issue 1, Spring 2010)
Apis: A “Comic Book” by Jay Hostler, MacQueen’s review of the
remarkable, genre-bending, award-winning book in Beelines (July 2013, pg. 8);
also appearing on page 8 of that issue, photos of her former bees feeding on honey