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MacQueen’s Quinterly: Knock-your-socks-off Art and Literature
Issue 4: July 2020
Cherita: 15 words
24 words
15 words
+ Visual Arts: [R]
By Tiffany Shaw-Diaz

Six Works: Poems & Photographs


Photograph of allium seed heads (Facebook, May 2015) by Tiffany Shaw-Diaz
Soft Beauty (17 May 2015)
[Allium seed heads]


floating into
the abyss
this year

i might as well be
a lost balloon

Photograph of succulents (Facebook, 1 October 2017) by Tiffany Shaw-Diaz
Inner World (1 October 2017)

studies have shown
plants scream when cut

as if revolutionary, this notion

a living being
would not welcome
the sharp end of a blade

Photograph: Redemption by Tiffany Shaw-Diaz (Facebook, 11 May 2018)
Redemption (11 May 2018)

silence blooms
among the ruins


is where i become
the peace
i always craved


—Photographs reproduced above with artist’s permission from her Facebook galleries.

Tiffany Shaw-Diaz
Issue 4, July 2020

works as a professional visual artist, and her poetry has been featured in Modern Haiku, The Heron’s Nest, Bones, NHK World Haiku Masters, The Mainichi, and dozens of other publications. She is the author of two chapbooks: says the rose (Yavanika Press, 2019) and filth (Proleteria, 2020). Her work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the Dwarf Stars Award.

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