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Contents: Issue 7: March 2021

Featured Artist Featured Poet

Fiction Flash
(501–1,000 words)
Hybrids
(Haibun Stories,
Tanka Tales)
Micro
(up to 500 words)
Faction Announcements Bio Notes CNF, Essays, Etc. Visual Arts Poetic & Hybrid Forms Ekphrastic Works Haibun Micro-Poems Poems, Lineated Prose Poems Tanka Prose

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Announcements
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Clare MacQueen Intro: MacQ is for Quilts
 
Clare MacQueen Editor’s Choice Award
Results: The Chains Writing Challenge
Statistics
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Creative Nonfiction (CNF), Essays, Etc.
Roberta Beary See Ekphrastic Works below.
John Olson See Ekphrastic Works below.
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Ekphrastic Works
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Section I:  
 
Roberta Beary Blue Flower Braided [CNF]
Adele Kenny Just Perhaps [R] [prose poem], with visual art by John Everett Millais
John Olson Black Desire [R] [micro-essay]
Gary S. Rosin See Featured Poet below.
Christine Stewart-Nuñez Elemental Lesson [poem, lineated]; collaboration, with visual art by Brian T. Rex
Summer of Smoke [ghazal]; collaboration, with visual art by Brian T. Rex
Christine Stewart-Nuñez Site Planning [poem, lineated]; collaboration, with visual art by Pauline Aitken
Charles D. Tarlton Gertrude Stein in Oil [prosimetra]
The Falconer’s Glove [prosimetra], with visual art by John Tarlton
 
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.
 
Note: An “[R]” after titles indicates republished works (aka reprints).
 
Section II: The Chains Writing Challenge
 
Clare MacQueen
(Publisher)
A few details
Cindy L. Sheppard
(Photographer)
The Chains That Free Us [photograph]
 
Winner, Photographer’s Choice:
C.L. Liedekev Hidden Canyon Trail, Zion [poem]
 
Winner, Publisher’s Choice:
Guy Biederman Lovers of a Bygone Era [flash fiction]
 
Finalists:
Cynthia Anderson Trail Chains [poem]
deb y felio [Untitled Cherita Sequence] [poem]
Elizabeth Kerlikowske Trail Crew [prose poem]
Jonathan Yungkans The Thin, Terrifying Edges Between Things [poem]
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Featured Artist
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Clare MacQueen Intro: MacQ is for Quilts
 
Jan S. Rosin Quilting: A Form of Meditation [photo essay with fabric art]
Red Thread
Homespun Diamonds [R]
Arabesque Jewels
Keep Looking Up [R]
Variants
Pandemic Posies [R]
 
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Featured Poet
Gary S. Rosin Emergence [R] [poem, lineated] and
Butterfly Iris No. 2 [photograph]
Gary S. Rosin Raven [R] [ekphrastic poem, lineated + photograph]
Gary S. Rosin A Medley of Seven Poetic Works:
“she walks from the store” [haiku]
“pink ribbons” [kyoka]
“thoughts and prayers” [senryu]
Valentine surprise [haiga]
“a helicopter” [senryu]
“broken smoke alarm” [senryu]
“this tulip sings” [haiku]
Gary S. Rosin Kinetic Pointillism [ekphrastic poem, lineated] with photograph [R] by James Crombie
 
Note: An “[R]” after titles indicates republished works (aka reprints).
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Fiction: Flash and Micro*
See also Fiction: Hybrids below.
 
Guy Biederman See The Chains Writing Challenge above.
Jeff Burd Indian Car [flash]
Luanne Castle A Trio of Linked Micro-Stories:
“From the kitchen you enter”
“Fluffy gray kittens”
“From my locked bedroom,”
Kurt Luchs Confessions of a Tree-Hugger [flash]
Robert I. Mann What is between everything [flash]
Niles Reddick Hayride [micro]
Licking the Beaters [micro]
Alexis Rhone Fancher He Never Saw His Real Daughter Until That Night [micro + photograph]
Late Laura [micro + photograph]
 
*Note: 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
Cynthia Anderson Formerly Known as Ion [haibun story]
Glenn G. Coats Intercessor [haibun story]
Jonathan Humphrey NASA Gives Spiders, Insects LSD [haibun story]
David C. Rice Next Court Date in Six Months [tanka tale]
 
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Haibun [prose + haiku]
See also Fiction: Hybrids above.
See also Featured Poet above and Micro-Poems below, for cherita, haiku, senryu, kyoka, etc.
 
Sharon Auberle Musca Domestica [R]
Matthew Caretti Drinking Pálinka With Attila
Glenn G. Coats Headstream
Claire Everett Milestones
Jonathan Humphrey Wild Persimmons
Kelly Jensen Pandemic Wine
Bob Lucky A Posthumous Lesson From My Mother
Stella Pierides Lullaby [R]
Alexis Rotella Another Morning
Lew Watts They say I have my mother’s eyes [R]
 
Note: An “[R]” after titles indicates republished works (aka reprints).
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Micro-Poems
Cynthia Anderson Three Senryu:
“blowing snow”
there is no spoon—
“wishful thinking—”
 
deb y felio See The Chains Writing Challenge above.
 
Billy Howell-Sinnard Three Cherita:
“as the story goes” [R]
“morning sun” [R]
“tall pine” [R]
Jonathan Humphrey A Thread the Color of Night [haiku sequence]
Ellaraine Lockie London Lodging [R]
 
Gary S. Rosin See Featured Poet above.
 
Alexis Rotella A Medley of Seven Poetic Works:
“Chewing” [kyoka]
“Family portrait” [senryu]
“The night” [kyoka]
Paris moon [R] [haiga]
“New lover” [senryu]
“It tells me” [senryu]
“This mask” [senryu]
Martin Settle Two Micro-Poems:
“smooth stream” [haiku]
“the sun is up” [haiku]
 
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Poems, Lineated
Doug Anderson Forgive Me, It’s the Vaccine Talking [R]
Jack Cooper Green Confidence [R]
Robert L. Dean, Jr. Borrowed Time
Gary Glauber Ancestry and You
 
C.L. Liedekev See The Chains Writing Challenge above.
 
Ellaraine Lockie After the Rain
Poets at Any Price [R]
Katharyn Howd Machan Odd Numbers
Rena Priest Live Nude Girl’s Favorite Thing to Feel [R]
 
Gary S. Rosin See Featured Poet above.
 
Alexis Rotella The Good Neighbor [R]
 
Christine Stewart-Nuñez See Ekphrastic Works above.
 
Julie Weiss The Day I Don’t Tell My Children About the Capitol Attack
The Elephant in the Room
Jonathan Yungkans Rincon Point, Six A.M.
 
Note: An “[R]” after titles indicates republished works (aka reprints).
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Prose Poems
Jack Cooper Triangle [R]
Kika Dorsey Colorado in Spring [R]
 
Adele Kenny See Ekphrastic Works above.
 
Elizabeth Kerlikowske See The Chains Writing Challenge above.
 
Kurt Luchs Lives of the Gods
Bob Lucky Vox Clamantis in Deserto
Gavin Lucky plateau
apologies
John Olson Body and Soul [R]
 
Note: An “[R]” after titles indicates republished works (aka reprints).
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Tanka Prose
David C. Rice See Fiction: Hybrids above.
 
Charles D. Tarlton Spanish Chestnuts
See also Ekphrastic Works above.
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Visual Arts
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Pauline Aitken Dendron [drawing]
James Crombie Starling Murmuration Over Lough Ennell [R] [photograph]
Ann Knickerbocker Three Artworks:
les Peupleraies (2018) [R] [digital art: asemic writing with photograph]
Saintish (1995) [R] [mixed-media collage]
The Ample Rhine (2016) [R] [mixed-media painting]
John Everett Millais Ophelia [R] [painting]
Brian T. Rex St. John’s Abbey [photograph]
Main Avenue to Court House [laser scan]
 
Alexis Rhone Fancher Father and Daughter [photograph]
Bumpy Night [R] [photograph]
See also Intro: MacQ is for Quilts for two of her photographs.
 
Gary S. Rosin See Featured Poet above for his haiga and photographs.
 
Jan S. Rosin See Featured Artist above.
 
Alexis Rotella Paris moon [R] [haiga]
Cindy L. Sheppard The Chains That Free Us [photograph]
John Tarlton Testing the Hypothesis [R] [mixed-media painting]
 

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