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Contents: Issue 8: June 2021

Featured Artist

Fiction Flash
(501–1,000 words)
Micro
(up to 500 words)
Faction Announcements Bio Notes Nonfiction Visual Arts Poetic & Hybrid Forms Ekphrastic Works Haibun Poems: Micro Poetry: Lineated Prose Poems Tanka Prose

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Announcements
Clare MacQueen Editor’s Choice Award
Statistics
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Ekphrastic Works
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Lorette C. Luzajic Twitter [prose poem], after painting by Paul Klee
Penelope Moffet Shelter [poem, lineated], after photograph by Thomas J. Abercrombie
Gary S. Rosin [bridge] [micro-poem: haiku], after photograph by David Wimble
[empty] [micro-poem: haiku], after sculpture by Cameron Hockenson
Primordial [micro-poem: cherita], after photograph by Nathan Agostini
Charles D. Tarlton Three Entangled Abstracts by Ann Knickerbocker [prosimetra]:
Fellini Goes to Fanore, Ireland [R]
Driving Through the Black Forest [R]
A Bouquet for Manet [R]
Bill Waters Swimming to Byzantium: A Parody [poem, lineated], after painting by Lorette C. Luzajic
Jonathan Yungkans Women in Black [R] [poem, lineated], after painting by Marianne von Werefkin
 
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]” above indicates republished work (aka reprint).
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Featured Artist
Claire Bateman Dig [micro-fiction]
Claire Bateman Four Prose Poems:
Metaphorically Speaking
Print
The Perforating Spider [R]
Weathers [R]
Claire Bateman Five Artworks:
Untitled [1] [R] [alcohol inks]
Untitled [2] [R] [acrylics]
Untitled [3] [R] [ink]
Untitled [4] [R] [wax]
Untitled [5] [R] [acrylic]
 
Note: An “[R]” above indicates republished work (aka reprint).
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Fiction: Flash (501–1,000 words, incl. title)
Douglas Cole Paradise Now
David Jaggard You Might as Well Just Get Down on Your Hands and Knees and Lick the Sidewalk
Linda Saldaña One Winter Night
Robert Scotellaro Squirm
Garrett Stack A Friend From School
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Fiction: Micro (up to 500 words, incl. title)
Claire Bateman See Featured Artist above.
Roberta Beary Bon Secours Mother & Baby Home
Clapping Like Mad
Guy Biederman Turn on the A/C
Susan Hatters Friedman Gretel and Hansel, Retold in What-ifs
Lorette C. Luzajic The Phantom of Flatwoods
Daryl Scroggins No Signal
Range Safety
Returns
Spiritus Mundi
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Haibun [prose + haiku]
Margaret Dornaus In-between
Bob Lucky Intimations
dl mattila Angling
Harriot West Things I’ll Never Tell You
Alison Woolpert Title VII
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Nonfiction
Roberta Beary Sunday Miscellany [micro-CNF]
Jill Doster Marcusse No Madonna [micro-CNF]
C.C. Russell Field Trip [micro]
Nicole Walker Microtopography [R] [micro-essay]
 
Note: An “[R]” above indicates republished work (aka reprint).
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Poems: Micro
Dawn Corrigan Half Measures
Gary S. Rosin For haiku and cherita, see Ekphrastic Works above.
Gary S. Rosin For collaborative haiga, see Visual Arts below.
Jonathan Yungkans Two Cherita:
“leaving the doctor”
“the best part of waking up”
 
*Note: Beginning with Issue 7 of MacQ, micro-poems are no longer than 50 words each (as counted by Mac Pages), which is the approximate equivalent of 274 characters, including spaces, or just under the Tweet limit of 280 characters. If the micro-poem has a title, then it must be included in this word count.
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Poetry: Lineated
Glen Armstrong Two Poems:
“Year of the Sea Monkey CVII”
“Year of the Sea Monkey CVIII”
Steve Deutsch Rereading
Kika Dorsey Swallowtails
This Empty Space
Scott Ferry Bolsa Chica Gun Club
endorphin
they say
William Heath Louis’ Basque Corner
G.I. Joe in Naples, 1944
Judy Kronenfeld Final Dissolve by Aquamation
Penelope Moffet Bird-Bits
Penelope Moffet See also Ekphrastic Works above.
Erin Murphy Three Demi-Sonnets: Poetry 101
“Caesura”
“Haiku”
“Slant Rhyme”
Erin Murphy Three Demi-Sonnets: Taxonomies
“Needles”
“Churning”
“Full Disclosures”
Megan Nevels Self-Portrait as Ancestry.com
LeeAnn Pickrell Seconds
Kevin Ridgeway So Proud to Live, So Proud to Die
Robert Eugene Rubino Giving Thanks to Your Trash Collectors
Bill Waters See Ekphrastic Works above.
Jonathan Yungkans Cadralor for Rachael
Jonathan Yungkans See also Ekphrastic Works and Poems: Micro above.
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Prose Poems
Claire Bateman See Featured Artist above.
Robert L. Dean, Jr. Spacemen [R]
Margaret Dornaus Rewriting History: After Learning of Her Death
Linda Nemec Foster Dijon Mustard in a Toothpaste Tube, Switzerland
The Irish Guest at the Wedding in Krakow
The Priest’s Garage
Dotty LeMieux Memorial Day
Lorette C. Luzajic Lucky Peace
Lorette C. Luzajic See also Ekphrastic Works and Fiction: Micro above.
Alexis Rhone Fancher Below our bedroom window [R] [erotic]
Daryl Scroggins Knocking
 
Note: An “[R]” above indicates republished work (aka reprint).
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Tanka Prose
Claire Everett In Brief: 10 April 2021
Charles D. Tarlton See Ekphrastic Works above.
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Visual Arts
Please do not copy images and/or image URLs from this website without written permission from the copyright holders. Unless otherwise noted, all works in MacQueen’s Quinterly are copyrighted by their respective artists and authors. Thank you for respecting copyrights.
 
Nathan Agostini [Lightning Giant] [R] [photograph]
 
Claire Bateman See Featured Artist above.
 
Tess Davenport Two Artworks:
Portrait for Dad [R] [digital painting]
Portrait for Aunt Barb [R] [digital painting]
 
George Digalakis
and Gary S. Rosin
Untitled Haiga [photograph + haiku]
Untitled Haiga [photograph + haiku]
 
Cameron Hockenson Control Tower [R] [environmental sculpture]
 
Paul Klee The Twittering Machine [R] [painting]
 
Ann Knickerbocker Three Entangled Abstracts by Ann Knickerbocker
(ekphrastic prosimetra by Charles D. Tarlton):
Fellini Goes to Fanore, Ireland [R] [mixed-media painting]
Driving Through the Black Forest [R] [mixed-media painting]
A Bouquet for Manet [R] [mixed-media painting]
 
Lorette C. Luzajic Swimming to Byzantium [R] [painting]
 
Gary S. Rosin and
George Digalakis
Untitled Haiga [haiku + photograph]
Untitled Haiga [haiku + photograph]
 
Karen Forstad Weiderman Five Art Quilts (plus Artist’s Commentary):
Around the Block [R]
Blue Waters—Maine to Maui [R]
Kayaking on Knickerbocker Lake [R]
Maine—The Way Life Should Be [R]
Multiplying Hexagons [R]
 
Marianne von Werefkin Women in Black [R] [painting]
 
David Wimble Sea Cliff Bridge [R] [photograph]
 
Jonathan Yungkans Landmark’s Nuart Theater [R] [photograph]
 
William Zote Three Haiga:
autumn wind [R] [haiku + watercolor]
oldies FM [R] [haiku + hand-sketch with real flower petals]
terrace garden [R] [haiku + photograph with pencil and chalk art]
 

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