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The MacGuffin

The MacGuffin - Vol. 36, No. 1 (Winter 2020)

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The MacGuffin - Vol. 36, No. 1 (Winter 2020)

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The MacGuffin’s Volume 36, No. 1 spotlights the winners of our 2019 Poet Hunt Contest as selected by guest judge Richard Tillinghast. Jane Craven’s “The Sketchbooks of Hiroshige,” which took the first place prize, begins on p. 74, followed by our two honorable mention poets, Jill Reid and John Blair. This issue’s prose selections include Lucy Mihajlich’s brave, patriotic—or maybe just eccentric—“When I Infiltrated IKEA, They Greeted Me at the Door” and Teresa Milbrodt’s poignant “Playing Krampus.” Featured artist Alison Devine graces the book’s inside and outside with a stroll through the Hamilton, Ontario countryside.

In this issue:

6: Ray McNiece – Apollo Chasing Daphne
7: Cindy King – Beauty Myth
8-9: Kelly Talbot – Spell Weaver
10-16: W. K. Rathburg – The Undertakers
17-22: Dakota Canon – Tuam
23: Richard Spilman – Goats
24: Kathleen O’Toole – Now and at the hour…
25: Kathleen O’Toole – Mass Rock at Gortaghig
26-33: Ron Torrence – Julia’s Moment of Being
34-40: Mary Newton – The Other Desperado
41-42: Phillip Parotti – Looking for Gertrude Stein
43: Diane DeCillis – The Cinematic Nature of Nightmares (Golden Shovel)
44-45: Diane DeCillis – The Home Shopping Network Waxes Poetic
46: Diane DeCillis – At Formaggi Di Franco Parola, Mercato Centrale, Florence
47-54: Corey Lynn Fayman – Le Bistro Fantastique
55-63: Teresa Milbrodt – Play Krampus
64-67: Lisa Rizzo – The Big Snow
68-69: Robert Fanning – Asleep in the Deep
70: Brian Fanelli – Those November Mornings
71-72: Richard Tillinghast – Poet Hunt 24 Commentary
73: Jane Craven – Biographical Statement
74-75: Jane Craven – The Sketchbooks of Hiroshige
76: Jill Reid – Sonnet from the German Front, 1944
77: John Blair – Aergia in the Overworld
78: Poet Hunt 25 Announcement
79-88: Jacqueline Eis – After the Concert
89-96: Marcelle Thiébaux – The Toy Horse
97: Alison Devine – Closing Time
98: Alison Devine – Prickly Situation
99: Alison Devine – Room to Grow
100: Alison Devine – The Art of Goodbyes
101-102: Jenica Blechschmidt – Ten-Year Plan
103-106: Bruce Petronio – Teo el Cuervo
107-112: John Murray – Bacio
113-121: Stephen A. Geller – The Obi-Wan Machine
122: Ellen D. Lager – Superhero
123: Ellen D. Lager – Summer of Words
124: Ellen D. Lager – A Charles Wysocki Cat
125-127: Lucy Mihajlich – When I Infiltrated IKEA, They Greeted Me at the Door
128-132: Andrew Miller – A Cure for Meadow-Lust
133-137: Marty Carlock – The Deacon’s Visit
138-139: Lindsay Rutherford – Leftovers
140-148: Carl Schiffman – Corinne
149: Glenn Freeman – Untying the Knot
150: James Crews – Daylight Saving, Age Five
151: James Crews – Milkweed
152-154: Richard Compean – Dear Abby
155: Ellen D. Lager – Remember the Regal Constellation
156-160: Contributor Notes

Edition 36Binding None

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