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The MacGuffin

The MacGuffin - Vol. 38, No. 3 (Winter 2023)

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The MacGuffin - Vol. 38, No. 3 (Winter 2023)

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Lynne Thompson’s Poet Hunt 27 selections are featured in vol. 38.3. Following Ms. Thompson’s contest commentary are the poems and poets themselves: Grand Prize Winner Judy Brackett Crowe and Honorable Mentions Abby Caplin and Sam Ferrante. Leaving Poet Hunt 27 behind, we look ahead to 2023’s Poet Hunt 28, guest judged by Barbara Crooker, with a five-poem spread from the judge-to-be. We round out this issue with an eclectic collection of prose: from Carolyn Watson’s Hitchcockian “Hag,” to Scott Ragland’s postmodern World War II short “Wings,” to Carolyn Highland’s “Echoes,” and Gigi Cheng’s masterful essay “The difference between Chinese and English.”

7: Grey Held – Old Bookstore
8-9: Maria Zoccola – i buy a house with floor grates
10: Jeffrey Alfier – Coda for Barstow
11: Jeffrey Alfier – Shadow Mountains Alibi Suite
12: Jeffrey Alfier – Taking to the Storyville Streets with the Last Woman Who’ll Have Me
13: Julia Lisella – Haibun for our Last-Minute Summer Rental
14: Jeff Bernstein – Why I Deadhead
15-20: Carolyn Watson – Hag
21: Jonathan Greenhause – Face-to-Face in the Darkness
22: Tom C. Hunley – Sonnet
23: Mark Rubin – Passing Life’s Baton
24: Jill Ruscoll – Before I Was Born
25: Sharon Pretti – This Day
26: Richard Schiffman – Love’s Mouth
27: John Tustin – Almost All White
28: Jill Ruscoll – Her Last Year
29: Mark Rubin – Bluebirds
30-38: Tighe Flatley – The Cost of Flying
39: Kathryn Howd Machan – Butterflies
40-41: Michael Brosnan – A Kind of Fine Art
42-43: Diane Lee Moomey – Radio Man
44: Ace Boggess – Overnighters
45-47: Pamela Gwyn Kripke – Beauty Queen
48-59: Robert Hinderliter – Kevin Beatle Returns
60-61: Tony Whedon – Head Wound
62: Joey Lew – Portrait of the Colorectal Surgeon as Echo
63: Joey Lew – Portrait of the Endocrine Surgeon as Oracle of Butterflies
64-65: Joey Lew – Portrait of the Trauma Surgeon as Artist
66: Marjorie Maddox – Phantosmia
67: Sharon Pretti – When you think about a nursing home
68: Anthony Borruso – A Hypochondriac Walks into Fourteen Lines1
69: Michael Meyerhofer – Postcard from the Deep
70-76: Robert Sweeten – Kismet
77-81: Carolyn Highland – Echoes
82-83: Chris Anderson – Listing to Middlemarch on the Way to South Dakota to Visit Our Oldest Son
84: Tom C. Hunley – Paradelle
85: Daisy Bassen – You Are Unkind
86: Grace Marie Grafton – Preserve
87: Xiaoly Li – Poetry in a Second Language
88: Gigi Cheng – The difference between Chinese and English
89-90: Scott Ragland – Wings
91: Steve Nickman – Espionage
92: Claire Scott – My GPS, My Muse
93: Xiaoly Li – Ode to Netizens
94: Peter O’Donovan – Identity Theft
95: Peter O’ Donovan – Fervor
96: Stan Galloway – Bones
97: Phillip Ziegler – Between the Rocks
98: Phillip Ziegler – Cannon Beach Dream’n
99: Phillip Ziegler – Lighthouse at Bandon
100: Phillip Ziegler – The Wreck of the Peter Iredale
101-102: Lynne Thompson – An Introduction to the Selected Poems of Poet Hunt 27
104: Judy Brackett Crowe – The Woman on C Street (or D Street)
105: Abby Caplin – While Waiting for My Husband to Finish His Seventh Big Sur Marathon, I Ponder the Meaning of Life
106: Sam Ferrante – In Which I Tell My Dad About Tornado Sirens
108-109: Barbara Crooker – Widow
110: Barbara Crooker – Canoeing
111: Barbara Crooker – Lilacs in a Window (Vase de Lilas á la Fenêtre)
112: Barbara Crooker – Windfall
113: Barbara Crooker – Could d’Amoureux Dans un Petit Café, Quartier Italie
114-124: Rob Granader – Love in the Piazza
125: Mary Salisbury – A Woman on a Train, Chicago to New Orleans, 1918
126-127: Erica Reid – My Grandmother Cannot Understand Why I Would Want to Hear Her Birth Story: A Found Poem
128-135: Jim Beane – Times Like These
136: Martin Krasney – Autobiography: 1969
137: Michael Montlack – New York Jacks (est. 1980)
138-139: Bruc

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