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The MacGuffin

The MacGuffin - Vol. 36, No. 3 (Fall 2020)

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The MacGuffin - Vol. 36, No. 3 (Fall 2020)

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The MacGuffin’s Fall 2020 issue spotlights formal verse. In all, 19 different forms are featured from poets across the map, near and far. From sonnets to sestinas, pantoums to clerihews, all connoisseurs of the written word will find something to delight in. Our usual selection of fiction and nonfiction is interspersed, with personal essays from Nadia Ibrahim and Gretchen Clark, tales of loss—though not the same—from Dave Larsen and Trisha McKee, and a look at two very different families from Shirley Sullivan and Bethany Snyder. Rounding out this issue is the colorful work of Nicholas D’Angelo.

In this issue:

8: Christine Rhein – Our Corner Acre, April Afternoon
9: Christine Rhein – Poem to the United Nations
10: Andrea Livingston – The Amazon Still Burns
11: Andrea Livingston – The Art of Letting Go
12-20: Dave M. Larsen – Preacher’s Bend
21-26: Rebecca L. Monroe – Better a Horse Than a Child
27: Melinda LePere – Containment
28-29: Kathleen McClung – The Sequestered Juror Writes a Sestina
30-31: Kathleen McClung – Goodwill Sestina
32: Kathleen McClung – The Quietest
33-40: L.D. Zane – How to Make a Violin Cry
41-49: Trisha McKee – Play Dates
50: Jennifer Dotson – Basic Black
51: Colleen M. Farrelly – Slick Streets
52-53: Melissa L. Gullo – Peacock and the Penguin
54: Diane DeCillis – Misophonia
55-60: Jan Allen – Heading for Home
61: Hedy Habra – We Want Our Voices to be Heard
62: Elizabeth Spencer Spragins – Vanished
63: Tracy Davidson – Fractured
64: Randy Mazie – The Buck Stops Here
65-71: James Owen Gish, Jr. – Midnight Man
72-73: Nadia Ibrashi – Sestina for Yaseen
74-76: Nadia Ibrashi – The Prisoner
77: Mary Jo Firth Gillett – Fever 104
78: Elise Hempel – Depression
79-88: Rik Barberi – Storm on Johnson Mountain, 1964
89: Kim Roberts – L’Chaim
90-91: James Scruton – Monopoly
92: Deborah H. Doolittle – Pieces of Pisces
93-96: Gretchen Clark – The Mechanical Hare
97: Nicholas D’Angelo – Dance Cards
98: Nicholas D’Angelo – Untitled
99: Randy Mazie – If Subtlety Is Worth Its Weight in Gold
100: Terry Blackhawk – No Callous Shell
101: Melissa L. Gullo – Authors
102: Derek N. Otsuji – Uncles Talking Story on the Porch
103-109: Betty Moffett – Yuna
110-117: Shirley Sullivan – The Huangpu River
118: Carol Stevens Kner – Night Raid
119: Mary Makofske – Visiting Hours
120-121: Marla Kay Houghteling – Coyote in Town
122: Kim Roberts – Triolet
123-127: Dick Vittitow – Gertrude’s Lament: A True and Complete Report
128: Will Cordeiro – Snowbound
129: Carol Stevens Kner – Long-Term Care
130-131: Carey Scott Wilkerson – Descending Order
132: Elizabeth Spencer Spragins – At the Rio Grande
133-137: Katherine Vondy – The Comeback
138: Linda Nemec Foster – The Poem Written on Our Hearts
139: Linda Nemec Foster – Self-Portrait of My Sister
140: Linda Nemec Foster – Before, During, After: Day and Night in Syria
141-142: William C. Crawford – Ain’t No Haint Gonna Run Me Off: Blue Porch Ceiling Memories Flood Back to the Nevada Desert
143-146: Bethany Snyder – Leftovers
147: Elizabeth Shack – Love Perceived
148-149: George Franklin – In Oak and Hickory
150: Tracy Davidson – Fade Away
151: Barbara Crooker – Then
152: Barbara Crooker – Deer at Twilight
153: Barb Lundy – The Weaving
154-159: Contributor Notes

Edition 36Binding Paperback

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