Abstract Magazine International | Abstract Magazine: Poetry & Art
Abstract seeks fine art in all forms that engages with both the crises and joys of our shared human condition. We seek art that engages the edge of now; we seek to explore a future forward zeitgeist with a respect for the gifts of the past. We are looking for both established and emerging artists across a broad range of genres. Our criteria is quality.
poetry, art, video

The Guide Awake by Mark Mitchell

07 Aug 2018, Posted by JL Jacobs in Poetry

Art: Light Music 33 by Roger Camp THE GUIDE AWAKE Should we have stayed home and thought of here? —Elizabeth Bishop Questions of Travel Pale sun and the pinprick pains return to your body like seasons each cruel-pretty morning. Coffee quick, then breakfast. Begin again,…

Summer School by Felipe Vélez Vélez

27 Jul 2018, Posted by admin in Photography

Art: Felipe Vélez Vélez SUMMER SCHOOL   In the artist’s words: Felipe Vélez Vélez is an art director, photographer and product designer with a special affinity for contemporary visual art. He uses collage, photography and illustration as a way to represent his thoughts, evoking feelings of joy and nostalgia…

Why Am I Such An Outcast? by Jon Epstein

27 Jul 2018, Posted by admin in Short Fiction

Art: Guilherme Bergamini WHY AM I SUCH AN OUTCAST Dad, in his cornball sport coat, leads the way up the concrete auditorium stairs. Cigarette dangling from her fingers, Mom’s second in command, then comes Laura; I look away from my sister’s jiggling butt and keep plodding…

Slow & Steady by Bethany Saint-Smith & Rexach

27 Jul 2018, Posted by admin in Music

Art: Nikolas Karathanasis SLOW & STEADY About the author:  Bethany Saint-Smith comes to writing from a career in songwriting. The Supreme’s Susaye Greene has said, “Bethany has the instincts of an aged American blues singer. Though she’s young, there is a tug in the heart when…

Seine Water by Carter Vance

26 Jul 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: The Edges of My Soul by André Gonçalves, @andre_goncalves_art SEINE WATER The ambulance siren tin-whistles through hanging leaves, stirring air like clipper ships darting in grace from canal point and matching, in true form, carvers’ chisels on pillars on century. When darkness comes and on go…

Preschool in the Twenty-Second Century by Keith Gaboury

09 Jul 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Un grand e’cran, rue du Chemin Vert, Paris 11 by Bore’ Ivanoff PRESCHOOL IN THE TWENTY-SECOND CENTURY How we’ve come to clutch Samantha’s digitized mind calibrating through quantitative sweeps the CEO-ready of childhood development. Back in the last castration outbreak, they enhanced her love output by…

bisexual law of luminous f(l)ux by Anastasia Jill

09 Jul 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Dropletts by Marie McCloskey   About the author:  Anastasia Jill (Anna Keeler) is a queer poet and fiction writer living in the southern United States. She is a current editor for the Smaeralit Anthology. Her work has been published or is upcoming with Poets.org, Cleaver…

The Porter by Anthony Lombardi

09 Jul 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: The Road by Alex Duensing THE PORTER  Motherfucking cunt whore.  Not tonight.  Did I say that to myself or out loud?  Does it matter?  I’m alone during what I have come to call the Panic Hour: the purgatory that stretches from 3AM to 4AM.  On…

From Slieve Donard by Alex Smith

09 Jul 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Jelly Fish by Julia Hadrich FROM SLIEVE DONARD Out here, in the highlands, the poorest earth, at the end of learning, the earth eats itself, snug in its rot and the ravens nest unruffled by the winds. But you, you yell at the hills, scream…


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