Abstract Magazine International | Poetry
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 criterion is quality.


Zep by Jacqueline Henry

23 May 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Auto-Rotation by W. Jack Savage ZEP Michael is playing air guitar, bebopping by himself miles behind me in the baking sun that refuses to shine on him because he sees only the shadows and not the blooming Colza on the yellow hills or the…

A Matter of Life and Death by Alex Ewing

23 May 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Alexander Wagentristl A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH A cry into the world One out Sliding in sliding out Faces behind the glass A naming An identification given The answer yes The statement no   A blue blanket Yellow tape Liquid flowing down Pain Screaming…

For by Joseph Carthey

23 May 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Judith Skillman FOR Shoved into a morning with the cold sigh of someone rusted by responsibility and its constraints, There could be no way to silence the spirited cluster of a station angrily juvenile in its disquiet. Cirrus hangs like salmon on a line, flooded…

Scaffolding by Colin Webb

23 May 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Federico Federici SCAFFOLDING διὰ τῆς μείζονος καὶ τελειοτέρας σκηνῆς listen everywhere as our great-great-great-grandmothers recall at each circle of the city, at every laugh of the family room, & at each &/every recovery of the care-repress’d hope-webbing tangletree Just how good it is(!) that even…

Infantilism by Brandon Marlon

23 May 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Popovy Sisters INFANTILISM Neglecting kin, screen zombies eyeball pixels, lured by clickbait with violent headlines of some celeb getting slammed/destroyed/put on blast, apparently unperturbed by the fact that shade is something you sit in and don’t throw.   Just for funsies, they drool while binge-watching…

The Shuttered House by Rochelle Jewel Shapiro

20 May 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Textures Through a Window by John Timothy Robinson THE SHUTTERED HOUSE It’s mid-afternoon, but from somewhere, an owl hoots. Once overturned bikes were thrown down on the sidewalk by tow-haired twins dashing to the Good Humor truck for a cherry Bomb Pop or lemon/lime…

With Great Power by Brandon Marlon

05 May 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: View of Small Village, Italy by Emma Sywyj WITH GREAT POWER Station a guard by my mouth to invigilate at the door of my lips; with all your strength withhold me from serrated words designed to incise, deployed against targets deserving or otherwise.  …

Let it Come to You by Alison Prine

30 Apr 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Nancy Shuler LET IT COME TO YOU Don’t coax. Don’t lurch forward, don’t throw logs across to reach it – it will disperse. Let it come like rain against your skin. Like a dog with a broken chain. Like wrappers tangled in the grass…

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