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.
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Poetry

STRAITS OF BIRTHDAYS by Judith Cody

29 Jun 2017, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: “Ton hombre reste en moi” (“Shadow remains in me”) by Cyril Larvor aka Blackbird STRAITS OF BIRTHDAYS Given an unknown reservoir of time, measuring mist both fore and aft I dawdle rather than choosing to arrange one more pattern of shells or cast more nets…

Inji Tea by Gary Galsworth

15 Jun 2017, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Izik Levy INJI TEA   Washing tea bowls random drops brighten a worn floor   About the author: Gary Galsworth is from the New York City area. After the Marine Corps, he studied visual arts in Chicago and New York City. He became a…

Olson’s by Roger Soffer

14 Jun 2017, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Joost Waal OLSON’S   At last our lunch at the Swedish deli, all formica and marble and the clatter of dishes, pickles, mustard, fresh-baked rye and your eyes that I once thought looked past time but now at 12 o’clock, flit, and I am like…

Revolution by Irene O’Garden

13 Jun 2017, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art Credit: Louis Trew, Collage, Bristol, UK @louistrew on IG REVOLUTION We learn revolution as a one-time trauma, with drum, with anthem, shouts and shocks and falling guillotine, yet, too, the clock revolves. The year revolves. The natural order revolves, the power of beauty revolves…

The Ascension: Haibun by Peter Newton

05 Jun 2017, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art Credit: Robert Joyner THE ASCENSION He woke on his last day with the palpable feeling of being an astronaut at lift-off.   Under an esplanade of leaves all moving at once through the nearly invisible hospital sheers he recognized the slow brilliance, a warmth pulsing in…

Poetry Reading: The Work of Yun Wang

31 May 2017, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art Credit: Çağrı Yılmaz POETRY READING: THE WORK OF YUN WANG AM: Let us hear a little bit about what your inspirations are and how you end up with a poem.   YW: My greatest inspiration has always been nature. A good fraction of my poems came…

The Bridges to April by Susan Elbe

29 May 2017, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art Credit: “Bois de Vincennes” by Baptiste Charruyer THE BRIDGES TO APRIL 1   We’ve all got coughs, January rattles that won’t quit. Our necks wrapped in warm scarves against the cold night, we trail one by one into the ill-lit bar. Some let oysters…

Incantation by Stephen Scott Whitaker

02 May 2017, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art Credit: Marie Dashkova, Photographer INCANTATION The bones are mine and the cookie cutters are mine and ripe smell of the compost is mine, and the dress curling at my ankles is mine.   The tattoo of the shark, and the elephant static and electric…

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