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

Happy Planet by Brandon Marlon

14 Jun 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Optical Delusions by Gavin Mayhew HAPPY PLANET Our orb, unsolitary yet singular, orbits and tilts amid the cosmos’ coruscating spectacle, a turbid backdrop of coiled galaxies and phantasmal nebulae concealing answers to queries unfathomable.   Any species of life thriving on elsewheres, even if anthropoid,…

Well Seen by Brandon Marlon

14 Jun 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Aleah Fitzwater WELL SEEN   Shutter blades nictate for a fraction of a second to capture the stelliform aura emitted by midday’s orb, though the artiste (partnering with light) prefers shooting at dawn or dusk when soft glows allow images to sing and pop, going…

Nothing Unusual by Peter Manos

06 Jun 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Back View by Alexander Chubar NOTHING UNUSUAL A new study was issued on Tuesday on the institutionalization of cruel and unusual punishment, and fake news, hatred, and stupidity which concluded what some leaders went through as middle school students imbued miscues in how large groups…

Overheard by Carolyn Martin

06 Jun 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Through the Looking Glasses by Rebecca Oet OVERHEARD As evening sneaks around the house, the ironing board and kitchen sink gossip about your first kiss. Inexplicable – how they understand the intimacy of wind-brushed clouds; how, in this chartreuse spring, you’ll leave behind your…

What I Know of “Good” by Carolyn Martin

06 Jun 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Alison Prine WHAT I KNOW OF “GOOD”   Bad things are going to happen. – Ellen Bass, “Relax”   Perennials return without a thought and so do volunteers from maples and japonica. Nature recruits another nursery at no extra cost.   Lab tests uncover few…

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: Heaven by 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…

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…

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