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.


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…

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…

Sphere by John L. Stanizzi

28 Apr 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Guilherme Bergamini SPHERE The only cats worth anything are the cats that take chances.                                                             -Thelonious Monk     this discord is alien a dervish whirling and salient   If somebody else did that they’d lock him up it would be abrupt you crazy motherfucker…

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