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

Rear View Mirror by John L. Stanizzi

28 Apr 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Walid Sad REAR VIEW MIRROR About the author: John L. Stanizzi’s books are Ecstasy Among Ghosts, Sleepwalking, Dance Against the Wall After the Bell, and Hallalujah Time!, and High Tide-Ebb Tide. His latest collection, a memoir in sonnets called Chants, will be out in 2018…

Disclosure by John L. Stanizzi

28 Apr 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Guilherme Bergamini DISCLOSURE About the author: John L. Stanizzi’s books are Ecstasy Among Ghosts, Sleepwalking, Dance Against the Wall After the Bell, and Hallalujah Time!, and High Tide-Ebb Tide. His latest collection, a memoir in sonnets called Chants, will be out in 2018 with Cervena…

Mother Russia by Rochelle Jewel Shapiro

28 Apr 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Guilherme Bergamini MOTHER RUSSIA She keeps you shut inside her. In her wooden womb, you grow smaller, smaller. Your ears are sealed beneath a babushka. You sit woodenly through winter, your cheeks wind-burnt red circles. Your mouth, it never opens. Nyet to speech. Nyet to…

Five Settings by Akachi Obijiaku

19 Apr 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Fabrice Poussin FIVE SETTINGS I have five settings   In the morning, When I rise and my face falls to glorify my maker   In the afternoon, When I lose all orientation, and question the purpose of my existence   In the evening, When I…

My Country Tis by Rochelle Jewel Shapiro

19 Apr 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: War by Karen Nielsen, @karennielsen13 MY COUNTRY TIS You are the diners of the ’20s, pre-fab, fit into railroad cars or trucks, parked on any street of you, America. You are the glass carousels of cakes, the Napoleons leaking custard, the Boston creams of vaudeville…

A Crisis of Faith by M. Stone

19 Apr 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Fabrice Poussin A CRISIS OF FAITH A woman shall be silent in church. She shall be submissive to her husband. Her skirt shall be no more than two inches above the knee.   We girls stood in neat rows and held sour lemon drops of…

Art: Journey Within by Carolyn O’Neill, @carolynoneillartist AN INSECT’S DREAM OF HONEST CONCRETE So often there are blocks that give way to the arachnidian spires of wind-up basilicas and stretchered nuns who cry out pantomime Italian, Questo è tutto per i turisti, This is all because…

Hiding by Frank Candeloro

27 Mar 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Welcome Museum Guests by Alex Duensing HIDING Frequently I’ll go away and hide. It makes me feel better about things. It’s not something that as a grown man I’m especially proud of, butI could be up to a lot worse. Sometimes I’ll tell my…

A Series of Poems by alexcintron

27 Mar 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: État de transe sur Champs-Élysées, Publicis Drugstore, Paris 8 by Bore’ Ivanoff A SERIES OF POEMS I an earth that is not ours grows with no hair and requires a wig made of refrigerators to keep cool when the sun misses its curling iron if…

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