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

Kinship with Instincts by Peter Manos

27 Mar 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Photography by Alison Prine KINSHIP WITH INSTINCTS Finding citing vivid insights tiring I’m idling, childish, in hiding, minding swirling birds girding virgin birch, flirting in whirlwind skirmishings, chirping birthrights within this singing, fix’d in strict limits.   Within this singing, fix’d in strict limits,…

An Unexamined Life by Peter Manos

27 Mar 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Pedrera Steps II by Linda Chapman, @linda_chapman_art AN UNEXAMINED LIFE   “An unexamined life is not worth living.” –Socrates   Who’d seek to deduce truly unique views? You’d need to refuse routines, to renew youthful curiosity’s urgency to fully see Socrates’ certainty: He knew he knew nothing…

Art: by Amparo Noguera @amparo_noguera THE CHAPEL AT LA CONQUISTADORA Santa Fe, NM: Terrifying crucifixion statue: skinny Jesus, bloody, sliced up, flesh hanging from the open wounds, head tilted slightly to the right, mouth hanging open, eyes glassy. Hands and feet nailed to the black cross, more blood,…

Never the Distance by Alison Prine

22 Feb 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Photography by Alison Prine NEVER THE DISTANCE Just after the embarrassment of being young comes the embarrassment of aging. And in between – pelted with questions – you try to say yes. You try to take someone in your arms and want them. I…

What There is of Earth by Heikki Huotari

22 Feb 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Silence by Amna Urooj, @art.amna WHAT THERE IS OF EARTH  About the author: Heikki Huotari is a retired professor of mathematics. In a past century, he attended a one-room country school and spent summers on a forest fire lookout tower. His poems appear in numerous…

Trust Fall by Heikki Huotari

13 Feb 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Marie Dashkova, @melodyphoto TRUST FALL About the author: Heikki Huotari is a retired professor of mathematics. In a past century, he attended a one-room country school and spent summers on a forest-fire lookout tower. His poems appear in numerous journals, recently in The Journal and The…

Frequency Modulation by Heikki Huotari

09 Feb 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Water World III by Linda Chapman, @lindachapman_art FREQUENCY MODULATION About the author: Heikki Huotari is a retired professor of mathematics. In a past century, he attended a one-room country school and spent summers on a forest-fire lookout tower. His poems appear in numerous journals, recently in The…

Mestastianity by Robert Beveridge

06 Feb 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: The Refuge of Hades by Joe Papagoda, @papagoda MESTASTIANITY Cancer has its own rituals. The way smoke rises, ordered, three inches the diverges, spreads through airstream. Waking up to consider the options—getting out of bed, suicide. Oversensitivity. A lump, discovered, is never not felt again.  …

Star Spangled Mexican by Vincent Cooper

31 Jan 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Nikosono, @zebranude STAR SPANGLED MEXICAN “Come on, you sons of bitches, do you want to live forever?”  Sgt. Major Dan Daly You are the exterminators. We are the cockroaches. You can shoo us. Step on us. Spray poison in the air. Chase us out. Build a…

some assembly required by Steven Mayoff

03 Jan 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Surfacing by Nathan Ramer, @artwithnathan SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED is a proviso attached to blessings and revolutions alike. between mobility and mobilization the road is scattered with thumbtacks like seeds sown out of adversity a visitation is but an invitation to lift oneself from the sidewalk crack’s…

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