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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 criteria is quality.
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Like Magic by Nancy Cherry

08 Dec 2017, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Vera Fonseka, @verafonsekaart LIKE MAGIC If I want to write a villanelle, I will. Even though its formal structure interrupts itself to interject a rhyme. It’s like a practiced magic trick—you’ll need a hat, a rabbit, a little goodwill. And if I want to spill my…

In Darkness by Nancy Cherry

06 Dec 2017, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Vera Fonseka, @verafonsekaart IN DARKNESS Before moonrise, before the trail, before I begin the climb, I stop beside a dacha hovering at the shore and watch shadows cross Tomales Bay as the sun falls. Mud hens stitch paths on the water as frogs begin their litany…

Elephant Seal by Nancy Cherry

04 Dec 2017, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Astrid Echle, @astridechle ELEPHANT SEAL I’m a barrel in the sea. I roll in joy—tide in, tide out, I land always where I go. I lap and clap my flippers up the day and down to smooth the edges, then slow back into cold, or slip heat into…

Kiamichi River Dam by Robert Ferrier

01 Dec 2017, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Jessie Hall, @catcrimson KIAMICHI RIVER DAM What draws us to its roar spewing the push of a hundred-year flood? Rowed plumes spray down to mist splash to eddies and swirls anglers in boats at safer distance casting lines for tailrace stripers swimming fin-to- fin with white…

Red River Wreck of the Steamboat Heroine by Robert Ferrier

29 Nov 2017, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Hanifa Queen, @hanifa_bboyart RED RIVER WRECK OF THE STEAMBOAT HEROINE A log took her down just south of Fort Towson. Passengers, crew and some cargo survived, the rest given up to silt. She missed the Civil War pickled pork and pine pitch salting the currents her…

Z by Lara Candland

27 Nov 2017, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Miasmic by Pamela Habing, @pamelahabingart      Art: Marie Dashkova @melodyphoto, Moscow, Russia. mariedashkova.com About the author: Lara Candland’s pamphlet Tongue Child, was published in the Palanquin/TDM series at the University of South Carolina/Aiken, and individual poems have been published or are forthcoming in Free Verse, Fence, The Colorado…

X by Lara Candland

24 Nov 2017, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Symphony of Color by Pamela Habing, @pamelahabingart   About the author: Lara Candland’s pamphlet Tongue Child, was published in the Palanquin/TDM series at the University of South Carolina/Aiken, and individual poems have been published or are forthcoming in Free Verse, Fence, The Colorado Review, Barrow…

Becoming Kashmiri by Nyla Ali Khan

21 Nov 2017, Posted by admin in Memoir

Art: Between earth and sky by Silvia Forzoni, @silvia_forzoni BECOMING KASHMIRI As I write this personal narrative at a geographical and physical remove from my land of origin, the Valley of Kashmir, it is not halcyon time or idyllic days of my childhood that haunt my memory, but the disintegration…

Art Feature: Paco Esteve

20 Nov 2017, Posted by admin in Art

ART FEATURE: PACO ESTEVE I have a degree in Sociology and also in Advertising and Public Relations. In both degrees I studied various specific subjects related to art. My first experience in the art world was the self-publishing of a photographic book entitled “Memorobilia of Vampirya” with…

 

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