Abstract Magazine International | Abstract Magazine: Poetry & Art
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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29 Jun 2017, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: “My Bowl is Full” by Riikka Fransila KABUKI LESSONS Japanese praise role-playing above all else. If the teacher acts like a teacher, and looks like a teacher, he is deemed to be a teacher. Dress the part. Polish your shoes. Students take their cue from…

Humpty Dumpty by David Lohrey

29 Jun 2017, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art:  “Too Tired to Function” by Riikka Fransila HUMPTY DUMPTY The young, rich and poor, think Nintendo is superior to the Sistine Chapel. They admire Steve Jobs more than Michelangelo. If not that, then they are judged equally as artists, as creative forces.  People’s idea of…

The Rottweiler Next Door by David Lohrey

29 Jun 2017, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: “Great Wall and Mushroom Clouds, Run, Baby, Run” by Riikka Fransila THE ROTTWEILER NEXT DOOR   The Rottweiler next door killed my wife’s pink Chihuahua, but spat out one ear. We planted its ear in our flower bed next to the foxgloves under 3…


29 Jun 2017, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: “Amor” by Amparo Noguera A GEOLOGY based on First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare,                                                 the first collected edition of 36 Shakespeare plays.   Open under glass to Hamlet’s soliloquy, the human heart, laid down in graying pages, a cross-cut of time, emotional…


29 Jun 2017, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: “Ton hombre reste en moi” (“Shadow remains in me”) by Cyril Larvor aka Blackbird STRAITS OF BIRTHDAYS Given an unknown reservoir of time, measuring mist both fore and aft I dawdle rather than choosing to arrange one more pattern of shells or cast more nets…

A Hundred Years in the Basement by Gary Galsworth

16 Jun 2017, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Linda Chapman A HUNDRED YEARS IN THE BASEMENT   The lights don’t reach the far corners of this basement. And a puddle has formed near the back stairs. Through the window well you hear rain dripping off the roof.   Me. I’m knee-deep in the…

Inji Tea by Gary Galsworth

15 Jun 2017, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Izik Levy INJI TEA   Washing tea bowls random drops brighten a worn floor   About the author: Gary Galsworth is from the New York City area. After the Marine Corps, he studied visual arts in Chicago and New York City. He became a…

Olson’s by Roger Soffer

14 Jun 2017, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Joost Waal OLSON’S   At last our lunch at the Swedish deli, all formica and marble and the clatter of dishes, pickles, mustard, fresh-baked rye and your eyes that I once thought looked past time but now at 12 o’clock, flit, and I am like…

Revolution by Irene O’Garden

13 Jun 2017, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art Credit: Louis Trew, Collage, Bristol, UK @louistrew on IG REVOLUTION We learn revolution as a one-time trauma, with drum, with anthem, shouts and shocks and falling guillotine, yet, too, the clock revolves. The year revolves. The natural order revolves, the power of beauty revolves…

Never Again by Thomas Elson

12 Jun 2017, Posted by admin in Fiction

Art Credit:  Martha Winterhalter NEVER AGAIN “John, come in and eat. You’ll be late for your meeting,” said his wife. “Ja, Ja. I know,” said John who continued to stand on the porch and pondered his options. “I’m waiting for Lawrence”. John braced as if…


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