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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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The Ascension: Haibun by Peter Newton

05 Jun 2017, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art Credit: Robert Joyner THE ASCENSION He woke on his last day with the palpable feeling of being an astronaut at lift-off.   Under an esplanade of leaves all moving at once through the nearly invisible hospital sheers he recognized the slow brilliance, a warmth pulsing in…

oh cupola: haibun by Peter Newton

05 Jun 2017, Posted by admin in Short Fiction

Art Credit: Tatiana Drotsarova OH CUPOLA your little room barely big enough for a party of gnomes cousin of the widow’s walk uncle to the weather vane dear old cupola falling in for all to see if only people knew for how long and how far…

The Zebra Nude Experience by Nikosono

31 May 2017, Posted by admin in Art

THE ZEBRA NUDE EXPERIENCE BY NIKOSONO Over a major part of my life spent in France, I have built up my portfolio with black and white analog photos printed into a dark room. Once, I have been an assistant at the Rapho Agency, Paris (home…

The Complaints Department by Dan Nielsen

31 May 2017, Posted by admin in Short Fiction

Art Credit:  “Documentary of Street Art in Barcelona” by Tom Williams THE COMPLAINTS DEPARTMENT Edgar Manx managed the Complaints Department at Goldblatt’s. He had an office with a window and a secretary. “Miss Evans, take a letter.” Kathy Evans scowled and made an irritated sound. She…

Poetry Reading: The Work of Yun Wang

31 May 2017, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art Credit: Çağrı Yılmaz POETRY READING: THE WORK OF YUN WANG AM: Let us hear a little bit about what your inspirations are and how you end up with a poem.   YW: My greatest inspiration has always been nature. A good fraction of my poems came…

The Bridges to April by Susan Elbe

29 May 2017, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art Credit: “Bois de Vincennes” by Baptiste Charruyer THE BRIDGES TO APRIL 1   We’ve all got coughs, January rattles that won’t quit. Our necks wrapped in warm scarves against the cold night, we trail one by one into the ill-lit bar. Some let oysters…

Art Feature: The Work of Vera Fonseka

19 May 2017, Posted by admin in Art

ART FEATURE: THE WORK OF VERA FONSEKA I was born in the Ex Soviet Union, in Tallinn, in 1982. In 2003 I emigrated to Lisbon, Portugal, where I took the degree in Painting at the Faculty of Fine Arts, in Lisbon. Currently my biggest production…

Towards Immateriality: The Photographs of David Conison

18 May 2017, Posted by admin in Art

TOWARDS IMMATERIALITY I. History –I came to photography late. I trained as a theater and opera director, but eventually I left frustrated that the images I wanted to create on the darkness of the stage could not be realized. –The theater I used to make…

Art Feature: The Medrano Family Circus by Gianluigi Di Napoli

17 May 2017, Posted by admin in Art

ART FEATURE: THE MEDRANO FAMILY CIRCUS BY GIANLUIGI DI NAPOLI           About the Artist: Gianluigi Di Napoli gives the famous Medrano family circus a great entrance on the stage of his remarkable black-and-white photography, drawing us into the enchanting spot-lit world…


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