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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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Bloodless by Jessu John

09 Jul 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: My Edinburgh IX from Plastic People Series by Seigar BLOODLESS About the author: Jessu John is a writer currently based in Bangalore, India. She’s working towards completing a first collection of poems. Her poetry has most recently featured in Ink Sweat And Tears and…

If Only the Swan by Toni La Ree Bennett

09 Jul 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Teal Sea Hawk from Sea Hawk Series by Mick Ó Seasnáin IF ONLY THE SWAN (Lugano)   Dusk comes early to a lake encircled by five mountains.   A solitary swan stands at the end of the pier that seems to lead nowhere as the fog…

41 Shades of Blue by Carol Davis Koss

09 Jul 2018, Posted by admin in Uncategorized

Art:  My Nuclear Paris by Adam De Ville 41 SHADES OF BLUE* When you peered through sun-stained dust through a window across an alley through another’s glass into someone-else’s smallness   when you stared into —— what when you turned towards —— climbed to where…

Memoir: from The Life a Kashmiri Woman by Nyla Ali Khan

09 Jul 2018, Posted by admin in Memoir

Art: Cyril Larvor, @cyrillarvor MEMOIR: FROM THE LIFE OF A KASHMIRI WOMAN BY NYLA ALI KHAN “Faith Consists in Believing When It Is Beyond the Power of Reason to Believe”—Voltaire I would venture to say that subscribing to religious traditions and maintaining an unshakable faith in providence…

Kick It Old School by J.I. Abbot

09 Jul 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Robert Ferrier KICK IT OLD SCHOOL ‘87 an island summer of sexually ripe worship. The days began at my old school, with waves of full-length prostrations in the room provided to me as student guide to a poetry conference. June, post semester. In a ‘50s-era…

Oh, Honey by Anna Saikin

20 Jun 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Thomas Kräher, @tkraeher. OH, HONEY I read once that every fig Swallows a wasp whole— Digests it with juice, Dissolves it into sweetness, Makes seeds from its wings.   My husband’s mother speaks Of salt water marshes, Snakes living in crawl spaces, Old figs in corn…

Black Out by Fabrice Poussin

20 Jun 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: There I can be free by Guy Geva BLACK OUT Precious moment at midday when all stops, home for fuel for beast and boy, a privilege to play with the big ones, and feast with them.   August has been a scorcher, and makes no…

The Good Summer by Alison Prine

20 Jun 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Her by Rebecca Weaver THE GOOD SUMMER My hands nicked by thorns are stained by fruit from a bramble. These hands are fluent in sadness. But today the air whispers against my skin in an unfamiliar language. Remember when the shadows sliced their blades…

Happy Planet by Brandon Marlon

14 Jun 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Optical Delusions by Gavin Mayhew HAPPY PLANET Our orb, unsolitary yet singular, orbits and tilts amid the cosmos’ coruscating spectacle, a turbid backdrop of coiled galaxies and phantasmal nebulae concealing answers to queries unfathomable.   Any species of life thriving on elsewheres, even if anthropoid,…


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