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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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With Great Power by Brandon Marlon

05 May 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: View of Small Village, Italy by Emma Sywyj WITH GREAT POWER Station a guard by my mouth to invigilate at the door of my lips; with all your strength withhold me from serrated words designed to incise, deployed against targets deserving or otherwise.  …

Art Feature: Apogee Series by Robert Ferrier

05 May 2018, Posted by admin in Art

Art: Robert Ferrier, @Dante_Dreamer ART FEATURE: APOGEE SERIES BY ROBERT FERRIER    About the author:  Robert Ferrier is a retired university research administrator living in Norman. He received a BA in Journalism and an MBA from the University of Oklahoma. He has published two novels at Amazon Kindle ebooks. …

Maypop by Paola Pierce

03 May 2018, Posted by admin in Music

Art: Alan Neider MAYPOP About the author:  Paola Pierce is a pianist and jazz composer from Cartagena, Colombia living in the Boston area since 2012. In 2017 she recorded her first album, self titled ‘‘PAOLA.’’ The digital version of the album was released on Jan 24, 2018…

Let it Come to You by Alison Prine

30 Apr 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Nancy Shuler LET IT COME TO YOU Don’t coax. Don’t lurch forward, don’t throw logs across to reach it – it will disperse. Let it come like rain against your skin. Like a dog with a broken chain. Like wrappers tangled in the grass…

Sphere by John L. Stanizzi

28 Apr 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Guilherme Bergamini SPHERE The only cats worth anything are the cats that take chances.                                                             -Thelonious Monk     this discord is alien a dervish whirling and salient   If somebody else did that they’d lock him up it would be abrupt you crazy motherfucker…

Rear View Mirror by John L. Stanizzi

28 Apr 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Walid Sad REAR VIEW MIRROR About the author: John L. Stanizzi’s books are Ecstasy Among Ghosts, Sleepwalking, Dance Against the Wall After the Bell, and Hallalujah Time!, and High Tide-Ebb Tide. His latest collection, a memoir in sonnets called Chants, will be out in 2018…

Disclosure by John L. Stanizzi

28 Apr 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Guilherme Bergamini DISCLOSURE About the author: John L. Stanizzi’s books are Ecstasy Among Ghosts, Sleepwalking, Dance Against the Wall After the Bell, and Hallalujah Time!, and High Tide-Ebb Tide. His latest collection, a memoir in sonnets called Chants, will be out in 2018 with Cervena…

Mother Russia by Rochelle Jewel Shapiro

28 Apr 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Guilherme Bergamini MOTHER RUSSIA She keeps you shut inside her. In her wooden womb, you grow smaller, smaller. Your ears are sealed beneath a babushka. You sit woodenly through winter, your cheeks wind-burnt red circles. Your mouth, it never opens. Nyet to speech. Nyet to…

A Strange Place by Lucas Mautner

19 Apr 2018, Posted by admin in Short Fiction

Art: Dark Sea Serie by Carole Jury A STRANGE PLACE I was in bed with my wife the first time he appeared to me in my sleep. I can’t explain how I knew it was him, only that I felt a certain change in the air….

Five Settings by Akachi Obijiaku

19 Apr 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Fabrice Poussin FIVE SETTINGS I have five settings   In the morning, When I rise and my face falls to glorify my maker   In the afternoon, When I lose all orientation, and question the purpose of my existence   In the evening, When I…

 

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