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.
poetry, art, video

You Belong to Me: Short Story by Kent Dixon

25 Mar 2017, Posted by admin in Fiction

Art Credit: “Lara Casandra” by Andre’ Goncalves  YOU BELONG TO ME You have to feel for this guy walking down the street on a clear, dry, almost blinding day somewhere in downtown Phoenix, a day twice beautiful because he’s recuperating from major surgery and is both…

Absquatulation: Haibun by David Cobb

24 Mar 2017, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art Credit: “The Battle” by David Conison ABSQUATULATION morning break steam from a cup of tea The Lark Ascending   The prop I use for my PC screen is a venerable English-German dictionary, vintage 1870, source of scholarship then, now pedantry. Once, during one of my…

Meltdown: Haibun by David Cobb

24 Mar 2017, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art Credit: Rizwan Ali MELTDOWN nights drawing in drops of melted wax form stalagmites The anticipated power cut. Office closed at four, as every day the past six weeks. Trams not running, she walks to the crèche to pick up her baby boy. To get home…

Video of the Week: Phantasma by Genesis Ilada

23 Mar 2017, Posted by admin in Video

This poignant short piece reveals the emotion of longing and grief. It explores the menacing gift of immortality. The song “Angel Homeward” by Moby emphasizes the actor Trevor Stines’ dramatic performance in an unknown period setting. Watch below:   This video was produced, directed and edited…

The Colonies: Haibun by Jim Kacian

17 Mar 2017, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art Credit: “Monotonic Tresinence” by Christopher Alexander VazQuez THE COLONIES We have been right from the beginning. but in the wrong way. The gods did come from the heavens, but they were not more glorious versions of ourselves. They were the microbes hitchhiking through space on comets…

no thing: Haibun by Jim Kacian

17 Mar 2017, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art Credit: “Kyrgyz Flock” by James Metelak Haibun by Jim Kacian no thing   is what it seems, all words are slightly wrong . . . a freeble silted stream melandering by the farm might be Borges’ unnamed river of croglodytes and immortunity . . ….

Fiction of the Week: “Remembrance Day”

03 Dec 2016, Posted by admin in Fiction

About the Author: W<J>P Newnham hitchhiked around Australia working as barman, bum and waiter; slaughter hand, deckhand and master, spending 25 years working in the Northern Prawn Fishery. He has travelled extensively in southeast Asia, the Americas and Japan and speaks market-place Indonesian with some…

With the Speed of an Impulse: Parabolic Poem by Devon Balwit

03 Dec 2016, Posted by admin in Poetry

About the Author: Devon Balwit is a poet and educator from Portland, Oregon. She has a chapbook, Forms Most Marvelous, forthcoming from dancing girl press (summer 2017). Her recent poems have appeared in numerous print/on-line journals, among them: Oyez, Red Paint Hill, The Ekphrastic Review,…


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