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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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What I Know of “Good” by Carolyn Martin

06 Jun 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Alison Prine WHAT I KNOW OF “GOOD”   Bad things are going to happen. – Ellen Bass, “Relax”   Perennials return without a thought and so do volunteers from maples and japonica. Nature recruits another nursery at no extra cost.   Lab tests uncover few…

Idols by Blackbella

23 May 2018, Posted by admin in Music

Art: World of the Day by Raka Panda IDOLS About the author: Robert Ciesla is a freelance writer and multi-instrumentalist from Helsinki, Finland. He performs music under his nom du guerre of Blackbella. His personal website is at robertciesla.com Art: World of the Day by Raka Panda In…

Zep by Jacqueline Henry

23 May 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Auto-Rotation by W. Jack Savage ZEP Michael is playing air guitar, bebopping by himself miles behind me in the baking sun that refuses to shine on him because he sees only the shadows and not the blooming Colza on the yellow hills or the…

A Matter of Life and Death by Alex Ewing

23 May 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Alexander Wagentristl A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH A cry into the world One out Sliding in sliding out Faces behind the glass A naming An identification given The answer yes The statement no   A blue blanket Yellow tape Liquid flowing down Pain Screaming…

For by Joseph Carthey

23 May 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Heaven by Judith Skillman FOR Shoved into a morning with the cold sigh of someone rusted by responsibility and its constraints, There could be no way to silence the spirited cluster of a station angrily juvenile in its disquiet. Cirrus hangs like salmon on a…

Little Boy Lost, Old Man Found by Warren Wright

23 May 2018, Posted by admin in Memoir

Art: Courtesy of Thurman J. Williams of Our Cotter, Ar LITTLE BOY LOST, OLD MAN FOUND I was born March 21st, 1942, in Mountain Home, Arkansas, the first child of Ernie Edward Wright and Alice Erlene Collins, who was always called Aline by all who…

Scaffolding by Colin Webb

23 May 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Federico Federici SCAFFOLDING διὰ τῆς μείζονος καὶ τελειοτέρας σκηνῆς listen everywhere as our great-great-great-grandmothers recall at each circle of the city, at every laugh of the family room, & at each &/every recovery of the care-repress’d hope-webbing tangletree Just how good it is(!) that even…

Infantilism by Brandon Marlon

23 May 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Popovy Sisters INFANTILISM Neglecting kin, screen zombies eyeball pixels, lured by clickbait with violent headlines of some celeb getting slammed/destroyed/put on blast, apparently unperturbed by the fact that shade is something you sit in and don’t throw.   Just for funsies, they drool while binge-watching…

Every Window Leads to Edward Hopper by Rachel Jewel Shapiro

22 May 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: The Recruited Outtakes from Plastic People Series by Seigar EVERY WINDOW LEADS TO EDWARD HOPPER In my overheated apartment, I have on a red t-shirt that says One Word at a Time. I sit on a beige brocade couch, bare feet on woolen vines of my Chinese carpet….


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