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.
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Well Seen by Brandon Marlon

14 Jun 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Aleah Fitzwater WELL SEEN   Shutter blades nictate for a fraction of a second to capture the stelliform aura emitted by midday’s orb, though the artiste (partnering with light) prefers shooting at dawn or dusk when soft glows allow images to sing and pop, going…

Implosion by Pritemon Pirann

10 Jun 2018, Posted by admin in Short Fiction

Art:What becomes of the broken tartlet by Adam De Ville IMPLOSION What’s coming down is not freezing rain but diffuse flakes melting on the panes of the kitchen window. The rain that they predicted has probably arrived and passed in the course of the night. Footsteps…

What did you do in the war, daddy? by Rollin Jewett

10 Jun 2018, Posted by admin in Music

Art: The End by Kerry Rawlinson WHAT DID YOU DO IN THE WAR, DADDY? About the author: Rollin Jewett is an award winning playwright, screenwriter, singer/songwriter, poet, author and photographer. His screenwriting credits include “Laws of Deception” and “American Vampire”. His short stories, poetry and photography…

Nothing Unusual by Peter Manos

06 Jun 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Back View by Alexander Chubar NOTHING UNUSUAL A new study was issued on Tuesday on the institutionalization of cruel and unusual punishment, and fake news, hatred, and stupidity which concluded what some leaders went through as middle school students imbued miscues in how large groups…

Overheard by Carolyn Martin

06 Jun 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Through the Looking Glasses by Rebecca Oet OVERHEARD As evening sneaks around the house, the ironing board and kitchen sink gossip about your first kiss. Inexplicable – how they understand the intimacy of wind-brushed clouds; how, in this chartreuse spring, you’ll leave behind your…

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…


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