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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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….

The Shuttered House by Rochelle Jewel Shapiro

20 May 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Textures Through a Window by John Timothy Robinson THE SHUTTERED HOUSE It’s mid-afternoon, but from somewhere, an owl hoots. Once overturned bikes were thrown down on the sidewalk by tow-haired twins dashing to the Good Humor truck for a cherry Bomb Pop or lemon/lime…

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…


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