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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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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…

Still Life – Blue Bottles and Tangerine by Rochelle Jewel Shapiro

19 Apr 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: William Zuback, @williamzubackphotographs STILL LIFE—BLUE BOTTLES AND TANGERINE The bottles are quiet, not like buzzing flies we swat without stopping to see the iridescent sheen of their wings.   A tangerine’s skin has pores unlike the smoothness of glass. Bottles taste of air.   My mother’s…

My Country Tis by Rochelle Jewel Shapiro

19 Apr 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: War by Karen Nielsen, @karennielsen13 MY COUNTRY TIS You are the diners of the ’20s, pre-fab, fit into railroad cars or trucks, parked on any street of you, America. You are the glass carousels of cakes, the Napoleons leaking custard, the Boston creams of vaudeville…

A Crisis of Faith by M. Stone

19 Apr 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Fabrice Poussin A CRISIS OF FAITH A woman shall be silent in church. She shall be submissive to her husband. Her skirt shall be no more than two inches above the knee.   We girls stood in neat rows and held sour lemon drops of…

 

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