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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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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…

An Insect’s Dream of Honest Concrete by Miles Varana

27 Mar 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Journey Within by Carolyn O’Neill, @carolynoneillartist AN INSECT’S DREAM OF HONEST CONCRETE So often there are blocks that give way to the arachnidian spires of wind-up basilicas and stretchered nuns who cry out pantomime Italian, Questo è tutto per i turisti, This is all because…

Hiding by Frank Candeloro

27 Mar 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Welcome Museum Guests by Alex Duensing HIDING Frequently I’ll go away and hide. It makes me feel better about things. It’s not something that as a grown man I’m especially proud of, butI could be up to a lot worse. Sometimes I’ll tell my…

A Series of Poems by alexcintron

27 Mar 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: État de transe sur Champs-Élysées, Publicis Drugstore, Paris 8 by Bore’ Ivanoff A SERIES OF POEMS I an earth that is not ours grows with no hair and requires a wig made of refrigerators to keep cool when the sun misses its curling iron if…

#101: Union Card by Robert Lane Wilder

27 Mar 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: IKEA Painting 7 by Alan Neider, @aneider52 #101: UNION CARD Quirky poets work this way connect point B to point A positing a perfect ineluctable poignance   Nestling into handsome line a bird’s eye view of human kind   So unfair this doesn’t pay card…

Cave Night by Sean Cazzell

27 Mar 2018, Posted by admin in Short Fiction

Art: j by Tobias Oggenfuss CAVE NIGHT The Zhejiangopterus Children fly into their cave after a long day. Their cave hole is high on a flat cliff face. Inside it is dark, damp and cold. They squish around in the mud until they find their…


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