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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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…

To the Grail by Fabrice Poussin

27 Mar 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Nikolas Karathanasis, @nikolas.karathanasis TO THE GRAIL It is a symphony of feet in the midst of fireworks and lights; they come, they go, hesitate, return, turn around, and back; insane in their indecision, shoes of sports, and pumps of circumstance, molding unruly ankles, protecting their…

Phonaesthetics by Carolyn Martin

27 Mar 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Costumes from the Stratford Warehouse No. 23 by Chris Klein PHONAESTHETICS The study of the euphony and cacophony of words without regard for semantics. I read somewhere that language experts claim when sense is pushed aside, the most ear-pleasing English sounds slide through cellar door. Not…

Spring by Karol Nielsen

27 Mar 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Fish in Open Currents by Tobias Oggenfuss SPRING Spring is a tomboy all done up, an amazon and a unicorn intertwined, the reward after winter’s test, a fragile beauty in the end. About the author:  Karol Nielsen is author of the memoir, Black Elephants (Bison Books,…

Holy Candle Blues by Michael D. Amitin

27 Mar 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Marie Dashkova, @melodyphoto HOLY CANDLE BLUES In the red-sweet sunsetangel brother bent his blown glass ear over the wall of eternity listening in on my restless rathouse jam.She entered peeling story-caked walls riding lightning rod brooms swept me out to half-dippermoon bridgewe swung downtown wherewaltzing heirs warmed…


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