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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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10,000 Winters by Peter Manos

27 Mar 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Mountains by Baptiste Charruyer, Paris, @wild_fangs_photos TEN THOUSAND WINTERS BEFORE WRITTEN WORDS “Stop this day and night with me, and you shall possess the origin of all poems.” –Walt Whitman Ten thousand winters before written words when rousing singers recorded in verse bold lives’…

In the Blue House by Max Talley

27 Mar 2018, Posted by admin in Short Fiction

Art: Moon by Mary Hanrahan IN THE BLUE HOUSE Inside the blue house, our house, everything is blue: the furniture, walls, and the general mood. We drink beer once in a blue moon and it is indeed Blue Moon. Even our humor is blue. We…

A Thief At 9 by Pawel Grajnert

27 Mar 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Sasan Golbostani, @sasan_golbostani A THIEF AT 9 Unchained, I Saw the bicycle Standing there. And the sliver spoke, Take.   About the author:  Paweł Grajnert is a writer/filmmaker who works in the US and Poland. His work has screened at the Venice Film Festival, the…

To Be Prepared by Heikki Huotari

27 Mar 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art:  Two Men Sitting (Peter and Mehmet) by Gianluigi di Napoli, @gianluigidinapoli TO BE PREPARED   __________________________________________________________________ About the author:  Heikki Huotari is a retired professor of mathematics. In a past century, he attended a one-room country school and spent summers on a forest-fire lookout tower. His poems…

Reflections by mybluesweden

27 Mar 2018, Posted by admin in Music

Art: Cyril Larvor, @cyrillarvor REFLECTIONS About the Artists: mybluesweden is a collaboration between three musicians from Minneapolis/St Paul Minnesota. Although we perform different roles (one of our members is part time) everything is done by us: writing, arranging, engineering producing and all recording performances. Each of us…

In the Spring of It by Robert Rothman

27 Mar 2018, Posted by admin in Short Fiction

Art: Rafano by Rebecca Weaver, @legsweaver IN THE SPRING OF IT Grass so high it’s up to the chest and mounting; you think another few steps you’ll be just a head bobbing on a sea of green.Thick as wading through a bog, the spears wrapping onto…

Tenure by Heikki Huotari

27 Mar 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Karen Hill, @karenhill_images TENURE About the Author:  Heikki Huotari is a retired professor of mathematics. In a past century, he attended a one-room country school and spent summers on a forest-fire lookout tower. His poems appear in numerous journals, recently in The Journal and…

Women as Harbingers of Peace and Construction in Kashmir by Nyla Khan

27 Mar 2018, Posted by admin in Memoir

Art: Muted Tears by Susan McCollum, @susan_mccollum_art WOMEN AS HARBINGERS OF PEACE AND CONSTRUCTION IN KASHMIR Twenty-eight years of armed insurgency and counter insurgency in Kashmir; the devastation rendered by militaristic discourse; the consequent sequestration in the Kashmir Valley; my physical and geographical remove from Kashmir;…

The Chapel at La Conquistadora by Georg Koszulinski

27 Mar 2018, Posted by admin in Video

Art: Photography by Sasan Golbostani, @sasan_golbostani THE CHAPEL AT LA CONQUISTADORA Santa Fe, NM: Terrifying crucifixion statue: skinny Jesus, bloody, sliced up, flesh hanging from the open wounds, head tilted slightly to the right, mouth hanging open, eyes glassy. Hands and feet nailed to the black…

Kinship with Instincts by Peter Manos

27 Mar 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Photography by Alison Prine KINSHIP WITH INSTINCTS Finding citing vivid insights tiring I’m idling, childish, in hiding, minding swirling birds girding virgin birch, flirting in whirlwind skirmishings, chirping birthrights within this singing, fix’d in strict limits.   Within this singing, fix’d in strict limits,…

 

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