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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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An Unexamined Life by Peter Manos

27 Mar 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Pedrera Steps II by Linda Chapman, @linda_chapman_art AN UNEXAMINED LIFE   “An unexamined life is not worth living.” –Socrates   Who’d seek to deduce truly unique views? You’d need to refuse routines, to renew youthful curiosity’s urgency to fully see Socrates’ certainty: He knew he knew nothing…

Art Feature: J.T. Thompson

22 Feb 2018, Posted by admin in Art

Art: Labyrinth XXV by J.T. Thompson, @jtoriginals ART FEATURE: J.T. THOMPSON I was born and raised in south western Ohio. I received a scholarship to study painting at the Columbus College of Art and Design, and I have called Columbus home ever since. I work is…

Art Feature: Allan Gorman

22 Feb 2018, Posted by admin in Art

Art: Pigeon on a Rusty Girder by Allan Gorman, @allangormanart ART FEATURE: ALLAN GORMAN A number of years ago, while driving in the rain, I found myself stuck behind a few big 18-wheelers on a back road.  No way around them, and the wake from the mud flaps kept splashing on…

The Chapel at La Conquistadora by Georg Koszulinski

22 Feb 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: by Amparo Noguera @amparo_noguera 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 cross, more blood,…

Never the Distance by Alison Prine

22 Feb 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Photography by Alison Prine NEVER THE DISTANCE Just after the embarrassment of being young comes the embarrassment of aging. And in between – pelted with questions – you try to say yes. You try to take someone in your arms and want them. I…

What There is of Earth by Heikki Huotari

22 Feb 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Silence by Amna Urooj, @art.amna WHAT THERE IS OF EARTH  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…

Non-Breed by Stephanie Anderson

22 Feb 2018, Posted by admin in Short Fiction

Art: Las Memorias que me Habitan by Marta Bonjour @martabonjour NON-BREED Monday night was the first time stepping into the pool hurt me.  There was a swimming class beside me, swim caps like moonlit skulls in the clouds outside.  A beautiful, indifferent lifeguard watched from the…

Trust Fall by Heikki Huotari

13 Feb 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Marie Dashkova, @melodyphoto TRUST FALL 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 The…

Frequency Modulation by Heikki Huotari

09 Feb 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Water World III by Linda Chapman, @lindachapman_art FREQUENCY MODULATION 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…

The Illustrated Queenfisher by Matt Poll

06 Feb 2018, Posted by JL Jacobs in Short Fiction

Art: Jolanda Richter, @jolandarichter  THE ILLUSTRATED QUEENFISHER Headmistress Nielsen ripped the offending page from the book, then held it close to the girl’s face. Rather than flinching, the intended reaction, Pia grabbed the page and squealed with delight. She traced the red legs and arms she…

 

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