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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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…

Mestastianity by Robert Beveridge

06 Feb 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: The Refuge of Hades by Joe Papagoda, @papagoda MESTASTIANITY Cancer has its own rituals. The way smoke rises, ordered, three inches the diverges, spreads through airstream. Waking up to consider the options—getting out of bed, suicide. Oversensitivity. A lump, discovered, is never not felt again.  …

The Little Yellow House by Ashley Hewitt

06 Feb 2018, Posted by admin in Short Fiction

Art: Alan Neider, @aneider52 THE LITTLE YELLOW HOUSE she calls it. A yellow as yellow as any Dutch daffodil. She steers her tan Audi Fox up the driveway and pauses in her car until her favorite Cat Stevens song ends. Yellow has been her favorite color…

Star Spangled Mexican by Vincent Cooper

31 Jan 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Nikosono, @zebranude STAR SPANGLED MEXICAN “Come on, you sons of bitches, do you want to live forever?”  Sgt. Major Dan Daly You are the exterminators. We are the cockroaches. You can shoo us. Step on us. Spray poison in the air. Chase us out. Build a…

some assembly required by Steven Mayoff

03 Jan 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Surfacing by Nathan Ramer, @artwithnathan SOME ASSEMBLY REQUIRED is a proviso attached to blessings and revolutions alike. between mobility and mobilization the road is scattered with thumbtacks like seeds sown out of adversity a visitation is but an invitation to lift oneself from the sidewalk crack’s…

Leonard’s Flat by Steven Mayoff

03 Jan 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Dimension by Fabrice Poussin LEONARD’S FLAT “You’ve got to accept the flat surface. Not try to pretend it’s not there.”  David Hockney   The flat like a gallery with all your artwork wall to wall, I wandered through it as if through   a…

 

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