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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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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…

Scenery by Steven Mayoff

03 Jan 2018, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Fall by Fabrice Poussin SCENERY “When you own a big chunk of the bloody third world the babies just come with the scenery.” Chrissie Hynde – Middle of the Road   snapshots of heaven spill out of the open wallet’s unfolding plastic inserts and in each…

Marx Was Right by Carolyn Martin

31 Dec 2017, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Marie Dashkova, @melodyphoto MARX WAS RIGHT History repeats itself as tragedy, then settles into farce. And so was Joyce slogging through his own nightmare, and Napoleon battling a fable agreed upon. Which leads me to conclude the last human sound before the galaxy consumes itself won’t be a whimper or…

33 Sententious Epigraphs That May – or Not – Prompt a Poem by Carolyn Martin

31 Dec 2017, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Thomas Kräher, @tkraeher. 33 SENTENTIOUS EPIGRAPHS THAT MAY – OR NOT – PROMPT A POEM                                             The purpose of writing poems is to save epigraphs. – Kay Ryan In the beginning, God. * What’s a twist of facts when truth rings true? * The letters spelling death are…

Weiss Cyrillic Cyanidic Sans by Rose Knapp

30 Dec 2017, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Inver 3 by John Gregory Brown, @john.gregory.brown WEISS CYRILLIC CYANIDIC SANS London fog fades DevoursGlassDashallom HarediחֲרֵדִיحريمIAMBIC Incanroteblutpedantic PolygonalPentameter Los Angeles dust Darts injects Tarsus Fake news feeds Cigarette clicks Sparks id ἰδέα Ideologos שאול Sheol Mosaic Muses Miso Milan Hover יְהֹוָה  אּיּוֹב Cumbia crashes Cash values jazz Jamesian Judith Alpha…


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