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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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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…

Deported Forms and Discontent by Rose Knapp

30 Dec 2017, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: André Gonçalves, @andre_goncalves_art DEPORTED FORMS AND DISCONTENT Teal mists spray engulfed Danse flâneuse Danube révélérs Eyes coutured skin-Rhine-skin Schwarz Strasse fleur zein Shots tabs repetit Redlit dancefloors bleed sweat Designer heels black skirts Rise from tequila soaked walls Dansing back through distorted Throngs of trap sub…

A Day Trip Home by Linda Hughes

30 Dec 2017, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Your silence speaks to me by Riikka Fransila, @vintageart_originals A DAY TRIP HOME He pulled carrots up out of the earth. The sound of roots letting go— vibrant in the still afternoon. Soil lifting with roots, some thick—some fine as hair. A sort of placenta. Loose…

Goodbye L.A. by Blah Blah Blah

30 Dec 2017, Posted by admin in Music

Art: Patricia Figueiredo, @art_of_patfigueiredo GOODBYE L.A. About the musicians: The band Blah Blah Blah formed in Chicago in 2007 and is still touring and performing today across the country and being heard around the world. Pioneers of the genre Ballroom Rock, Blah Blah Blah’s music has achieved recognition in…

Waste Management by Daniel Uncapher

30 Dec 2017, Posted by admin in Short Fiction

Art: Karen Hill, @karenhill_images WASTE MANAGEMENT This morning I went for a trash run, which is to say that I took out the trash. The night was long, but I was in full control of my faculties, and when morning arrived I came to a decision: throw…

Art Feature: Montage Mädels

21 Dec 2017, Posted by admin in Art

“From birth, the species has taken possession of woman and tends to tighten its grasp.” Art: Edited by Men and Girls by Montage Mädels ART FEATURE: MONTAGE MADELS We are an artist collective called the Montage Mädels. Our first meeting was 9 November 2016—the day after the US election….

Meta-Modern Noire by Rose Knapp

21 Dec 2017, Posted by admin in Poetry

Art: Alcaina & Steve Art Projects, curators Jose Antonio Alcaina and Paco Esteve META-MODERN NOIRE A grimy pay phone handle Ripped from receiver Still rests beneath haze Silver iPhone screen only Luminous metal post two Latest techno blares Headphones off Lexus Chinese stream words of thoughts…

 

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