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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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Turner in His Studio: Haibun by Michele Root-Bernstein

29 Jun 2017, Posted by Editor in Poetry

Art: “The Blue Rigi, Sunrise 1842” by J. M. W. Turner TURNER IN HIS STUDIO   Imagine his effort to be present, the years he spent training hand and eye to the qualia. How many times and with what determination did he tear himself from warm…

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KABUKI LESSONS BY DAVID LOHREY

29 Jun 2017, Posted by Editor in Poetry

Art: “My Bowl is Full” by Riikka Fransila KABUKI LESSONS Japanese praise role-playing above all else. If the teacher acts like a teacher, and looks like a teacher, he is deemed to be a teacher. Dress the part. Polish your shoes. Students take their cue from…

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Humpty Dumpty by David Lohrey

29 Jun 2017, Posted by Editor in Poetry

Art:  “Too Tired to Function” by Riikka Fransila HUMPTY DUMPTY The young, rich and poor, think Nintendo is superior to the Sistine Chapel. They admire Steve Jobs more than Michelangelo. If not that, then they are judged equally as artists, as creative forces.  People’s idea of…

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The Rottweiler Next Door by David Lohrey

29 Jun 2017, Posted by Editor in Poetry

Art: “Great Wall and Mushroom Clouds, Run, Baby, Run” by Riikka Fransila THE ROTTWEILER NEXT DOOR   The Rottweiler next door killed my wife’s pink Chihuahua, but spat out one ear. We planted its ear in our flower bed next to the foxgloves under 3…

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A GEOLOGY BY SUSAN ELBE

29 Jun 2017, Posted by Editor in Poetry

Art: “Amor” by Amparo Noguera A GEOLOGY based on First Folio! The Book that Gave Us Shakespeare,                                                 the first collected edition of 36 Shakespeare plays.   Open under glass to Hamlet’s soliloquy, the human heart, laid down in graying pages, a cross-cut of time, emotional…

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STRAITS OF BIRTHDAYS by Judith Cody

29 Jun 2017, Posted by Editor in Poetry

Art: “Ton hombre reste en moi” (“Shadow remains in me”) by Cyril Larvor aka Blackbird STRAITS OF BIRTHDAYS Given an unknown reservoir of time, measuring mist both fore and aft I dawdle rather than choosing to arrange one more pattern of shells or cast more nets…

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Rag-dolls: Haibun by Paresh Tiwari

22 Jun 2017, Posted by Editor in Short Fiction

Art: “Exodus, Untitled Transparency SN1” by Olivier Fonteau RAG-DOLLS All day long, we sit on the crumbling wall of the cemetery. Our feet, clad in mud-crusted Mary Janes, dangle inches above the wild grass.   There is silence . . . a blanket of windless…

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A Hundred Years in the Basement by Gary Galsworth

16 Jun 2017, Posted by Editor in Poetry

Art: Linda Chapman A HUNDRED YEARS IN THE BASEMENT   The lights don’t reach the far corners of this basement. And a puddle has formed near the back stairs. Through the window well you hear rain dripping off the roof.   Me. I’m knee-deep in the…

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Inji Tea by Gary Galsworth

15 Jun 2017, Posted by Editor in Poetry

Art: Izik Levy INJI TEA   Washing tea bowls random drops brighten a worn floor   About the author: Gary Galsworth is from the New York City area. After the Marine Corps, he studied visual arts in Chicago and New York City. He became a…

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