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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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Olson’s by Roger Soffer

14 Jun 2017, Posted by Editor in Poetry

Art: Joost Waal OLSON’S   At last our lunch at the Swedish deli, all formica and marble and the clatter of dishes, pickles, mustard, fresh-baked rye and your eyes that I once thought looked past time but now at 12 o’clock, flit, and I am like…

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Revolution by Irene O’Garden

13 Jun 2017, Posted by Editor in Poetry

Art Credit: Louis Trew, Collage, Bristol, UK @louistrew on IG REVOLUTION We learn revolution as a one-time trauma, with drum, with anthem, shouts and shocks and falling guillotine, yet, too, the clock revolves. The year revolves. The natural order revolves, the power of beauty revolves…

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Never Again by Thomas Elson

12 Jun 2017, Posted by Editor in Fiction

Art Credit:  Martha Winterhalter NEVER AGAIN “John, come in and eat. You’ll be late for your meeting,” said his wife. “Ja, Ja. I know,” said John who continued to stand on the porch and pondered his options. “I’m waiting for Lawrence”. John braced as if…

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The Ascension: Haibun by Peter Newton

05 Jun 2017, Posted by Editor in Poetry

Art Credit: Robert Joyner THE ASCENSION He woke on his last day with the palpable feeling of being an astronaut at lift-off.   Under an esplanade of leaves all moving at once through the nearly invisible hospital sheers he recognized the slow brilliance, a warmth pulsing in…

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oh cupola: haibun by Peter Newton

05 Jun 2017, Posted by Editor in Short Fiction

Art Credit: Tatiana Drotsarova OH CUPOLA your little room barely big enough for a party of gnomes cousin of the widow’s walk uncle to the weather vane dear old cupola falling in for all to see if only people knew for how long and how far…

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Fragments: Haibun by Paresh Tiwari

02 Jun 2017, Posted by Editor in Short Fiction

Art Credit: “(Muse)Madness” by Tove Aune. FRAGMENTS One by one we throw a handful of sandalwood dust on the funeral pyre. There is nothing much to say and a damp stillness hangs heavy over the pale morning. In the end, it’s just nine maunds of wood for his…

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The Zebra Nude Experience by Nikosono

31 May 2017, Posted by Editor in Art

THE ZEBRA NUDE EXPERIENCE BY NIKOSONO Over a major part of my life spent in France, I have built up my portfolio with black and white analog photos printed into a dark room. Once, I have been an assistant at the Rapho Agency, Paris (home…

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The Complaints Department by Dan Nielsen

31 May 2017, Posted by Editor in Short Fiction

Art Credit:  “Documentary of Street Art in Barcelona” by Tom Williams THE COMPLAINTS DEPARTMENT Edgar Manx managed the Complaints Department at Goldblatt’s. He had an office with a window and a secretary. “Miss Evans, take a letter.” Kathy Evans scowled and made an irritated sound. She…

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