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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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Mr. Singh by Don Taylor

08 Nov 2017, Posted by JL Jacobs in Short Fiction

Art: Lavien Darja, @lavien_darja MR. SINGH It was 10 o’clock on a hot Tuesday morning in August. Jake jumped the fence at the back of the house, swung a kick at an empty Buckfast bottle beside the sand pit, and ran across the park to the Spar. Inside the…

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The Beast by Don Taylor

06 Nov 2017, Posted by JL Jacobs in Short Fiction

Art: Vera Fonseka, @verafonsekaart THE BEAST Sometimes you lie on your bed and remember. You remember the time uncle Josh came back from Canada and brought you the air pistol. He had to smuggle it in through customs. It was just like the ones you saw advertised on the…

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C.D. Wright, ShallCross by rob mclennan

01 Nov 2017, Posted by JL Jacobs in Poetry

Art: André Gonçalves, @andre_goncalves_arts C.D. WRIGHT, SHALLCROSS Who will be the author? Speak for and to and with. What did I miss? Reeling, with remedy. A subject of big hands. Self-portrait, ibid. Taxonomy. This body an ocean. Relentless. Intimate, charged. How deep, when the water. Conversely. If…

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The Glass As Half by Steven Mayoff

01 Nov 2017, Posted by JL Jacobs in Poetry

Art: Alexandra Bath by André Gonçalves, @andre_goncalves_arts THE GLASS AS HALF 1 Being alive in the moment and the moment to come. The drinking glass is a mind nourished on a facsimile of emptiness. The faucet sings one clear drip after another. The glass as half is…

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Recipe for a Better World by David Lohrey

26 Oct 2017, Posted by JL Jacobs in Poetry

Art: Cyril Larvor, @cyrillarvor RECIPE FOR A BETTER WORLD Don’t you know the difference between a potato and a lion? That’s odd. They put lions on pajamas but not potatoes. You’ll never see potatoes on your brother’s pajamas. Lions roar. Lions are not called spuds. Lions…

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Ant Gel by James Croal Jackson

25 Oct 2017, Posted by JL Jacobs in Poetry

Art: Pravin Patil, @pravinpatilphotography ANT GEL Fill the cracks so the ants can’t infest. This is the poison applied for feeding: urine-yellow icky glue sealing lips to take home to another body. Sometimes words stick where I open my mouth– the crevice between us not letting you…

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2029 At the Latest by David Lohrey

25 Oct 2017, Posted by JL Jacobs in Poetry

Art: “CiGar Web” by Ferrandis Issaev, @ferrandisissaev 2029 AT THE LATEST My guardian won’t let me out to play. She told me to amuse myself in my room. She doesn’t want me to get wet. She’s afraid the neighbor’s dog might bite. I have some games I…

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Stripper by Vi Khi Nao

24 Oct 2017, Posted by JL Jacobs in Poetry

Art: Photograph by William Zuback, @williamzubackphotographs STRIPPER Three men in the midst of a biblical dual. Let us be clear about what is happening: The one in the center, famous for his tongue, is trying to pantomime the message that anything holy does not need to be…

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