Abridged is an arts magazine, edited by Gregory McCartney and published online and in print.  

A home for contemporary poetry and art

It publishes and exhibits contemporary/experimental poetry plus contemporary art.

Poets and artists are encouraged to investigate the articulation of ‘Abridged’ themes. These themes focus on contemporary concerns in a rapidly changing society.


We offer an alternative and complete integration of poetry, art, and design. We experiment continually.

We also stray into the exhibition format producing contemporary, innovative, and challenging work.

Verbal is not responsible for the content of Abridged which may be aimed at an adult audience