Steve Abbott was a poet, critic, editor and novelist. He was one of the founding editors of the San Francisco bay area's poetry
Poetry Flash, and he was the editor of the literary journal
Soup. The papers contain correspondence, subject files, works by Abbott, publications and writing by others, photographs, and
Stephen Eugene Abbott (1943-1992) was a poet, critic, editor and novelist. He was raised in Lincoln, Nebraska, graduated from
the University of Nebraska, and attended Emory University. He married Barbara Binder in February 1969, and came out publicly
later that year. Their daughter, Alysia, was born in December 1970. In August 1973, Barbara was killed in an automobile accident.
3 cartons, 1 document case, 1 oversized box
(5.0 cubic feet)
Copyright is retained by Alysia Abbott.
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