George Abbe

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George Abbe
Born January 28, 1911
Somers, Connecticut, USA
Died March 15, 1989
Occupation Poet, Novelist
Language English
Nationality American
Citizenship American
Alma mater University of New Hampshire, University of Iowa

George Bancroft Abbe (born January 28, 1911 Somers, Connecticut - March 15, 1989)[1] was an American poet and novelist.


He was graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1933 and from the University of Iowa in 1938.

He taught at Mount Holyoke College, Yale University, University of Connecticut, Wayne State University, Columbia University, University of Maine, Springfield College, Central Connecticut State College, Russell Sage College, State University of New York at Plattsburgh.[2]

His work appeared in Poetry Magazine,[3] He had tea with Sylvia Plath.[4]

A novel manuscript is at University of Iowa.[5] He corresponded with Nicholas Joost,[6] Judith Moffett,[7] and Stephen Vincent Benet,[8] and wrote a forward to his book Stephen Vincent Benét on writing.[9]




  • Wait for These Things. H. Holt and Company. 1940. 
  • Bird in the Mulberry, Collected Lyrics 1938-1952. M. Jones Co. 1954. 
  • Collected poems, 1932-1961. R. R. Smith. 1961. 
  • The Funeral. The Smith; Horizon Press. 1967. ISBN 978-0-912292-03-8. 
  • Dreams & Dissent: New Poems, 1961-1970. Noone House. 1970. ISBN 978-0-87233-016-0. 


  • Voices in the Square. New York: Coward-McCann. 1938. 
  • Mr. Quill's Crusade. New York: Island Press. 1948. 


  • Anthology of Contemporary American Poetry, Smithsonian Folkways, George Abbe, FW09735
  • You and contemporary poetry; an aid-to-appreciation. North Guilford, Connecticut: An Author-Audience Publication. 1965. ISBN 978-0-87233-010-8. 


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