Sam Abrams

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Sam Abrams (born November 18, 1935) is an American poet.[1][2][3] Abrams was a Fulbright Professor of American Literature at the University of Athens and currently is Professor Emeritus of Language and Literature in the College of Liberal Arts, Rochester Institute of Technology.


Born in Brooklyn, Abrams is a graduate of James Madison High School (New York) and Brooklyn College (B.A. 1958) and the University of Illinois (Urbana) MA 1950


  • Barbara. Ferry Press (London, 1966), 1st Edition. 32 pp. Poems, limited edition of 350 copies.
  • The Neglected Walt Whitman. Sam Abrams, Editor. Sixty-five poems, fragments, and three prose pieces by Whitman.
  • The Old Pothead Poems. Louis Armstrong said it, "Marijuana is an assistant, a friend." These poems riff off that theme, a fifty-year-long set of improv-collaborations between two old friends, Miss Mary Jane and her man, Sam. Poems too of a classicist, on familiar terms with Sappho, Archilochus, Horace, Socrates—regulars in the audience along with Miles, Billy, Bessie,...
  • The Post-American Cultural Congress.
  • Book of Days, with Paul Blackburn


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