Sam Abrams

Sam Abrams. Courtesy Alchetrron.

Sam Abrams (born November 18, 1935) is an American poet[1] and academic.


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

In the late 1960s he was the Coordinator of the Poets' Caravan of Angry Arts Against the War in Vietnam, and was jailed (with Dr. Benjamin Spock, Grace Paley et al.) for civil disobedience.[2]

From 1968 to 1978 he dropped out of academia, working as a film writer, a communal organic farmer, a casual longshoreman, a union laborer, and a public relations flack.[3]

He has been 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.[3]



  • Book of Days. Madison, WI: J. White, 1967.
  • Barbara. Olympia Press, 1968.[1]
  • The Post-American Cultural Congress. Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill, 1974.
  • Up Late. Four Walls Eight Windows, 1987.[1]
  • Out of this World. Crown Publications, 1991.[1]
  • Agains I. Rochester, NY: Abrams, 1992.
  • Jazz Poetry. Indiana State University Press, 1991.[1]
  • The Old Pothead Poems. Ellsworth, ME: Backwoods Broadsides, 1999; Berkeley, CA: Creative Arts, 2003.


  • The Neglected Walt Whitman: Vital texts. Four Walls Eight Windows, 1993.

Except where noted, bibliographical information courtesy WorldCat.[4]

See alsoEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Sam Abrams, Poets & Writers, Poets & Writers Inc., Web, June 27, 2012.
  2. Sam Abrams, Biographies, Big Bridge Vol.2 No. 1, Web, June 27, 2012.
  3. 3.0 3.1 The Old Pothead Poems by Sam Adams, Marijuana Uses, Web, June 27, 2012.
  4. Sam Abrams, WorldCat, OCLC Online Computer Library Center Inc. Web, Dec. 16, 2013.

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