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Fri October 4, 2013
Meet the Artist: Award-Winning Poet Tony Abbott
Anthony S. Abbott was born in San Francisco and educated at the Fay School in Southborough, Massachusetts and Kent School in Kent, Connecticut. He received his A.B. from Princeton University in 1957, his A.M. from Harvard University in 1960 and his Ph.D. in 1962. Tony joined the English Department at Davidson College in 1964, became Full Professor in 1979, and was named Charles A. Dana Professor of English in 1990. He chaired the Department from 1989 to 1996. Tony’s poems have appeared in numerous magazines and journals including New England Review, Southern Poetry Review, and The Anglican Theological Review. He’s the author of five books of poetry, including the Pulitzer nominated The Girl in the Yellow Raincoat.
His book The Girl in the Yellow Raincoat was first published by St. Andrews College Press in 1989. He is the author of three other poetry collections, A Small Thing Like a Breath, The Search for Wonder in the Cradle of the World, and The Man Who as well as two novels, Leaving Maggie Hope and The Three Great Secret Things. His newest book, If Words Could Save Us, was the recipient of the 2012 Brockman-Campbell Award.