07 November 2011
Steve Abbott @ SPT (and become a member!)
Early Sunday evening, Robin Trembly-McGaw and Alyshia Abbott (with the help of Kevin Killian and Bruce Boone) delivered a moving tribute to the late poet Steve Abbott, a crucial and often undersung participant of the San Francisco poetry community throughout the 70's and 80's, whose contribution to New Narrative writing is remembered in half a dozen books of poetry and fiction and his magazine SOUP. The presentation was totally moving, and I wanted to suggest that, if you missed it, you might head over to the Steve Abbott webpage that Alyshia set up to learn more about Abbott and his work (that's where I found the amazing comic above!).
And now that I have your attention, I wanted to remind you that it's time to re-up your Small Press Traffic membership! This season, SPT is focusing on the essential contributions of a variety of local poetry movements in the 1980's, and this sort of programming simply wouldn't happen without venues like SPT. If you generally make it a point to support our organization, it's time to re-up your annual membership. If you've never gotten around to becoming a member, this is your chance to demonstrate that SPT's programming is meaningful to you! And if you don't live in the Bay Area, you can still become an SPT Ambassador! Go here to show your support for one of the west coast's single most important literary resources!