Discipline: Literature

George Abbe

Discipline: Literature
MacDowell Fellowships: 1937
George Abbe (1911-1989) was an American poet and writer. He wrote poetry and prose, both fiction and non-fiction. Many of his poems draw inspiration from the New England landscape and make extensive use of metaphor and simile. He received the Poetry Society of America’s Shelley Memorial Award in 1957.



George Abbe worked in the Wood studio.

Wood Studio, given to the residency program by Mrs. Frederick Trevor Hill, was completed in 1913 in memory of Mrs. Hill’s mother, Helen Ogden Wood. Like Schelling Studio, the building is sided with large, overlapping pieces of hemlock bark. When the studio was renovated in 1995, MacDowell staff researched the origins of this unusual building material and…

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