A Poem for the Negro Leagues written and performed by Steve Abbott

Read by the author on 2 May 2009 during the Jawbone poetry festival
at John Brown’s Tannery River Park on Summit Street in Kent, Ohio

Video appears courtesy of PoetryVidz – camera & editing by Ken Kitt

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Poet and educator Steve Abbott of Columbus, Ohio is editor of the anthology
Cap City Poets: Columbus and Central Ohio’s Best Known, Read, and Requested Poets
published in 2008 by Pudding House (

His writing has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies
as well as two Pudding House chapbooks:
A Short History of the Word (1996) & Greatest Hits, 1982-2003 (2006)