Abbate Chris

Chris Abbate’s poems have appeared in Chagrin River Review, Timberline Review, Comstock Review, and Kakalak, among other journals. He has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and a Best of the Net award and has received awards in the Nazim Hikmet and North Carolina Poetry Society poetry contests. His first book of poetry, Talk About God, was published by Main Street Rag in September 2017. Chris received his Master’s in English from Southern Connecticut State University. He is a database programmer for a pharmaceutical company in Raleigh and since 2009 he has served as a volunteer coach for The First Tee of the Triangle golf program. Chris resides in Holly Springs, NC.

Participation at the 2019 West End Poetry Festival

  • Curated open mic | Thursday, October 17 | 6:30 pm | Cats Cradle Back Room

For a full schedule and descriptions of all sessions, see the festival schedule.