Steve Eng: 1940–2014
Biographer, scholar, and genre poet Steve Eng passed away on April 2 due to complications associated with Primary Progressive Aphasia, a progressively debilitating dementia. Steve’s poems appeared widely in the genre small press in the 1970s, ’80s, and ’90s. In 1979 his “Storybooks and Treasure Maps” won the Rhysling Award in the Long Poem Category. Gothic Press published his genre poetry collection Yellow Rider and Other Fantasy Poems in 1999, and a thirty-year retrospective collection, The Defrauding of the Worms, was published by his wife Anne in 2007. Both can be found at Amazon. A free sampling of his poems is available online at poetrysoup.com/poems_poets/poems_by_poet.aspx?ID=10156
Among Steve’s other books are extensive biographies of Jimmy Buffet and country singer Porter Wagoner. In addition to his wife Anne, Steve is survived by four children. He will indeed be missed.
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