Jeffrey Abrahams was born and grew up in Ohio, where he graduated from Miami University, Oxford. He earned an MFA in poetry from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop in 1977.
He has worked as a journalist (staff writer for the Los Angeles Times and Oakland Tribune) and freelance writer, and currently serves as a consultant and copywriter in communications, marketing and advertising in San Francisco.
In addition to publishing poems, short stories, magazine articles, and newspaper columns, he is the author of The Mission Statement Book: 301 Corporate Mission Statements from America’s Top Companies (Ten Speed Press, 1995, now in its third edition). Jeffrey is also an enthusiastic salsa dancer.