Philip Booth


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New Hampshire-born poet, graduated from Dartmouth, has taught at Bowdoin, Wellesley, and Syracuse (1961–). His first book, Letter from a Distant Land (1957), contains a blank-verse autobiographical address to Thoreau. Later works which show his deeply ingrained feeling for the New England coast and the tough, terse turn of mind of the region, along with a Yankee wit, are published in The Islanders (1961), Weathers and Edges (1966), North by East (1967), Beyond Our Fears (1968), Margins (1970), Available Light (1976), and Before Sleep (1980).

Subjects: Literature.

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