Philip Whalen Collection
Scope and Content
The collection contains a typescript of Whalen's Seven Newport Poems (1958), with textual variations from the published version, accompanied by a letter to Cid Corman (25 October 1958). Also included is a postcard from Whalen to Alan Marlowe (1975), letters to Whalen from Anne Waldman (1975-1977) and Clark Coolidge (1971-1977).
- Creation: 1958 - 1977
The collection is open and available for research.
Restrictions on Use
Permission to publish from these Papers must be obtained in writing from the owner(s) of the copyright.
Philip Whalenme was born 20 October 1923, in Portland, OR, the son of Glenn Henry and Phyllis (Bush) Whalen. He attended Reed College (B.A., 1951) after having served in the U.S. Army Air Forces (1943-1946). He has been a poet, novelist, lecturer, and instructor since 1951 and was ordained a Zen Buddhist priest in 1973. He became the head monk, Dharma Sangha, Santa Fe, NM, in 1984.
He has received the Poets Foundation Award (1962), V. K. Ratcliff Award (1964), American Academy of Arts and Letters grant-in-aid (1965), Committee on Poetry grant (1968, 1970, 1971), and the Morton Dauwen Zabel Award from American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters (1985) for "progressive, original and experimental tendencies."
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Philip Whalen was born 20 October 1923, in Portland, OR. He has been a poet, novelist, lecturer, and instructor since 1951 and was ordained a Zen Buddhist priest in 1973. He became the head monk, Dharma Sangha, Santa Fe, NM, in 1984.
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