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Philip Whalen

Philip WhalenAKA Philip Glenn Whalen

Born: 20-Oct-1923
Birthplace: Portland, OR
Died: 26-Jun-2002
Location of death: San Francisco, CA
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Religion: Buddhist [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Poet

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Canoeing up Carbaga Creek

Military service: US Army Air Corps (1943-46)

Important Beat Generation poet, involved with San Francisco Renaissance.

[1] Zen Buddhist monk, San Francisco, 1973.

    University: BA, Reed College (1951)

    The Source (23-Jan-1999) · Himself

Author of books:
Like I Say (1960)
Memoirs of an Interglacial Age (1960)
Every Day (1965, poetry)
You Didn't Even Try (1967, novel)
On Bear's Head (1969, poetry)
Imaginary Speeches for a Brazen Head (1972, novel)
Decompressions (1978, poetry)
Off the Wall: Interviews with Philip Whalen (1978, interviews)
Enough Said (1980, poetry)
Heavy Breathing: Poems, 19671980 (1983, poetry)
Canoeing up Carbaga Creek: Buddhist Poems, 19551986 (1995, poetry)

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