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Philip Booth (1) (1925–2007)

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The Best American Poetry 1999 (1999) — Bidragyder — 209 eksemplarer
60 Years of American Poetry (1996) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver28 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse

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Hanover, New Hampshire, USA
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Fellowship of the Academy of American Poets (1983)
American Academy of Arts and Letters Academy Award (Literature ∙ 1967)
Theodore Roethke Prize
National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship
Guggenheim Fellowship
Rockefeller Fellowship
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Philip Booth spent much of his childhood in Castine, Maine, in a house that had been in his mother's family for generations. This biographical detail proves strikingly relevant to Booth's poetry, which constructs the consciousness and day-to-day life of New Englanders. Moreover, the landscape of New England, particularly the coast of Maine, often occupies a place of primary importance in Booth's poems—serving as a metaphor for the poet's emotional or psychological state.

After returning from Air Force service in World War II, Booth studied with Robert Frost as a freshman at Dartmouth College and, upon obtaining his M.A. in English from Columbia University, returned to Dartmouth to teach English. After a year at Dartmouth, Booth left his hometown to join the faculty at Wellesley College and, eventually, left New England for Syracuse University, where he was one of the founders of the graduate program in creative writing.

His first book of poems, Letters from a Distant Land (1957), was the 1956 Lamont Poetry Selection of the Academy of American Poets, judged by Louise Bogan, John Holmes, Rolfe Humphries, May Sarton, and Richard Wilbur "for the discovery and encouragement of new poetic genius."

Over the course of his career, he published nine other collections of poetry, including Lifelines: Selected Poems, 1950-1999 (Viking Press, 1999), which received the 2001 Poets' Prize, Pairs (1994), Relations: Selected Poems 1950-1985 (1986), Available Light (1976), and Weathers and Edges (1966).

About his work, the poet Stephen Dunn has said, "While other poets of his generation have been struggling not to duplicate themselves, Philip Booth has managed to extend and deepen the subject matter that always compelled him: how one lives and finds oneself among others, and otherness." A former student of Booth's at Syracuse University, Dunn wrote in an e-mail message after the death of his teacher, "Booth's quest was to deepen as opposed to range widely, and in that sense he was a poet of consciousness, even when his subject seemed to be the dailiness of Castine or the vagaries of sailing."

Philip Booth died in Hanover, New Hampshire, on July 2, 2007 from complications of Alzheimer's disease.

Letter from a Distant Land (1957)
The Islanders (1961)
Weathers and Edges (1966)
Margins (1970)
Available Light (1976)
Before Sleep (1980)
Relations: Selected Poems 1950-1985 (1986)
Selves (1990)
Pairs (1994)
Lifelines: Selected Poems, 1950-1999 (1999)

Trying to Say It: Outlooks and Insights on How Poems Happen (1996)



A book that harkens back to a time when enjoyment was found from simple occurrences. A long freight train runs through a small town. As the townsfolk and children watch the trains and note the names on the outside, fun is had by all. Originally a poem for adults published in 1953. Obviously Booth found the poem, rendered it to a children's story, and when the wonderful illustrations of Ibatoulline are added, the parts become a marvelous whole!
Whisper1 | 3 andre anmeldelser | Jan 8, 2015 |
Stunning, vivid illustrations by Bagram Ibatoulline for Booth's poem about watching a freight train go by.
Sullywriter | 3 andre anmeldelser | Aug 25, 2013 |
This is a primary poem with world class illustrations. It's full of train terminology, never a strong personal interst, expertly presented. I have to admit that when it came to this book, I was lost in the illustrations, completely swept away.
matthewbloome | 3 andre anmeldelser | May 19, 2013 |
It is always interesting when something from the past gets dug up and turns into a picture book. This was a poem first published in 1953 in a book of poetry for adults (though certainly accessible to children). Nearly fifty years later either Philip Booth saw it in a new light or someone else did and then,hand it to Bagram Ibatoulline and, voila! you have a really fantastic children's book.
The poem is about watching a freight train go by your small town with cars upon cars that speak of a much lager world. The text is fun for kids, but nowadays they don't necessarily know about Wabash, B&O, Rock Island and U.P., but the illustrations make it clear as we see the box cars, tank cars, cattle cars, coal cars and every other car go by. The illustrations set us on a dirt road of a small town in the 50's. The soft photo realism of Ibatoulline's paintings brings this moment of the trains' passing to stunning light. Grown-ups wait around in cars standing and sitting on benches for the long train to pass while kids leap and run around in wonder and excitement. The detail and precision of the paint invites prolonged staring; for me, at the textures , the brush strokes, the brilliant, yet subdued earth tones; for a child, at the details like a sleeping dog in the window, the numbers and words on the cars, the ladders, and wheels of the cars, the expressions on the faces, the one hundred cars on the track - count them! . The text is extremely sparse, but it takes a while to get through this book! A great book for the young train enthusiast. Eat real art Thomas the Tank engine!… (mere)
brendanFK | 3 andre anmeldelser | Sep 29, 2009 |


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