Booth, Philip (1925 - 2007)
Philip Booth, born on Oct. 8, 1925 in Hanover, NH, is a poet who lived in Castine -- in a house that had been his family's for five generations. He was named a Fellow in the Academy of American Poets in 1983.
A Dartmouth graduate, with a Master's degree from Columbia University, Booth served in the Air Force in WWII and taught English at Syracuse University. He was one of Robert Frost's last students. He died at age 81 in Hanover, NH, of complications of Alzheimer's Disease, on July 2, 2007.
- Letters from a Distant Land (1957) 1956 Lamont Poetry Selection
- 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)
- Trying to Say It: Outlooks and Insights on How Poems Happen (1996, in the Poets on Poetry series)
- Lifelines: Selected Poems, 1950-1999 (1999) won the 2001 Poet's Prize
- Crossing (2001, illus. Bagram Ibatoulline)