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novelist , poet

Philip Glenn Whalen, American poet, novelist. Ordained Zen Buddhist priest, 1973. American Academy Arts and Letters grantee-in-aid, 1965, 91, Morton Dauwen Zabel award for Poetry, 1986, Fund for Poetry award, 1987, 91; Committee on Poetry grantee, 1968, 70, 71. Served with United States Army Air Force, 1943-1946.

Background

Whalen, Philip Glenn was born on October 20, 1923 in Portland, Oregon, United States. Son of Glenn Henry and Phyllis Bush Whalen.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Reed College, 1951.

Career

Head monk, Dharma Sangha, Santa Fe, 1984-1987;abbot, Hartford St. Zen Center, San Francisco, 1991-1996. Lecturer, teacher, since 1955.

Achievements

  • Ordained Zen Buddhist priest, 1973.

Works

Membership

Served with United States Army Air Force, 1943-1946.

Connections

father:
Glenn Henry

mother:
Phyllis Bush Whalen