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Philip Whalen Biography | Poet

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Philip Glenn Whalen (20 October 1923 – 26 June 2002) was an American poet, Zen Buddhist, and a key figure in the San Francisco Renaissance and close to the Beat generation.. American poet Zen Buddhist and a key figure in the San Francisco Renaissance; close to the Beat generation