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Boatright, Philip



  • Usage: 1988    


Philip Boatright graduated from the Municipal University of Omaha (presently University of Nebraska at Omaha) with a Bachelor’s Degree in General Studies in 1961. He went on to publish The Chambered Distances : First Poems in 1962, The Glass Wind (also known as Steppenwolf Six) in 1980, and Black Tents: Poems 1960-2000 in 2003. Boatright was the editor of Steppenwolf: A journal of poetry and opinion from its founding in 1965 through 1974. Boatright edited and published numerous works of poetry through various small presses and worked as a psychiatric nurse, massage therapist, yoga instructor and book publisher.

Boatright married Jean Shannon in 1968 and divorced her in 1978.

Boatright married Evelyn Hamilton on December 31, 1988.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Philip Boatright Papers

Identifier: MSS-0038
Content Description This collection includes correspondence, photographs, personal documents, book catalogues, edited and unedited manuscripts of poetry from Philip Boatright and related individuals. The collection also includes works and personal papers from Boatright’s late wife Evelyn Hamilton Boatright. Items related to Evelyn Hamilton Boatright include works of poetry, manuscripts and drawings. The bulk of the collection consists of correspondence and edited proofs relating to a number of poetry...
Dates: 1974-2014

Steppenwolf Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS-0025
Scope and Contents The Steppenwolf Collection spans the years 1938-1991, with the bulk of the material dating from 1960-1977. The collection features the papers of Philip Boatright, editor of Steppenwolf: A journal of poetry and opinion, and his associate, Jean Shannon. Steppenwolf an independent, literary journal, featured poetry from the late 1960’s through the mid 1970’s. The Collection contains correspondence, books, manuscripts, photographs, newsletters, postcards, catalogs, and sound recordings....
Dates: 1938-1991