Letter from a Distant Land

Philip Booth

YearTitlePublisherPrize AmountJudges
1957Letter from a Distant LandViking Press$5,000Louise Bogan
    John Holmes
    Rolfe Humphries
    May Sarton
    Richard Wilbur


Philip Booth
Born in Hanover, New Hampshire, on October 8, 1925, Philip Booth spent much of his childhood in Castine, Maine, in a house that had been in his mother’s family for generations. He studied with Robert Frost as a freshman at Dartmouth College and obtained his M.A. in English from Columbia University.