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Walt Phillips small press collection
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Biography/Administrative History
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Indexing Terms
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Walt Phillips small press collection
    Dates: 1959-1999
    Collection Number: Consult repository
    Creator/Collector: Phillips, Walt
    Extent: 21 linear feet
    Repository: Sonoma State University Library
    Abstract: Walt Phillips, a former newspaper journalist, photographer, and columnist has created hundreds of poems and drawings since 1959. His work has appeared in many publications, including The Massachusetts Review; Prairie Schooner; Yellow Brick Road; Pearl; Wormwood Review; and Chiron Review. Other notable contributors to some of these journals include writer Charles Bukowski and poet Lyn Lifshin. Copies of the issues of these and many other journals in which his work was published are now housed in the North Bay Regional and Special Collections.
    Language of Material: English

    Access

    Collection is open for research by appointment.

    Publication Rights

    The library can only claim physical ownership of the collection. Users are responsible for satisfying any claimants of literary property.

    Preferred Citation

    Walt Phillips small press collection . Sonoma State University Library

    Biography/Administrative History

    Walt Phillips, considered a legend by many involved in the small press world, was born in Greenfield, Massachusetts. He is a former newspaper journalist, photographer, and columnist. Mr. Phillips has, since 1959, created hundreds of poems and drawings. His work has appeared in many publications, including The Massachusetts Review; Prairie Schooner; Yellow Brick Road; Pearl; Wormwood Review; and Chiron Review. He currently resides in the North San Francisco Bay Area of California.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    This collection contains 268 small press poetry journal issues in which Walt Phillips had his poems and drawings published between 1959 and 1999. These issues are shelved in 16 linear feet in the University Library’s Special Collections department.

    Indexing Terms

    Small press books.
    American poetry -- 20th century.
    Poets -- California, Northern.
    Phillips, Walt.
    Northern California.
    Newspaper journalist.
    Photographer.
    Newspaper columnist.
    Poet.

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