Accession MS COLL 00513 - George Whipple Papers

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CA OTUTF MS COLL 00513

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George Whipple Papers

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  • 1962-2007 (Creation)

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2 boxes (0.75 metres)

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(1927-)

Biographical history

George Whipple was born in Saint John, New Brunswick, in 1927, grew up in Toronto, and since 1985 has lived in Burnaby, British Columbia, writing, sketching, and translating French poetry. He is a member of the League of Canadian Poets; is listed in Contemporary Authors and the Literary Guide to Toronto; and was profiled in Canadian Author, and Writer's Market (USA), and extensively interviewed in The Antigonish Review. He has written nine books of poetry.

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Gift of George Whipple, 2007

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Includes 41 slides of paintings created in 1962-63 (‘originals lost, alas’); 19 small albums containing 36 original and/or copies of drawings, 684 altogether; 1 large album of photos taken from slides of 29 paintings, plus 12 reproductions of small drawings; some miscellaneous papers and his 10th book, Kites, published by Ekstasis Editions in 2007.

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Material may be requested in person at the Fisher Library Reference Desk, or in advance using our online stack retrieval request form: https://fisher.library.utoronto.ca/stack-retrieval-request

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  • English

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