Philip Booth teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Syracuse University each spring but spends as much of the year as possible at his home in Maine. He is a frequent contributor of poetry to such magazines as The New Yorker and Harper's and is the author of several books. In 1980 he received a Fellowship in Writing from the National Endowment for the Arts. Most of the poems in Before Sleep were composed in the 130-year-old family house where the author's grandparents lived, and where his grandson represents a fifth generation.
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