Writings and enclosed material by others, Weissbort

Scope and Content

Mainly typewritten and printed, with some autograph material, mostly poetry written by Weissbort. As well as volumes the folders below contain 455ff. of loose leaf poetry. The material is arranged in folders as follows –

Add MS 88918/107: ‘Soundings’ c1960s-1970s (45ff.), 'Detritus 60s 70s etc' poetry (30ff.) and Putting in Behind Me [1982].

Add MS 88918/108: ‘JS 87(1) and JS 87(5) (73ff.), ‘Poems/Winter 1987/8’ (40ff.) and 1 copy of The Unposted Letter and Other Items [c1989].

Add MS 88918/109: 1 copy of The Unposted Letter and Other Items, and Selected Poems 1985-1988 – 2 drafts, one entitled Probably.

Add MS 88918/110: Nietzche’s Attaché Case: Selected Poems 1985-1990; Fathers (1991); From August to November Poems 1992; ‘Talkies’ [c1992] and Poems November 1992-October 1993.

Add MS 88918/111: Inscription (1 volume and 1 draft, 37ff) (1993); Poems October 1993-August 1994; Entries and Postscripts [1994]; The Orange Exercise Book [1994] and some loose leaf poetry.

Add MS 88918/112: What Was All the Fuss About? Poems September 1994 to February 1995, Nineteen Ninety-Five (March through June) and ‘At Sixty (March-May 1995)’ (53ff.).

Add MS 88918/113: Poems May/June 1995 London/Scotland (74ff.); ‘Questions, Questions’ (96ff.) and one draft of ‘Moments in the Sexual Confusion’.

Add MS 88918/114: drafts of ‘Moments in the Sexual Confusion’, translations of 'Columns' (33ff.) and 'Agriculture Triumphant' by Zabolotsky (24ff.); an article entitled 'Initial Notes Towards a Holistic Theory of Translation' (13ff.) and some loose leaf poetry.

Add MS 88918/115 and Add MS 88918/116 contain further loose leaf poetry. Add MS 88918/116 also includes a photocopy of a press cutting about a soldier killed by the IRA; what appears to be a grant application letter and a piece entitled 'Re-evaluation Councelling'.

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