Uncollected Poems

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      GB 58 Add MS 88918/2/5
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      (ark) ark:/81055/vdc_100000000177.0x00017c
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Scope and Content

Partly typewritten, partly autograph poetry drafts with some autograph annotation. The following poems are included - 'Waste', 'Conscripts', 'Grouse Butts', 'Disarmament', 'Rights' (one copy of this is included in a photocopy of a press cutting featuring the poem), 'Edith', 'Mayday', 'The Best Worker in Europe', 'Sacrificed Head', 'Lamenting Head', 'Aspiring Head', 'Halfway Head' and 'Live Bait'. Poems entitled 'Reverse Head', 'Head Enlightened', 'A Hurtling Head', 'Test Head', 'Reckless Head' and 'Dance of a Head', which are unpublished are also included. Copies of 'Beached Head', which was published in Ted Hughes Collected Poems as an uncollected poem '1976-1977' were arranged with these poems and one of these has been retained here as a result.

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