File: "Connor, Tony"

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 CQA1/1/23
  • Dates of Creation
      6 Nov 1967-17 Aug 1971
  • Physical Description
      19 pieces; 29 leaves.

Scope and Content

Correspondence with Tony (John Anthony) Connor (b 1930), British poet. Contains various references to poems submitted by Connor to CQ, including: 'In the Happy Valley'; a group entitled 'From New England'; 'Theme and Demonstration'; 'The Last Time'; 'Convalescence'; 'Karen's Dream'; and a series from 1980. Other topics include: Connor's work at Amherst College, USA, including a meeting with I.A. Richards; his work as writer in residence and lecturer at Wesleyan University, Connecticut; a review of his work by Ian Hamilton in theObserver; his return to England in 1969, and the receipt of an Arts Council Bursary.

A number of typescript poems are included, as follows: 'Seven Stages of Dissolution' (/15); and a series from 1980 consisting of 'A British Military Graveyard in the Himalayas', 'Others', 'Child and Man', 'Dreamland', 'A Rainy Day in Summer Woods', and 'After Long Silence' (/19). /9 includes poems 'Theme and Demonstration' and 'The Last Time', extracted from a publication.

/1 is an explanatory title sheet.

Dated at: Amherst, Connecticut, USA; Seattle, Washington, USA; Middletown, Connecticut, USA; and Manchester, England.

Holograph and typescript.