Manuscript

Scope and Content

Typescript of an earlier version of the collection. This includes most of the poems which appeared in the published version (although ordered differently), as well as some additional poems which were dropped from the final version. At the front of the manuscript is a letter to Michael Schmidt from Cliff Ashby (dated 18 January 1975), enclosing a further poem, 'Pray for me now', for inclusion in the collection. Although there are a very small number of annotations or minor corrections made on the typescript by the author, it has not been marked up for printing or edited in any way.