Scope and Content

Manuscript of the poems included in the book, in the form of typescripts and pages torn from the earlier published collections. Jones has corrected and revised some of the earlier poems - by annotating the published versions, or in some cases by including both the original published poem along with a newly prepared typescript of the revised version. In some cases Jones has added manuscript notes in black ink or pencil addressed to Schmidt in which he asks for advice on specific readings and revisions. Schmidt himself has also added comments on certain lines or supplied possible revisions. The only printing mark-up consists of notes on page divisions, suggesting that the book was typeset in-house at Carcanet.