Poetry Nation I

Scope and Content

Papers relating to the first issue of Poetry Nation (1973). The only material which survives is a bundle of papers relating to the research and writing of the interview, 'A Conversation with Edgell Rickword' by Alan Young and Michael Schmidt, published on pp. 73-89 of the journal. Includes: Michael Schmidt's manuscript notes of the interview; an annotated typescript version of part of the interview; two annotated photocopy versions of the interview (one of them incomplete); photocopies of manuscript draft poems by Rickword; biographical information on Rickword photocopied from published sources; a postcard from Rickword ordering two copies of Poetry Nation; and two leaflets relating to poetry readings recorded by Rickword.


These papers were originally stored in a file alongside papers relating to Rickword's Essays and opinions (now at CPA/1/1/1/82/7).