Elizabeth Daryush, Collected poems

  • This material is held at
  • Reference
      GB 133 CPA/1/1/1/25
  • Former Reference
      GB 133 Sequence 1, Boxes 9-10
  • Dates of Creation
      1971-[1976] and n.d.
  • Physical Description
      15 pieces; 645 sheets

Scope and Content

Book file relating to Elizabeth Daryush's Collected poems, with an introduction by Donald Davie (Manchester: Carcanet New Press, 1976), printed by Eyre and Spottiswoode and initially typeset by Gareth Reeves in-house at Carcanet. Val Warner acted as copy-editor or proof-reader for the volume. The book was comprised of those poems printed in Verses: seventh book, an expanded version of the Selected poems from verses I-VI, and the sequence 'Air & Variations'. The book file includes corrected copies of earlier works by Daryush, manuscript and typescript material, and proofs.


The papers relating to this book were in some disorder, and two items used in its preparation (corrected copies of Verses: seventh book and Selected poems) had been removed to the other Daryush book files. These are now reincorporated here. Daryush was deeply concerned with accuracy both in text and layout, and produced several drafts of some of the works included; it is not always clear in what order these came to Carcanet.