Scope and Content

Manuscript of the issue in the form of ribbon, carbon and photocopy typescripts submitted by contributors, many of which have been annotated or corrected and signed by their authors. The manuscript is lacking Warner's poem 'A Death', Lowy's six poems, and letters to the editor from Wells, Bridley and Needham. It includes some additional poems which were not ultimately published in the magazine, as follows: 'Paintings' by Hooker; 'Gothic', 'Pupil', 'The Flies', 'We and They', '14 October 1970', '22 December 1970', 'Life Sentence', 'Breaking Up', and 'Miss I.B.' by Pilinszky (translated by Singh); and 'The Other Night' by Powell. There is also a letter to the editor from Schmidt written under the pen-name 'Margaret Byers' relating to a Pilinszky review, with a note referring to this added by Schmidt and addressed to Ted Hughes (the letter did not appear in the magazine). There are covering letters from McMillan, Bann, Levy, Wood and White. Michael Schmidt has marked up the manuscript with page divisions for typesetting and carried out some minor editing. Steele's poems have been marked up by Val Warner as part of a previous manuscript.


While some of the contributions have internal numbering systems, there was no foliation for printing; the archivist has added running sheet numbers throughout.