Document Reference NumberAW/1/10
TitleLarge bundle of holograph and typescript poem drafts originally held in a document wallet marked 'AW poem-drafts.
DescriptionSept 1976 - March 1978'. Includes numerous successive drafts for each poem. The majority of drafts have been numbered by Waterman and in most cases, poems have a date of composition, but not all have a title. Poems which have been heavily revised by Waterman, may feature revised titles. The file includes drafts for the following poems: 'Harmonies of Islington' (/1-13)); 'The Recognition' (/14-20); 'Conjurings', includes drafts entitled 'To the Unknown Lover' (21-33); 'Fuel Reading' (/34-38); 'The Winter Talent' (/39-42); 'The Scent' (/43-49); 'The House that Jack Built' (/50-53); 'Encounter', incorporating elements of Waterman's poems 'Beyond the Map' and 'The Recognition' (/54-56); 'The Tempters', missing drafts 1 & 2 (/57-59); 'High Tide: Channel Islands, 1959', a revised version of 'High Tide: Jersey, 1959' (60-63); 'Greenhead Ghyll' (64-77); a bundle of poems entitled 'The Boppo Poems' (78-94); 'The Tasserty File', a bundle of a revised poems from 'The Boppo Poems' (/95-109); 'Declarations' (110); 'George Gissing' (111); 'Along the Evenlode' (112); 'At the Seas Edge' (113-122); 'Pictures from Donegal' (123-136); 'The Ballad of Red House Gaol' (137-138); 'Four Ages' (139-145); 'Since Last', originally entitled 'Transitions' (146-152); a collection of 6 poems entitled 'Declarations', 'Merry Christmas', 'Free Fall', 'Storm', 'Continuing' and 'Surreal' which form part of the 'Love Sequence' of poems (153-178); 'Winter Lightning', a revised version of 'Storm' (179); 'Surreal', a revised version of Waterman's earlier poem (180); 'From a line by Delmore Schwartz' (181-187); and a bundle of miscellaneous drafts and notes found at the end of the file, including drafts of 'Encounter (188-206).
LevelFile
DateJun 1974-Mar 1978
Extent206 items
OtherNumber1043886
ArrangementThe original order of the file has largely been maintained with the poems arranged in chronological order by date of first draft.
AccessStatusAvailable for general access
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