Document Reference NumberAW/1/11
TitleLarge bundle of holograph and typescript poem drafts originally held in a document wallet marked 'AW poem drafts.
DescriptionIncludes 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, although 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: 'Over the Wall' (/1-16)); 'New Born' (/17-19); 'On the Mend', (20-27); 'Near Tintern' (/31-33); 'Acounts Payable' (/34-50); 'The Interviews' (/51-57); 'The Lost Office', later revised and retitled 'Her Dreams' (/74-61); 'Gone' (/62-70); 'The End of the Affair' (/71-73); 'The Antennae of the Race' (/74-78); 'Gifts' (79-81); 'In Flight' (82-88); 'War Memoir' (/89-93); 'Suburban Eden', a revised version of Waterman's 1974 poem (94-95); 'Downhill all the Way', a revised version of Waterman's 1971 poem (96-99); 'Way Back' (100-101); 'Outsider' (102-106); 'Safe Castle' (107-110); 'The House' (111-112); 'Cast Up', a revised version of Waterman's earlier poem 'Cast Up on Lawns' (113-114); 'Then' (115-118); 'Photographs' (119-121); 'Time-warp' (122-124); 'Bunhill Fields' (125-129); 'Fragilities', a revised version of Waterman's 1975 poem (130-133); 'Stasis' (134-140); 'Composition' (141-148); 'That Place' (/149-150); 'The Poem's World' (/151-152); 'Tableau' (153); 'A History of Ideas' (/154-159); 'By Now', missing first draft (/160-173); 'Her Pain' (/174-175); 'Her Vengeance' (/176-178); 'The Other World' (/179); 'Preliminaries' (180-181); 'Outgoing', originally entitled 'Pathway Through' (/182-186); 'Derelict' (/187-193); 'Into the Woods', a reworking of 'Near Tintern' (/194); 'Her Dream' a reworking of Waterman's 1978 poem 'Lost Office' (/195); 'Not to Be' (/196-197); 'So He is Told' (/198-199); 'Anglo-Irish' (/200-217); 'The Gap' (/218-231); 'Psychopath' retitled 'The Flow' in Nov 1979 (/232-233); 'The Ould Boy' (234-239); 'When Pain Sweeps Over' (240-242); 'The Flame' (/243-248); 'Diagnosis', later rewritten and assimilated into a longer poem (/249-253); 'A Death in the Family' (/254-260); and a bunlde of notes and drafts collected by Waterman marked 'Miscellaneous Notes 1977-1979' (/261-273).
LevelFile
DateMar 1978-Dec 1979
Extent273 items
OtherNumber1043981
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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