Document Reference NumberAW/1/8
TitleLarge bundle of holograph and typescript poem drafts originally held in a document wallet marked 'AW poem-drafts.
DescriptionNov 1974 - June 1975'. 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: 'The Vultures' (/2-4); 'The Old, Cast Up on Lawns' (/5-8); 'Blues upon Grey', originally entitled 'The Terrible Enlightenment (9-19); 'Reading Habit', mostly untitled drafts (/20-26); 'Lights While Travelling', mostly untitled drafts (/27-38); 'Removal' (/39-50); 'The Mountains' (/51-71); 'Hiatus', the first draft of which has been written on the reverse of a Belfast Steamship Co ferry ticket (/72-78); 'Doubles', originally entitled 'Outlook' (/79-92); 'In the Tunnel' (/93-98); 'The Pattern' (/99); 'Tabula Rasa', 3 drafts of which are entitled 'Careless Talk Costs Lives' (/100-104); 'Beyond the Map', mostly untitled drafts (/105-120); 'You' (121-134); 'Journal [Country?]', mostly untitled drafts (/135-142); 'Distillation' (143-154); and 'Summer Truce' (/155-168). The file also contains Waterman's lists of poems to be included in a second collection of poems, originally entitled 'The Sunken Garden', but later published as 'From the Other Country' (169-170).
DateNov 1974-Jun 1975
Extent170 items
AccessStatusAvailable for general access
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