Document Reference NumberAW/1/9
TitleLarge bundle of holograph and typescript poem drafts originally held in a document wallet marked 'AW poem-drafts.
DescriptionJuly 1975 - Aug 1976'. 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 Sunken Garden' (/1-5); 'The Lesson' (/6-8); 'As It Was', includes numerous drafts entitled 'Return' (9-25); 'Journey', mostly untitled drafts (/26-73); untitled poem (/74); 'Album' (/75-77); 'North Derry Nocturne' (/78-87); 'Story' (/88-95); 'From the Other County' (/96-107); 'The Rats' (/108-112); 'Fragilities ' (/113-121); 'Intimation' (/122-123); 'In Highgate Wood' (/124-135); 'A New Babel' (136-138); 'Lights while Travelling II' (/139-155); 'The Pattern II' (156-167); 'Playing Through Old Games of Chess' (/168-189); 'For My Son', a reworking of 'In Highgate Wood' (190-192); 'Stepping Westward, Donegal' (193-206); 'That Pass in the Night' (207-212); 'Double', a reworking of Waterman's earlier poem 'Doubles' (213); 'As You Were' (214-225); and a bundle of poems drafts and notes marked by Waterman 'Miscellaneous accumulated notes filed away 17/5/76' (226-243).
DateApr 1975-Aug 1976
Extent243 items
AccessStatusAvailable for general access
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