- 1990 - ongoing (Creation)
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1 box 0.5 linear metres.
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Moniza Alvi was born in Pakistan and grew up in Hertfordshire. After working for many years as a secondary school teacher in London, she is now a freelance writer and tutor, and lives in Wymondham, Norfolk. Her latest books are At the Time of Partition (Bloodaxe Books, 2013), her new book-length poem; Homesick for the Earth, her versions of the French poet Jules Supervielle (Bloodaxe Books, 2011); Europa (Bloodaxe Books, 2008); and Split World: Poems 1990-2005 (Bloodaxe Books, 2008), which includes poems from her five previous collections, The Country at My Shoulder (1993), A Bowl of Warm Air (1996), Carrying My Wife (2000), Souls (2002) and How the Stone Found Its Voice (2005). The Country at My Shoulder was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot and Whitbread poetry prizes, and Carrying My Wife was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. Europa was shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize. Moniza Alvi received a Cholmondeley Award in 2002. At the Time of Partition is a Poetry Book Society Choice and is shortlisted for the 2013 T. S. Eliot Prize.
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Consists of notebooks of poetical drafts, manuscript drafts, annotated typescripts, research, and correspondence - both personal and professional - of Moniza Alvi.
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Permission to make published use of any material from Newcastle University's Special Collections must be sought in writing from the Special Collections Librarian (email: firstname.lastname@example.org ) and from the copyright owner if appropriate. The library will assist where possible with the identification of copyright owners, but the responsibility to obtain copyright clearance rests with the user.
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- Alvi, Moniza, 1954 - , poet and writer (Subject)