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Sean O'Brien Archive

  • OBR
  • Archive Collection
  • 1960 - ongoing

Consists of manuscript and typescript drafts of Sean O'Brien's published and unpublished work, as well as articles and press cuttings relating to his work. Also includes O'Brien's personal notebooks from 1970 onwards, correspondence from and to O'Brien in both a personal and professional context, and miscellenous material relating to his cultural roles and activities including jobs, residencies and fellowships.

O'Brien, Sean, 1952-, poet, critic and playwright

Alvi (Moniza) Archive

  • MA
  • Archive Collection
  • 1990 - ongoing

Consists of notebooks of poetical drafts, manuscript drafts, annotated typescripts, research, and correspondence - both personal and professional - of Moniza Alvi.

Alvi, Moniza, 1954 - , poet and writer

Iron Press Archive

  • IRO
  • Archive Collection
  • 1973 - [ongoing]

Consists of material relating to published and submitted works, marketing sales and publicity, funding applications and literary events hosted by IRON Press.

IRON Press, 1973 -

Bloodaxe Books Archive

  • BXB
  • Archive Collection
  • 1978 - [ongoing]

Consists of letters and proofs relating to published works by Bloodaxe Books. Also contains documents relating to the marketing, finance and management of the company.

Bloodaxe Books, 1978 -

Bloodaxe Books Collection

  • Bloodaxe
  • Book Collection
  • 1979 - 2021

Bloodaxe Books authors and books have won virtually every major literary award given to poetry, including the T.S. Elliot Prize, Pulitzer Prize and Nobel Prize. Bloodaxe is also known for its work with translated collections and American poetry, and have published responsively to cultural change in Britain, publishing some of the finest writers in the British-Caribbean and South-Asian diaspora. Another significant achievement is that Bloodaxe publish more female writers than any other British poetry publisher, at a 50:50 male:female ratio. This collection consists of the books published by Bloodaxe Books including poetry and prose.

Bloodaxe Books, 1978 -

Walmsley (Anne) Archive

  • AW
  • Archive Collection
  • 1952 - 2018

Consists of the personal archive of Anne Walmsley including material relating to talks, articles and publications, correspondence, diaries and scrapbooks, material relating to her University work and her qualifications and degrees.

Walmsley, Anne, b.1931, author

Holland (Vincenza) Archive

  • HOL
  • Archive Collection
  • 1923 - 2018

Contains the personal archive of poet Vincenza Holland including notebooks; diaries; published and unpublished material; and correspondence with poets local to the North East. Includes drafts of her poetry collection 'Mrs Turnbull's Tree' which was published by Bloodaxe Books in 1990.

Between 1966-73 Holland lived abroad with her family. First in newly independent Lesotho - a country surrounded by apartheid South Africa - but also for 18 months on Corfu. Holland was politically and socially engaged in what was happening around her, and her archive contains many collected documents, cuttings and ephemera relating to her travels.

Holland, Vincenza, 1923-2018, poet

Hill (Selima) Archive

  • SH
  • Archive Collection
  • 1900 - 2017

Consists of the working papers and correspondence of the poet Selima Hill.

Hill, Selima, 1945-, poet

Bennet (Peter) Archive

  • PB
  • Archive Collection
  • 1985 - 2017

Consists of the working papers and correspondence of the poet Peter Bennet.

Bennet, Peter, 1942-, author

IRON Press Collection

  • IRONP Coll.
  • Book Collection
  • 1973 -2017

Books published by independent publisher IRON Press based in Cullercoats. Includes copies of IRON magazine which ran from 1973 and 1997 publishing art work, reviews, short stories and poetry. The book collection comprises of poetry, fiction and drama and is particularly strong in work from local authors.

IRON Press, 1973 -

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