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Morden Tower Prints

  • MT
  • Archive Collection
  • 1964 - 2017

This archive consists of 26 limited edition prints of posters relating to poetry readings at Morden Tower, Newcastle.

Pickard, Tom, 1946-, poet, and documentary film maker

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

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Consists of manuscript and typescript drafts of Sean O'Brien's published and unpublished work, as well as articles and press cuttings relating to his work.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

Makaris Collection

  • MAK
  • Book Collection
  • 1965 - 1971

Consists of an incomplete set of editions of the Makaris poetry broadsheet as published by Durham University Literary Society between 1965 and 1971.

MacSweeney (Barry) Archive

  • BM
  • Archive Collection
  • 1967 - 2003

The personal papers of local poet Barry MacSweeney (1948-2000), who was an important figure in the Modern Poetry Revival, include manuscripts and published works, correspondence, literature reviews, poetry publications, photographs and newspapers articles.The correspondence includes a range of MacSweeney's friends, fellow poets and family including material from Clive Bush, Pete Bland, Tim Fletcher, Nicholas Johnson, Jackie Litherland, Maggie O'Sullivan, Eric Mottram, Elaine Randall, Jeremy Prynne and Chris Torrence.

MacSweeney, Barry, 1948-2000, poet and journalist

Arts Council Poetry Collection

  • AC Poetry Coll.
  • Book Collection
  • 1951 - 2014

Poetry books from local publishers which were collected by Arts Council England based in Newcastle.

Arts Council England, 1994-

Flambard Press Archive

  • FLP
  • Archive Collection
  • 1990 - 2014

Consists of editorial material relating to published works by Flambard Press. Also contains documents relating to the marketing of the company.

Flambard Press, 1990-2013

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

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 -

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