Poetry Book Society records


Poetry Book Society records

1962-1970 (majority 1966-1970)

The Poetry Book Society was founded in 1953 under the auspices of the Arts Council of Great Britain to foster the art of poetry and to promote the work of contemporary poets. It continued to operate as recently as 2005. The society mails subscribers a book of poetry quarterly, accompanied by a Bulletin containing a contribution from the selected poet of the quarter. The collection includes proofs and issues of the society's Bulletin, typescripts, and correspondence between contributing poets and Charles Osborne, assistant secretary of the society. Among the significant figures represented are Barry Cole, Martin Dodsworth, Douglas Dunn, Thomas Kinsella, Geoffrey Grigson, Thom Gunn, John Fuller, David Harsent, Seamus Heaney, and David Holbrook.

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Jennings, Elizabeth, 1926-2001

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Elizabeth Joan Jennings was born on July 18, 1926, in Boston, Lincolnshire, England, to Henry Cecil Jennings, a medical officer of health, and Helen Mary Turner. Raised as a Roman Catholic, she attended Rye St. Antony School and later Oxford High School. When Jennings was thirteen years old she discovered poetry, first struck by Chesterton's The Battle of Lepanto. She found early encouragement in teachers and an uncle, himself a poet. Jennings studied English at St. Anne's College, Oxford from 1...

Poetry Book Society

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The Poetry Book Society was founded in December 1953, under the auspices of the Arts Council of Great Britain, its purpose to "further the education of the people of this country by fostering and propagating the art of poetry and particularly by promoting knowledge, appreciation and enjoyment of the published work of contemporary poets." The first directors of the society included B. H. Blackwell, Joseph Compton, R. N. David, T. S. Eliot, Sir George Rostrevor Hamilton, and Erica Marx. Eric W. Wh...

Thomas, R. S. (Ronald Stuart), 1913-

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Grigson, Geoffrey, 1905-

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Holbrook, David

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Stallworthy, Jon.

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Porter, Peter

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Peter Porter was born in Brisbane, Australia in 1929 and worked there as a cadet journalist before moving to London in 1951. He worked in bookselling and advertising and, from 1955 until about 1966, became involved with the writer's workshop The Group, where he met Philip Hobsbaum, Edward Lucie-Smith, Peter Redgrove, Martin Bell and others. In 1961 he married Janice Henry with whom he had two daughters and in 1968 he became a freelance writer and broadcaster, working for...

Brown, Victor

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Dunn, Douglas

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Epithet: poet British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000974.0x0002a1 ...

Montague, John, Ph.D.

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Montague was a prominent member of the Carthage mob that would murder Joseph and Hyrum Smith in 1844, according to Sheriff Backenstos; see History of the Church VII: 144. From the guide to the John Montague promissory note, 1838 May 15, (L. Tom Perry Special Collections) Epithet: DD British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000678.0x000042 Irish writer John Montague (1929...

Roberts, Bernard

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Hewitt, John Harold, 1907-1987

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Montague, John Stanley

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Montague was a prominent member of the Carthage mob that would murder Joseph and Hyrum Smith in 1844, according to Sheriff Backenstos; see History of the Church VII: 144. From the description of John Montague (Carthage mob member) promissory note, 1838. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 368052121 This fonds relates to The Dolmen Miscellany Of Irish Writing, originally to be entitled The Tower, which was proposed after a poetry reading in February 1961. The Irish Academy of Lett...

Thomas, R. S. 1913-

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Hamilton, Ian, 1938-2001

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Guest, Harry

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Harsent, David, 1942-

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Hughes, Glyn, 1935-

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Glyn Hughes, the West Yorkshire poet, novelist, and playwright, was born in Middlewich, Cheshire, in 1935 and educated at Altrincham Grammar School and the Regional College of Art, Manchester. He taught art and liberal studies at schools and colleges in Lancashire and Yorkshire until 1972, since when he has been a free lance writer. He has won several prizes for his novels, and has also written stage plays and verse plays for radio. From the guide to the Literary papers of Glyn Hughe...

Whigham, Peter

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Hecht, Anthony, 1923-2004

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Epithet: poet British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000974.0x0003a1 Anthony Hecht (1923-2004), poet, professor and critic, born in New York, New York. From the description of Anthony Hecht papers, 1894-2004. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 213097553 ...

Holbrook, David M.

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Roberts, Bernard, 1933-2013

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Stallworthy, Jon

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Dunn, Douglas T.

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Osborne, Charles, 1927-....

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Porter, Peter B. (Peter Buell), 1773-1844

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Porter was a member of the New York State Legislature, a member of the United States House of Representatives from New York State, a major general in the War of 1812, and United States Secretary of War from 1828 to 1829. He was a strong supporter of the Whig Party. From the description of Letter, 1839 February 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 145407205 Congressman, general of New York State Militia during the War of 1812, and partner in Porter, Barton & Company. ...

Dodsworth, Martin.

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Brown, Victor J. (Victor Jacob), 1894-

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Williams, Hugo, 1942-....

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Gunn, Thom

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Thom Gunn was born in Gravesend, Kent, England, in 1929. His first book of poems, "Fighting Terms," was published in 1954, and Gunn was awarded a creative writing fellowship at Stanford University in the same year. From 1958 to 1966 and 1973 to 1990 he taught at the University of California, Berkeley. He received numerous awards during his life, most notably the MacArthur Fellowship for lifetime achievement in poetry in 1993. Gunn passed away in San Francisco, California, in 2004. Fr...

Clarke, Austin, 1934-....

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Grigson, Geoffrey, 1905-1985

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Geoffrey Grigson was born at Pelynt, Cornwall and educated at Oxford. Though he published well-received poetry, he was better known as a critic and literary journalist. He was the founder of the modernist periodical New verse, 1933-1939, and wrote books on art, literature, and nature, and edited several anthologies. From the description of Geoffrey Grigson letter to Geoffrey Elborn, 1976 May 20. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 63664441 ...