Ambit poetry magazine records, 1959-2009.

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Ambit (Firm). Ambit poetry magazine records, 1959-2009.

Ambit poetry magazine records, 1959-2009.

The collection documents the submissions and editorial process beginning with the first issue in 1959 and continuing through 2009. The collection includes copies of most issues beginning with issue 18 (1963). The bulk of the material begins with 1965 and consists of manuscripts, typescripts, illustrations, galleys, and proofs. Editors' correspondence begins with 1959 and includes correspondence of editors Martin Bax, J.G. Ballard, and others. In addition, a small amount of financial material and related papers appears primarily as enclosures to correspondence with the Arts Council of Great Britain. The collection also includes galleys and proofs of Francis Fytton's 1967 book The Nation Within. The correspondence deals primarily with the day-to-day work of editing and publication: choice of illustrations, corrections of galleys and proofs, and discussion among editors and between editors and writers as to what should be published and why, including some in-depth critical evaluations of writers' works and discussion of the literary and artistic community. The financing of Ambit is another frequent topic, especially in the correspondence with the Arts Council of Great Britain, a source of grants for the journal. Among the more prominent correspondents are Dannie Abse, Diane Ackerman, Fleur Adcock, Brian Aldiss, Earle Birney, Alan Brownjohn, Hume Cronyn, Gavin Ewart, Allen Ginsberg, Ian Hamilton, Anselm Hollo, Elizabeth Jennings, James Kirkup, James Laughlin, Edward Lucie-Smith, George MacBeth, Judith Merril, Michael Moorcock, Susan Musgrave, Brian Patten, Peter Porter, Peter Redgrove, Vernon Scannell, Stevie Smith, Ralph Steadman, Paul Theroux, and Anthony Thwaite.

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Hamilton, Ian, 1938-2001

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Cronyn, Hume

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Hume Cronyn: actor, producer, and director. Born 1911; died 2003. Jessica Tandy: actress. Born 1909; died 1994. Cronyn and Tandy married in 1942. From the description of Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy papers, 1885-2007 (bulk 1935-2000). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70982277 ...

Arts council of Great Britain

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Patten, Brian, 1946-....

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Created during the course of Brian Patten's writing career. From the guide to the Brian Patten Collection, c 1976-1992, (Seven Stories, the Centre for Children's Books) ...

Moorcock, Michael, 1939-....

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Redgrove, Peter

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British poet. From the description of Poems written in a printed book, 1971 Feb. 23. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122481673 Peter William Redgrove, the poet, writer, and playwright, was born on 2 January 1932 and died on 16 June 2003. He was a Gregory Fellow in Poetry at Leeds University 1962-1965, and was awarded the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry in 1996. For fuller details of his life and achievements s...

Kirkup, James, 1918-2009

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James Kirkup (1918 - ) was born in South Shields, County Durham and educated at Durham University. The travel writer, poet, novelist, playwright, translator, and broadcaster has authored over thirty works. Kirkup became the first Gregory Fellow in Poetry at Leeds University (1950-1952). He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society for Literature (1962). From the description of James Kirkup poems (MS 20), ca. 1942-1956. (Denver Public Library). WorldCat record id: 255131964 Fro...

Ackerman, Diane, 1948-

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Writer, naturalist. From the description of Diane Ackerman papers, 1971-1997. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 64741908 ...

Ambit (Firm)

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Here From Elsewhere is a collection of four poetry volumes published in 2006 by Ambit Books with the support of the Arts Council England. It was produced and published under Martin Bax, editor and founder of the Ambit poetry journal in 2006. The Ambit poetry journal was founded in London in 1959 by Bax as a quarterly of poetry, short fiction, original drawings and photographs, and criticism primarily by young writers and artists. The poetry journal continues publishing to date under Bax's editor...

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. ...

Musgrave, Susan

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Smith, Stevie, 1902-1971

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Stevie Smith was an English poet and novelist. The witty, idiosyncratic, and individual style of her poems make her writing difficult to classify but easy to appreciate. From the description of Stevie Smith letters and poems, 1946-1966. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 50163405 British author; born Florence Margaret Smith. From the description of Papers, 1943-1970. (Washington University in St. Louis). WorldCat record id: 26090149 ...

Aldiss, Brian W. (Brian Wilson), 1925-

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English science fiction writer and critic. From the description of A personal whale, 1981 Apr. 23-May 5. (Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center (HRC); University of Texas at Austin). WorldCat record id: 122481709 British science fiction writer, editor, and bookseller. From the description of Letters to editors at Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1965-1975. (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 122288826 Brian ...

Adcock, Fleur

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Thwaite, Anthony

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Anthony Thwaite, English poet and author, was a long time friend of expatriate Australian poet Peter Porter (1929-2010). From the description of Papers of Anthony Thwaite, 1967-2009 [manuscript]. [1967-2009] (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 773838544 Epithet: poet and critic British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000298.0x000343 ...

Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-1997

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Irwin Allen Ginsberg was born on June 3, 1926 in Newark, New Jersey to Louis and Naomi (Levy) Ginsberg. American poet, author, lecturer, and teacher who was one of the core members of the Beat Generation of American author's in the 1950's and early 1960's along with Jack Kerouac, William S. Burroughs, and Neal Cassady. He died of complications of liver cancer on April 6, 1997. From the description of Allen Ginsberg papers, 1937-1994. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 462019390 ...

Laughlin, James, 1914-1997

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Laughlin writes as editor of New Directions. From the description of 1 TL (copy), 1959 April 30, New Directions, New York to Macmillan & Co. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122626450 James Laughlin (1914-1997) was an American publisher, poet and founder of New Directions Publishing Corporation. From the description of James Laughlin compositions sent to Hugh Witemeyer, 1982-1996. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612706693 Jame...

Lucie-Smith, Edward

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Literary and art critic, poet, free-lance journalist, editor, and partner in Turret Books. From the description of Papers. 1963-1975. (University of Maryland Libraries). WorldCat record id: 23949782 ...

Scannell, Vernon

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Vernon Scannell, Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and free-lance author, poet, and broadcaster since 1962, was born on 23 January 1922 in Lincolnshire and educated at Leeds University. For fuller details of his life and achievements see Who's who . From the guide to the Literary papers of Vernon Scannell, together with an autograph letter, 1962-1967, (Leeds University Library) Epithet: né John Vernon Bain, poet British Library Archives and Manuscripts C...

ABSE, DANNIE

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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, the daughter of Henry Cecil Jennings, a physician. She attended Oxford high school, afterwards reading English at St. Anne's College, Oxford where she earned an M.A. with honors in 1949. Jennings discovered poetry at the age of thirteen, with G.K. Chesterton's, "Battle of Lepanto," followed by S.T. Coleridge's "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner," as well as the odes of John Keats. From the beginning, her interest ...

Hollo, Anselm.

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Steadman, Ralph

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Ballard, J. G., 1930-2009

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Epithet: writer British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000205.0x0001bc James Graham Ballard, born 15 November 1930 in Shanghai, was a writer of dystopian, literary fiction whose novels and short stories of a contemporary society in insidious thrall to technology, the media, and relentless progress both expanded and defied the genre of science fiction. He died 19 April 2009 in London, England. From the desc...

Macbeth, George

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MacBeth was born in Scotland on Jan. 19, 1932; graduated with honors in Classical Greats, New College, Oxford, 1955; worked at British Broadcasting Corp. (BBC), London, 1955-76; producer, BBC Overseas Talks Department, 1957-58 and producer, BBC Talks Department 1958-76; regarded as a powerful influence on British poetry, his radio programs featured new poets, winning praise for his ability to recognize poetic excellence; wrote novels and nearly twenty volumes of verse, including The broken place...

Ewart, Gavin

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Fytton, Francis

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Birney, Earle, 1904-1995

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Born in Calgary, Alberta, Earle Birney (1904-1995) was educated at Universities of British Columbia, Toronto and California. He lectured in English at the University of Toronto from 1936 to 1941 when he left to serve overseas in World War II. On return, he worked for the CBC in 1945 and in 1946 he joined the Department of English at University of British Columbia, later transferring to the division of Creative Writing. Birney became writer in residence at Scarborough College in 1965. Well known ...

Bax, Martin.

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Theroux, Paul

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Merril, Judith, 1923-1997

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Brownjohn, Alan, 1931-....

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Alan Brownjohn, novelist, critic, poet, translator and editor, was born in 1931 in London, England. He graduated from Merton College, Oxford University, in 1953 and published his first collection of poems, The Railings, in 1961. He has continued to write and publish widely. From the description of Alan Brownjohn papers, 1952-2006. (Pennsylvania State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 41972643 Alan Brownjohn is a British poet. From the description of Writ...