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MOTTRAM, Professor Eric Noel William (1924-1995)

Editorial role

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MOTTRAM: 4/1 Run of issues of The Poetry Review edited by Mottram, 1971-1977


MOTTRAM: 4/1/1-17

1971-1977

Set of issues of The Poetry Review, edited by Mottram:
vol. 62 no. 3, Autumn 1971;
vol. 62 no. 4, Winter 1971-1972 (misnumbered vol. 61 no. 4 on title page);
vol. 63 no. 1, Spring 1972;
vol. 63 no. 2, Summer 1972;
vol. 63 no. 3, Autumn 1972;
vol. 63 no. 4 Winter 1972-1973 (mistitled vol. 64 no.4 on spine);
vol. 64 no. 1, Spring 1973;
vol. 64 no. 2, Summer 1973;
vol. 64 no. 3, Autumn 1973;
vol. 64 no. 4, 1973-1974;
vol. 65 no. 1, 1974;
vol. 65 nos. 2-3, 1975;
vol. 65 no. 4, 1975;
vol. 66 no.1, 1975 (changes to A4 size);
vol. 66.no. 2, 1976;
vol. 66 nos. 3-4, 1976-1977;
vol. 67 nos. 1-2, 1977;
(note: there is a also a full duplicate set of copies)


MOTTRAM: 4/2 Material relating to the Mottram editorship of The Poetry Review, 1971-1985


MOTTRAM: 4/2/1-2

1971-1977

Black notebook with Mottram manuscript entries listing contents of The Poetry Review 1971-1973; loose leaves from a ring-bound notebook, listing contributors to The Poetry Review, 1971-1977


MOTTRAM: 4/2/3-4

1971

Material relating to The Poetry Review 62/3 (1971):typescript list of recent publications from Nick Kimberley, with manuscript sheets of additions by Mottram; correspondence dating to 1971 from contributors and others including typescript letters from John Ashbery; manuscript letter from Paul Buck; typescript letter from Thomas A. Clark; typescript letters from Richard Miller; typescript postcard from Dom Silverster Houedard; typescript and manuscript letter from Lee Harwood in Greece; typescript letter from the estate of Charles Olson; typescript letters from Tom Pickard; brief manuscript note from Muriel Rukeyser; manuscript card from Louis Zukofsky


MOTTRAM: 4/2/5-6

1971

Material relating to The Poetry Review 62/3 (1971):proofs of issue 62/3 (1971); typescript poems of the contributors, including work from Robert Duncan, Michael McClure, Bill Butler


MOTTRAM: 4/2/7-8

1971-1972

Material relating to The Poetry Review 62/4 (1971-1972)-mistakenly given as vol. 61 on title page:proofs of 62/4 (1971-1972); typescript poems of the contributors, including work by Gary Snyder, Elaine Feinstein, Thomas A. Clark


MOTTRAM: 4/2/9-11

1971-1972

Material relating to The Poetry Review 63/1 (1972):typescript carbon of list of 'Notes on Contributors' and publications received; correspondence from contributors, including typescript letter from Theodore Enslin; hand-coloured postcard from Tom Raworth; manuscript note and postcard from George Macbeth; typescript postcard from Dom Silvester Houedard; typescript letters from Bill Sherman; typescript letters from Jerome Rothenberg; manuscript and typescript letters from Kris Hemensley; typescript letter from Nathaniel Tarn; manuscript letters from Philip Whalen; manuscript letters from Opal L. Nations; manuscript letter with 2 typescript poems from Albert van Eyken, Nairobi; typescript letters from Bob Lewis, Kent State, Ohio; manuscript letters from Robert Garioch; typescript letters from Lee Harwood, in reaction to being asked to write a statement for The Poetry Review; group of typescript address cards of American poets, one in manuscript written out by Allen Ginsberg; (note: letters by Allen Ginsberg and Basil Bunting found here, but of wider relevance, have been transfered to section 5)


MOTTRAM: 4/2/12-13

1971-1972

Material relating to The Poetry Review 63/1 (1972):proofs of issue 63/1 (1972); typescript poems of the contributors, including Allen Ginsberg's 'Bayonne entering N.Y.C.'


MOTTRAM: 4/2/14

1971-1972

Material centring on The Poetry Review 63/2 (1972):correspondence from contributors 1971-1972 relating to issue 63/2 (1972), including typescript letter from Sid Corman; manuscript letters from Allen Fisher; typescript letters from Robin Fulton; typescript and manuscript letter from Robert Garioch; manuscript postcard in green ink from B. S. Johnson; typescript letter from Ann Lauterbach, enclosing typescript poems; manuscript letter from Denise Levertov; typescript letter from Michael McClure; 2 manuscript letters from Hugh MacDiarmid, enclosing photocopy of manuscript poem 'At James Joyce's deathbed'; manuscript letters from Paul Matthews, enclosing booklet Descriptions and other poems (Driftwood Publications, Bootle, 1971); manuscript letter from Colin Simms, enclosing copy of booklet Adders and other worms (Headland Poetry, Sheffield, 1972); manuscript letter from John Wieners, enclosing manuscript of poem 'Let the clocks do it'; typescript letter from Peter Riley; typescript letter with enclosed information from Penelope Shuttle; typescript letters from Gilbert Sorrentino; typescript letter and publicity material from Jonathan Williams


MOTTRAM: 4/2/15

1971-1973

Correspondence relating to The Poetry Review over a period, includingphotocopied statement 'The poet and our survival' by Paul Roche; typescript letter from Patrick Anderson; letters from Robin Fulton, Andrew Crozier, Adrian Henri, Opal L. Nations, Michael Horovitz, David Antin, Brion Gysin, Tony Rudolf, Brian Patten, Nikos Stangos, Barry Edgar Pilcher, Mike Dobbie, Martin Booth, Kevin Black, Ruth Fainlight, F. T. Prince, with typescript carbon of poem 'Notes in the New Forest'; James Berry, with typescript poems; manuscript letter from Mottram to Gerard Malanga. 41 items


MOTTRAM: 4/2/16-17

1972

Material relating to The Poetry Review vol. 63/2 (1972):typescript 'Notes on Contributors' and list of recent publications, with additional manuscript material by Mottram and Bob Cobbing; contributions published including typescripts of 2 differing versions of John Wieners poem 'Let the clocks do it'; typescript of Hugh MacDiarmid poem 'At James Joyce's deathbed', probably typed up by Mottram from the manuscript; typescript of 'Five poems' by Cid Corman; typescript poems by Ann Lauterbach; photocopies of poems by Robert Garioch; typescript carbon of poems by Robin Fulton; typescript poems by Lyman Andrews; typescript carbon of poems by Colin Simms; (note: 'Notes on Contributors' badly torn)


MOTTRAM: 4/2/18

1972

Proofs of The Poetry Review 63/2 (1972)


MOTTRAM: 4/2/19-21

1971-1972

Material relating to The Poetry Review 63/3 (1972):proofs of issue 63/3 (1972); typescript carbon of 'Notes on Contributors' and recent publications, showing some manuscript additions; corespondence from contributors, including typescript letters from David Antin; brief manuscript letters from Aram Saroyan; note from Asa Benveniste on Jack Hirschman; typescript poems with manuscript alterations from Tom Pickard; typescript and manuscript letters with embellishment and poems and promotional material from Michael Horovitz; typescript letters and poems from the 'Persephone' series by Nathaniel Tarn; typescript letters and poem 'Past things present' from Pierre Joris; typescript letter from Thomas A. Clark giving background to his project 'Freshwater Journal'


MOTTRAM: 4/2/22

1972

Material relating to The Poetry Review vol. 63 no. 3 (1972), notably typescript poems from the contributors, including Michael Horovitz, Bill Griffiths, and manuscript poems from Aram Saroyan


MOTTRAM: 4/2/23-24

1972

Material relating to The Poetry Review vol. 63/3 (1972):one set of proofs; part of set of corrected proofs with 'Billy Griffiths' altered to 'Bill Griffiths'


MOTTRAM: 4/2/25-26

1972-1973

Material relating to The Poetry Review vol. 63/4 (1972-1973):typescript carbon of 'Notes on Contributors' and recent publications; correspondence from contributors including typescript and manuscript letters from Lewis MacAdams; typescript letters from Clayton Eshleman with comments on The Poetry Review and the problems of editorship; typescript letter from Allen Fisher; typescript and manuscript letters from Lee Harwood with some discussion of ethical issues and enclosing typescript of poem 'The long black veil', prior to leaving for Greece; typescript letters from Bill Sherman enclosing untitled poem opening 'Dry mouth, at the centre...'; typescript letters from Bill Butler, offering Unicorn as alternative publisher to Calder for enlarged William Burroughs piece, and enclosing some of his own poems, 2 in typescript, one opening 'the morning after', a second 'what you could see if', and one in photocopy, entitled 'Una notte di Maggio', promotional material by Lyn Lifshin; and typescript letters from Robin Fulton (translator)


MOTTRAM: 4/2/27-28

1972-1973

Material relating to The Poetry Review vol. 63/4 (1972-1973):typescript 'Notes on Contributors' and recent publications; typescript poem contributions from William Sherman, Lyn Lifshin, Allen Fisher, Gunner Ekelöf, Bill Butler, David Chaloner, Lee Harwood, Val Warner, Nicholas Battye, Peter Redgrove, Clayton Eshleman, Adrian Clarke, Lewis MacAdams, Douglas Mellor, and a group of school poems


MOTTRAM: 4/2/29

1972-1973

Proofs of The Poetry Review vol. 63/4 (1972-1973). 2 sets


MOTTRAM: 4/2/30

1972-1973

Material centring on The Poetry Review 64/1 (1973):correspondence from contributors, 1972 including manuscript letter from Thomas A. Clark; manuscript letter from Nathaniel Tarn; manuscript letter from Philip Whalen; manuscript letter from Colin Simms; typescript poems from Stuart Montgomery; typescript letter from David Bromige enclosing poem 'Over Deep Cove'; translations of 11 poems from Paul Celan's Atemwende by Pierre Joris


MOTTRAM: 4/2/31

1972-1973

Material relating to The Poetry Review, especially issue 64/1-2 (1973):correspondence including typescript letter from Ian Hamilton Finlay, thanking Mottram for presentation of his sundial project, with manuscript postscript asking for the printers blocks; manuscript letters from Hugo Williams about the presentation of his poems in The Poetry Review vol. 64/1, and submitting 2 more poems; manuscript letters of thanks from Colin Simms, enclosing his latest poem, 'Kielder Burn'; typescript letter from Andrew Wylie, New York, enclosing poem titled 'Life'; manuscript letter from Jeremy Hooker, Aberystwyth, enclosing typescript poems from series 'Soliloquies of a Chalk Giant'; manuscript letter from Gerard Malanga, enclosing typescript of poem 'Mt Shasta'; typescript letter from Clayton Eshleman, including text of poem 'Chaim Soutine'; typescript letter from Elaine Randell, enclosing 2 new poems; typescript letters from George Dowden, enclosing poem 'The Supreme Swan'; typescript letter from Theodore Enslin, enclosing section 19 of a new poem, opening "What he said of all this..."; typescript letter from Carlyle Reedy, with backing letter from Nicholas Battye, enclosing poems from her sequence 'Kwannon'


MOTTRAM: 4/2/32-33

1972-1973

Material relating to The Poetry Review 64/3 (1973):typescript carbon of 'Notes on Contributors' and recent publications, with listing from Nick Kimberley of Compendium (bookshop); correspondence from contributors including typescript letters from Anselm Hollo; manuscript letter from Alice Notley; manuscript letter from Paul Gogerty, enclosing three typescript poems; typescript letters from Chris Torrance with 21-page typescript of poem 'The magic door'; typescript and manuscript letter from Will Rowe (translator); manuscript letters from Colin Simms; manuscript letters from Paul Evans; and manuscript letters from Aram Saroyan


MOTTRAM: 4/2/34

1972-1974

Material centring on The Poetry Review 64/3 (1973):correspondence from contributors 1971-3 relating to issue 64/3 (1973), including manuscript letter from Gael Turnbull; manuscript letter from Clarence Major, with biographical detail; typescript letter from Ray DiPalma; manuscript letter from Bruce Andrews; typescript note of publications from Ray DiPalma; typescript poems from Harriet Zinnes with formal rejection slip attached; manuscript letter and information from Richard Ball


MOTTRAM: 4/2/35-36

1972-1974

Material relating to The Poetry Review vol. 64/4 (1973-1974):typescript draft of 'Notes on Contributors' with recent publications listed by Nick Kimberley and retyped by Mottram; publicity material on publications from little presses including copy of Poetry Information 5 (London, 1972)


MOTTRAM: 4/2/37-39

1973

Material relating to The Poetry Review 64/1 (1973):proofs of issue 64/1 (1973); typescript poems of the contributors, including Theodore Enslin, Roy Fisher; correspondence from contributors, including Jonathan Williams, Bill Griffiths, Ulli McCarthy (Ulli Freer)


MOTTRAM: 4/2/40

1973

Material relating to The Poetry Review 64/2 (1973):typescript poems of contributors, including Ted Berrigan, Barry MacSweeney, and set of 'Sundials', visual poems of Ian Hamilton Finlay


MOTTRAM: 4/2/41-42

1973

Material relating to The Poetry Review 64/2 (1973):proofs of issue 64/2 (1973). 2 sets; correspondence from contributors, including typescript and manuscript letters from Paul Selby; typescript letter from Ian Hamilton Finlay; typescript letter from Elaine Feinstein with poem 'The sleepwalkers'; typescript letter from Barry MacSweeney; manuscript letter from Harry Mathews; manuscript letter from Paul Selby; typescript letter from Iain Sinclair; typescript letter from Ted Berrigan


MOTTRAM: 4/2/43-44

1973

Material concerning The Poetry Review 64/3 (1973):suggested covers by Opal L. Nations for issue 64/3 (1973), with ornamental envelope in which delivered; illustrated invitations from Opal L. Nations to Mottram to dine


MOTTRAM: 4/2/45

1973-1974

Material relating to The Poetry Review vol. 64/4 (1973-1974):correspondence from contributors, including typescript letter from Anne Waldman; typescript letter from Elaine Randell, with copies of poems 'Diary of a working man parts 1-20', 2 sets and some extra poems loose; typescript and manuscript letters from Paul Buck, with typescript of poem '1-13 except 13', notes on Lucebert; typescript letter from Tom Pickard on the proletariat; typescript letters from Clayton Eshleman, enclosing typescript carbon of his poem 'Charlie Parker'; typescript letters from John Matthias, enclosing photocopies of poems 'Reply to a valentine' and 'Turns'; and typescript letters from Richard Miller, with typescript of 21 poems, and typescript carbons of poem booklets called 'Poetry' and 'On liberating the mind from concepts of truth'


MOTTRAM: 4/2/46-47

1973-1974

Material relating to The Poetry Review vol. 65/1 (1974):Mottram's typescript carbon of 'Notes on Contributors' and recent publications; correspondence from contributors including typescript letter from Diane Wakoski; typescript and manuscript letter from Gael Turnbull; typescript and manuscript letters from Ivor Cutler; typescript letter from Bill Griffiths enclosing booklet Transactions (Pirate Press, London, 1973) and typescript of poem 'Funeraline'; and manuscript letters from David Chaloner


MOTTRAM: 4/2/48-49

1973-1975

Material relating to The Poetry Review 65/2-3 (1975):Mottram's typescript carbon of 'Notes on Contributors', and recent publications; letters including typescript letters from Peter Riley; typescript letter from Carl Rakosi, with biographical note; typescript and manuscript letters from Edwin Morgan, with booklist; two manuscript letters from Hugh MacDiarmid with manuscript of poem 'Tout le spectre de la lumière intellectuelle'; typescript letters from Anthony Barnett; typescript letters from Paul Brown; typescript letters from Joel Oppenheimer; manuscript and typescript letters from F. T. Prince enclosing typescript carbon of poem 'Drypoints of the Hasidim'


MOTTRAM: 4/2/50

1973-1977

Correspondence relating to The Poetry Review:typescript letters from Paul Gogarty; typescript poems from Doug Lang; typescript poems from Craig Chambers; manuscript letter from Victor Bokris enclosing manuscript and typescript poems; typescript letter from Christopher Hampton enclosing poems; typescript letter from Les Jerold, enclosing poems; typescript letter from George Quasha enclosing poem 'Somapoetics 91'; typescript letter from Betty Radin; typescript letter from John Matthias; typescript letter from Frank Price; manuscript cards and letter from Colin Simms; typescript letter from Nicki Jackowska; manuscript note from D. M Thomas. 54 items


MOTTRAM: 4/2/51

1973-1976

Material centring on The Poetry Review 66/2 (1976):correspondence from contributors 1973-1976 relating to issue 66/2 (1976), including typescript letter from Bill Butler at Unicorn Bookshop, Allen Fisher; typescript letter from Tom Raworth including prose poem; typescript letter from Lee Harwood; manuscript letter from Donato Cinicolo enclosing poems; manuscript letter from Gavin Ewart; manuscript letter from Roy Fisher; typescript letter from Peter Ackroyd, enclosing poems; brief manuscript notes from D. M Thomas; typescript photocopy of poem 'Lines for my autobiography' by Aram Saroyan; typescript letter from Bill Sherman, enclosing manuscript and typescript poems; manuscript letter from Edwin Morgan; brief typescript letter from Ted Hughes; typescript poem 'Encounter', by John Rowan; material from C. J. Thompson for listing in The Poetry Review; and typescript letters from Nick Kimberley and Marc Jeffery about the book listing section


MOTTRAM: 4/2/52

1973-1976

Material centring on The Poetry Review 66/2 (1976):correspondence from contributors 1973-1976 relating to issue 66/2 (1976), including typescript letter from Tim Fletcher; manuscript letter from Robert Vas Dias; typescript letter enclosing poems from Lyn Lifshin with Mottram's response; typescript note from J. H. Prynne; typescript letter from James Berry; a manuscript letter of 3 Dec 1974 from Christopher Grieve (Hugh MacDiarmid) enquiring if his poem had been published yet; and photocopy of poems by David Attoe


MOTTRAM: 4/2/53

1974

Poems submitted to The Poetry Review by pupils of Our Lady's RC Junior School, Ellesmore Port, Wirral


MOTTRAM: 4/2/54-55

1974-1975

Material concerning The Poetry Review 65/4 (1975):Mottram typescript carbon of 'Notes on Contributors' and list of poetry recently published; letters from contributors including brief typescript note from Basil Bunting, submitting new poem 'At Briggflatts Meetinghouse'; typescript letter from David Tipton; manuscript and typescript letters from Barry MacSweeney, enclosing text of 'Black Torch Strike'; typescript letter from George Quasha; typescript letter from Carol Berge; typescript letter from Bill Butler, detailing his position after closure of Unicorn Bookshop; typescript letter from John Hall; typescript letters from Ken Smith; manuscript letter from Ralph La Charity, enclosing poems


MOTTRAM: 4/2/56-57

1974-1976

Material relating to The Poetry Review 66/2 (1976):Mottram typescript 'Notes on Contributors'; letters from contributors including typescript letter from David Chaloner; typescript letter from Carlyle Reedy; manuscript letters from Aram Saroyan; manuscript and typescript letters from Tom Leonard; typescript letter from Andrew Lloyd, enclosing large sample of own work; typescript note from James Berry enclosing biographical notes; typescript and manuscript letters Neil Oram with comments on Ian Robinson; photocopy of poem by John Giorno; typescript letter from Antonio Claudio Carvalho, with card; and typescript letter from Peter Redgrove


MOTTRAM: 4/2/58-59

1975

Material relating to The Poetry Review vol. 66/1 (1975):Mottram's 'Notes on Contributors' and material for list of recent publications; correspondence from contributors, including typescript and manuscript letter from Ken Irby; typescript and manuscript letters from Dick Russell, with translation of a Li Po poem and a copy of his collection of poems entitled 'Steam drill operations' (1971); typescript letters from Paul Buck; typescript letters from Ulli McCarthy (Ulli Freer); leaflet on Jackson Mac Low's poems 'Assymetries'; manuscript letter from Colin Simms; typescript letter from Iain Sinclair


MOTTRAM: 4/2/60

1975

Two manuscript letters and a third typescript from Andrew Crozier about possible publication of his sundial material in The Poetry Review, with photographs of the sundials on display at the Brighton Festival, 1975, and a booklet Seven contemporary sundials (Brighton, 1975) with notes by Ian Potts and poems by Andrew Crozier


MOTTRAM: 4/2/61-63

1975-1977

Material concerning The Poetry Review 66/3-4 (1976-1977):Mottram typescript carbon of 'Notes on Contributors'; letters from contributors including typescript and manuscript notes from Carl Rakosi enclosing poem titled 'Chiri-biri-bim'; manuscript letters from Paul Matthews including an egg poem; manuscript letters from Keith Armstrong; typescript letter and manuscript information from Paul Evans; typescript letter from Allen de Loach; typescript letters from Thomas A. Clark, with a 'Painted Lady' card; manuscript and typescript letters from Jeremy Adler; typescript letter from Tom Pickard; typescript letter from Ralph Hawkins enclosing poems; typescript poems from Michael Hamburger; typescript note from Tony Lopez enclosing extracts from poem sequence 'Change'


MOTTRAM: 4/2/64-66

1976-1977

Material relating to The Poetry Review 67/1-2 (1977):correspondence, 1977, with The Poetry Society over the printing and remuneration to poets of this last issue of The Poetry Review edited by Mottram, 7 items; typescript carbons of Mottram notes on contributors; letters and poems of contributors, including Barry MacSweeney, Piero Helcizer, Herbert Burke, enclosing 'Experiments and extensions with the cinquain form' from series 'Hold on to August', Val Torrance, David Antin, Peter Mayer, Robert Kelly of New York, Muriel Rukeyser, Sean O Huigin, Lawrence Upton, giving address as 'North Sea', Phil Maillard, Ken Smith, with covering typescript letter of 21 Jun (1976) about his work and motivation, Ed Sanders, Ulli Freer, John Keys, Allen Fisher


MOTTRAM: 4/2/67

1976-1977

Residual correspondence concerning The Poetry Review:submissions or enquiries from Barca Tartaro, Judy Platz, Nick Totton, Elizabeth Louch, John Stathatos, Betty Radin, enclosing possible cover design


MOTTRAM: 4/3 Correspondence and papers relating to The Poetry Society as publishers of The Poetry Review, 1970-1991


MOTTRAM: 4/3/1-11

1970-1975

Formal documents relating to The Poetry Review and the The Poetry Society:typescript letter, 9 Dec 1970 from Michael Mackenzie, General Secretary of The Poetry Society, sounding Mottram out about possible post of editor of The Poetry Review; typescript letter of appointment of Mottram as editor, 18 Jan 1971, from Chairman of The Poetry Society, Norman Hidden, with follow-up letter 2 Jun 1971 from General Secretary Michael Mackenzie; typescript carbon of letter of complaint, 25 Sep 1971, from Mottram to the General Council of The Poetry Society over problems with the first issue and response from Denys Thompson, Honorary Chairman, 29 Sep 1971; letters re-appointing Mottram as editor, 13 Apr 1973, 25 Feb 1974, and 4 Feb 1975; a letter from the Hon. Treasurer, 5 Jan 1972, about remuneration of poets published in The Poetry Review; John Cotton's manuscript letter, 13 Mar 1974 concerning editorial policy; letter, 24 Feb 1972 from the Secretary, Michael Mackenzie, about Derek Parker (the previous editor) with enclosed leaflet on Parker's 'School of Poetry'; Robert Vas Dias curriculum vitae with covering manuscript note, 18 Oct 1975 thanking Mottram for his support in seeking post as General secrteary of The Poetry Society; formal letter of apology from Laurence Cotterell, Chairman of The Poetry Society, 20 Nov 1975, to Mottram for unspecified upset at recent meeting; letter from Denys Thompson, Hon. Chairman, announcing Basil Bunting's acceptance of the Presidency of The Poetry Society, Feb 1972, with letter from Michael Mackenzie, 17 Mar 1975 congratulating Mottram and Bunting on success of recent Bunting birthday celebration; standard note-forms and enquiries from secretarial staff, 4 items


MOTTRAM: 4/3/12

1970-1975

Material originating from The Poetry Society:printed material with general circulation among members, including the Annual Report of 26 Jun 1971 and Chairman's Report of 10 Jun 1972; note of Annual General Meeting 1972 and undated ballot paper; Chairman's Report of 16 Jun 1973; Extraordinary General Meeting of 16 Jun 1973; Accounts for year ended 31 Mar 1974; Annual General Meeting of 15 Jun 1974; voting paper for candidates to General Council of The Poetry Society at Annual General Meeting of 1974; and copy of booklet How to organise a poetry reading issued by the London Poetry Secretariat (at The Poetry Society)


MOTTRAM: 4/3/13-14

1974-1976

Further material originating from The Poetry Society:printed material with general circulation among members, including documents on the Annual General Meetings of 1974, 1975, 1976, and minutes of the Extraordinary General Meeting of 15 June 1974; and papers relating to the Extraordinary General Meeting of 10 Jan 1976; Poetry Society Newsletters, issues from 1974-1976, including material about Annual General Meetings, events, prizes


MOTTRAM: 4/3/15-22

1970-1978

Material from sub-committees of The Poetry Society:correspondence from adjudicators in the Alice Hunt Bartlett Prize, F. T. Prince, 1970, L. C. Knights 1973, and further correspondence 1976-1977 involving Mottram as adjudicator in the award to the Alice Hunt Bartlett Prize; listings and posters of events, 1974-1976, with some correspondence; Poetry Society Publications Committee Report, 14 Jun 1972, with statement by Mottram and memorandum by Bob Cobbing on 'Poetry Society structure' dated 31 May 1972; typescript carbon of interview of Mottram as editor of The Poetry Review by Tony [Rudolf] as part of The Poetry Society events, 20 Nov 1972; two letters of 1973 about a possible exhibition of the photographs of Layle Silbert; manuscript letter of 7 Feb 1974 from Bob Cobbing to Mottram in America, reporting a further year as editor just voted through, and tussles over reading programme for 1974; correspondence and documents relating to the Publications and Media Committee, 1974-1976; circular letter from Jeff Nuttall, as Honorary Chairman, 29 Jun 1976, to all committees, and letter 10 Jul 1976, from Lawrence Upton as Hononorary Deputy Chairman about visiting poet to Poland opportunity; publicity material from The Poetry Society, covering events, and including The National Poetry Centre Newsletter for April 1977


MOTTRAM: 4/3/23-29

1971-1976

Personal responses to The Poetry Review and The Poetry Society:letters of complaint, 1971-1972, against Mottram's editorship including manuscript letter from Dannie Abse and copies of typescript letters from William Cookson and Charles Kohler; copy of The Poetry Review vol. 3/1 (1972) returned with offensive message scrawled on cover, by Wilfrid Appleby of Cheltenham; letters 1971-1975 in support of Mottram's editorship, including typescript and manuscript letters from Patricia Norris, manuscript letters from Colin Simms, Clive Bush, David Grubb, in red ink from Jeremy Hilton, incomplete, typescript letters from Arnold Goldman of Sussex University, Victor Bokris, Nina Steane and Val Warner; manuscript note, undated, but apparently 1973, from Bernard Kelly, discussing The Poetry Review; cryptic note of 1974, after H. P. Lovecraft, believed to represent criticism of Mottram by Bernard Kelly; offensive circular aimed at Mottram, November 1975, in much crumpled condition and with list of signatories detached, in association with duplicated document headed 'Press Communikay from the Dada Movement' 12 Jun 1976; manuscript note from Opal L. Nations, dated 3 Feb 1976, enclosing offensive comments against Mottram ostensibly from Bernard Kelly of London; undated [1976] typescript letter from David (Tipton) reporting offensive mail, from 'obviously one of those people who tried to get you off The Poetry Review'


MOTTRAM: 4/3/30-35

1972-1976

Published responses to The Poetry Review:article on the G.L.A.A. (Greater London Arts Association) from Time Out 26 Nov-2 Dec [1972] by Su Braden with appendix on the Poetry Secretariat housed at The Poetry Society; three extracts from Time Out 1972 mentioning The Poetry Review or events at The Poetry Society; offprint of Abby Johnson's article 'The politics of a literary magazine: a study of The Poetry Review, 1912-1972' from Journal of Modern Literature 3 (1973-1974) pp 951-964; 'Manifesto for a reformed Poetry Society', issued by Irving Weinman, and attacking the Mottram editorship of The Poetry Review; article based on interview with Bob Cobbing published in Tribune 2 Apr 1976; document, 'The Menard Press and the Arts Council of Great Britain', probably composed by Bob Cobbing from information made available by Anthony Rudolf on continuing controversy over grants policy of Charles Osborne, the Literature Director of the Arts Council


MOTTRAM: 4/3/36-46

1972-1991

Material relating to The Poetry Society, and especially the crisis of 1977, issued by Poets Conference:reports from Poets Conference, 1972-1974, including co-operation with The Poetry Society over POIRE (The Poetry Information Registry); flyer for Eighth Poets Conference, part of Herts (Hertforshire) Free Festival, undated, but with futher mention of POIRE; first Newsletter of the Association of Little Magazines (Apr 1973), with Poets Conference material; material issued by or relating to Poets Conference, 1974-1976, including document 'The State of Poetry' (December 1974), and Mottram manuscript draft headed 'The case against Ian Hamilton'; notice of Poets Conference meeting and bookfair in Birmingham (no year given); Poets Conference Newsletter, 4 Feb 1975, with quotations from Charles Osborne, Literature Director of the Arts Council of Great Britain; duplicated sheets, issued by Poets Conference in 1977, calling for action against the Arts Council over its stance on The Poetry Society; duplicated press statement of 26 Mar 1977 and note by Poets Conference on the Anglo-French Translation Conference, 20-21 Oct 1977, 2 copies; material issued by Poets Conference in 1977 including a call to boycott The Poetry Society, and copies of manifestoes from The Poetry Society and Poets Conference; duplicated document 'Poets and the Arts Council of Great Britain', issued by the Poets Conference in 1978, 5 copies; information, 1991, from The Poetry Society about 'our Poets' Register'


MOTTRAM: 4/3/47-60

1974-1986

Material on grant aid issues and political implications:photocopy of article 'The politics of a literary magazine: A study of The Poetry Review, 1912-1972' by A. A. Johnson in Journal of Modern Literature 3 (1973-1974), 2 copies; Mottram manuscript sheet headed 'The effects of centrism', dealing with Arts Council policy; Mottram manuscript draft essay headed 'Poetry and money'; Mottram typescript essay, untitled, opening 'The erosion of independence in a free society...'; Mottram manuscript essay, untitled, opening 'The desire to be popular and officially funded...'; Mottram manuscript notes opening 'The irrelevance of cultural prestige...'; proposal for alternative funding via 'Free Arts', a direct patron system forwarded by Jonathan (Barker), with typescript carbon of Mottram's response of 17 Jul 1979; article headed 'Little mags in big trouble...' by Geoffrey Soar in Bulletin of University College London 4/2 (1979); photocopy of article by Jeff Nuttall headed 'Subsidy in the U. K.' from Centerfold (Apr-May 1979); photocopy of article by Marghanita Laski in Time Out 13-19 Feb 1981; photocopy of article by Marghanita Laski from The Listener 30 Aug 1984, and typescript and proof of Mottram response 'The Literature Panel IS a literary pressure group: a reply to its ex-Chairman'; manuscript draft and typescript version of essay 'The Arts Council is a literary pressure Group'; three photocopies of article about the Arts Council's Poetry Library, from The Sunday Times 4 Aug 1985 (outsize); photocopies of articles from The Times and Sunday Times, 1985-1986, concerning the Arts Council of Great Britain


MOTTRAM: 4/3/61-63

1975-1976

Material concerning formal enquiries into The Poetry Society activities:material from 1975-1976 including Jeff Nuttall's call, 10 Oct 1975, for a counter-enquiry into the actions of Arts Council Literature Director, Charles Osborne; 'Open Letter to Sir John Witt' by Anthony Rudolph, comment in Tribune 2 Apr 1976; invitation to Mottram of 16 Jul 1976 to 'assist' the investigation; manuscript note of 'main issues' by Mottram; copy of the Report to the Arts Council of Great Britain by the Assessment Committee on The Poetry Society October 1976 (the Witt Report); responses to the Witt Report including Allen Fisher's comments of 5 Nov 1976; and draft and copies of Manifesto issued by The Poetry Society, 24 Sept 1976


MOTTRAM: 4/3/64-76

1975-1985

Mottram's own response to problems with The Poetry Review and The Poetry Society:red typescript essay with manuscript additions, headed 'Imagination and invention in contemporary British poetry', for The Cambridge Poetry Festival, 20 Apr 1975; typescript carbon of essay opening 'With this issue, the fifteenth under the present editor...', referring to The Poetry Review 66/1 (1975); manuscript notes for essays and list of contributors to The Poetry Review; letter from Michelene Victor of Time Out 4 Nov 1975, in response to criticism from Mottram; Mottram manuscript draft statement, probably of 1976 or 1977, on his aims as editor of The Poetry Review; typescript letter of 23 Dec 1976 from Roger Guedalla, as Honorary Treasurer of The Poetry Society, to Mottram, with copy of Mottram's typescript response of 4 Jan 1977; Mottram manuscript notes in response to criticisms; manuscript draft essay headed 'The poetry issues', and a second manuscript draft essay opening 'The usual American estimate of British poetry today...', with newspaper cuttings, 1976, about The Poetry Society's conflict with the Arts Council of Great Britain; Mottram typescript essay headed 'The Poetry Society'; typescript letter of 29 Dec 1977 from Robert Vas Dias, General Secretary of The Poetry Society, defending himself against criticism from Mottram; newspaper cuttings, 1977-1978, relating to Peter Porter, Ian Hamilton, Craig Raine, Gavin Ewart, and article from Time Out 17-23 Jun 1977 by Matthew Hoffman on the Arts Council of Great Britain; sympathetic typescript response of 6 Oct 1978 from Martin Bax of Ambit magazine to Mottram's account of events; typescript carbon of Mottram essay 'Editing The Poetry Review', printed in Poetry Information, 20-21 (Newcastle upon Tyne, 1979-1980)


MOTTRAM: 4/3/77-79

1976-1977

Material relating to the end of Mottram's editorship of The Poetry Review:Correspondence, mainly with The Poetry Society, 1976-1977, about the last Mottram issue of The Poetry Review, 67/1-2 (1977), including disputes on printing, costing, remuneration and selection of a new editor, 10 items; typescript list of 'Suggestions for The Last Poetry Review' from Bill Sherman; undated letter from Anthony Rudolf commenting on Poetry Society Annual General Meeting (1977), and enclosing news paper cutting about Modern Poetry in Translation


MOTTRAM: 4/3/80-85

1976-1977

Correspondence between Allen Fisher and Mottram primarily concerning the crisis over The Poetry Review:typescript letter of 28 Mar 1976 offering suggestions for possible contributors to The Poetry Review; typescript letter of Fisher, 21 Jul 1976, proferring work for The Poetry Review namely one of his 'Apocalyptic Sonnets'; manuscript letter of Fisher, 24 Mar 1977, including his comments on resigning from The Poetry Society's General Council, with a Fisher postcard titled 'Fields' and a list of readings in the Open Mouth series at Hammersmith; photocopy of open letter from Fisher to encourage an alternative to The Poetry Review, with the provisional title Renaissance Information; typescript letter of Fisher, August 1977, on boycott of The Poetry Society; typescript carbon of letter, Mottram to Fisher, 23 Aug 1977, suggesting wide scope for Renaissance Information and commenting on matters of patronage raised by Fisher


MOTTRAM: 4/3/86

1977

Jim Mulligan's thesis 'The popularization of modern poetry', with material on individual poetry groups in the 1970s, as at Pentameters, Hampstead and Morden Tower, Newcastle upon Tyne, the 'Liverpool Scene' promoted by poets like Mike Horovitz and Tom Pickard, and on the The Arts Council of Great Britain and The Poetry Society


MOTTRAM: 4/3/87-93

1977-[1990]

Publicity and other material from The Poetry Society after Mottram's departure: Newsletter dated Apr 1977, from The National Poetry Centre (The Poetry Society) after the resignation of Mottram, Barry MacSweeney (Hon. Chairman) and ten other Council members; information sheet on the National Poetry Centre Printshop and Bookshop, not dated, but post-1977; events promotional material for 1977 and 1978; brochures from 1981 detailing events and competitions; typescript response of University of London, Department of Extra-mural Studies, 22 May 1985, to letter from Mottram criticising their collaboration with The Poetry Society; typescript letter from Pamela Clunies-Ross at The Poetry Society, 7 Sep 1988, seeking Bob Cobbing's co-operation in a little press exhibition at The Poetry Society; communications from Harry Gilonis at The Poetry Society bookshop to Mottram, 1989-[1990], including announcement of his own redundancy


MOTTRAM: 4/3/94

1981

Jim McGuigan's report Writers and the Arts Council (Arts Council of Great Britain, London, 1981), with comments and review from New Statesman of 8 May 1981 and 29 May 1981


MOTTRAM: 4/4/ Other editorial projects, 1965-1994


MOTTRAM: 4/4/1-3

1965-1971

Antiphon, magazine on educational issues:report of centennial meeting of The Antiphon Society, including address by Jeff Nuttall, with postcard, 21 Apr 1965, from Bryan Johnson to Mottram, about Antiphon; two typescript letters from Caroline Wedgwood-Benn, 1966, on winding up of Antiphon magazine, with Benn family Christmas card, postmarked 1971; two typescript letters from Caroline Wedgwood-Benn to Mottram, undated, but ostensibly 1969-1971, on educational matters


MOTTRAM: 4/4/4

1971-1987

Hardback copy of The Penguin Companion to Literature: USA ed. Mottram and Malcolm Bradbury, 1971, with annotations by Mottram and numerous inserts of newspaper cuttings, updating information on authors and publications


MOTTRAM: 4/4/5-7

1974-1994

Other editorial projects:typescript letter, 26 Jul 1974, from J. M. Dent and sons Ltd, about project on American novels; two typescript letters, 28 Jul 1977 and 13 Jun 1978, from Martin Green of The Literary Review, New Jersey, offering Mottram guest editorship of an issue; typescript invitation from David Hughes to Mottram to advise on television series 'A history of Indeterminacy', with Mottram's typescript response of 30 Aug 1988


MOTTRAM: 4/4/8-9

1977-1979

Correspondence concerning a possible anthology called 'The new British poets' to be published by Cambridge University Press:seven typescript letters from Diane Speakman of Cambridge University Press, Apr 1977 to Feb 1979, inviting and commenting on outline proposal for anthology, with one typescript carbon reply from Mottram, 20 Aug 1978; typescript 'Proposal for a representative anthology of new British poetry', 2 versions


MOTTRAM: 4/4/10-22

1977-1986

Magazine project 'Open Field'-to replace The Poetry Review:material relating to registration of business name 'Open Field' in 1978 and opening of bank account; bank paying-in book listing names of initial subscribers; bank statements covering 1978 to 1986; typescript and manuscript letters from Allen Fisher, 1977-1978, covering publishing matters; typescript and manuscript lists by Mottram, showing subscribers and poets to be included; samples of flyers sent out; typescript letter from Barry Alpert, 1 May 1977, enclosing poems for publication including 'Americans and Europeans in Florence'; manuscript letter from Chris Hunt, 16 Jan 1978, enclosing typescript poems of 1977 for publication; poems for publication forwarded by Allen Fisher, 17 Mar 1978, including 'Satanas and Joesph' by Clayton Eshleman and 'Milly's enlarger' by Doug Oliver; typescript letter of 28 Apr 1978 from Clayton Eshleman, enclosing poems for publication, including 'At the tomb of Abigdor Kara' and 'The lich gate'; typescript letter of 23 May 1978 from Ralph Hawkins enclosing set of poems for publication titled 'Soft in the brains', with subsequent enquiry of 9 Aug 1978 as to publication date; typescript poems by Paul Evans for publication, entitled 'Late night moves'; typescript poem 'The hermaphrodite grimoire' by Paul Green, for publication; (note: 'Open Field' appeared as a little press see MOTTRAM 6)


MOTTRAM: 4/4/23-28

1979-1982

Projected section on British poetry for Credences magazine (Kent State University, Ohio):typescript correspondence, 1979-1980, from Robert Bertholf, editor of Credences, outlining plans for publication of essay by Mottram and selection of British poets supplied by Mottram; typescript carbon of Mottram essay 'The New British Poetry 1960-1979' opening 'In 1956 the Berliner Ensemble brought Brecht's expressionist political theatre to London...'; letters of permission from B. J. Catling, Tom Pickard and Chris Torrance, for their poems to appear in Credences; typescript list of poets and work to be forwarded, with poems assembled in photocopy form; typescript letter of 11 Sep 1982 from Allen Fisher giving permission for work to be placed in an American context, with alternative typescript lists of contributors for a probably separate anthology enterprise; typescript bibliography of poets in 'The Nth Am (North American) anthology'


MOTTRAM: 4/4/29-37

1986-1988

Material on The new British poetry (Paladin, London, 1988):typescript correspondence from John Muckle at Paladin, 16 Dec 1986, 25 Feb 1987 with notes of meeting of 27 Jan 1987, and manuscript letter of 30 Nov 1987; copy of formal letter of invitation to contributor, and of Mottram's personal letter of invitation, and of permissions form; typescript letter of 15 Sep 1987 from J. H. Prynne, declining to contribute, and copy of manuscript letter of 6 Jun 1988 from Tom Raworth to Mike Horovitz about the anthology; typescript letter of 18 Aug 1988 from Lydia Drukarz at Grafton Books, enclosing copy of cover; copy of Ken Edward's introduction to his section of the Paladin anthology, and copy of contents of his section of the anthology, both forwarded to Mottram in late 1987 with covering notes; one sheet of manuscript comments or notes by Mottram; Mottram's manuscript lists of possible contributors, with partial collection of biographical data; submissions of material from individual poets, usually with covering note, from Brian Catling, Thomas A. Clark, Bob Cobbing, Andrews Crozier, Paul Evans, Allen Fisher, Roy Fisher, Bill Griffiths, Lee Harwood, Michael Horovitz, enclosing 2 photographs of Mottram, John James, Tom Leonard, Barry MacSweeney, and Mottram himself; submissions from poets, continued, with material from Wendy Mulford, Jeff Nuttall, Doug Oliver, Tom Pickard, Tom Raworth, Denise Riley, Peter Riley, Colin Simms, enclosing copy of letter from Robert Vas Dias about his forthcoming resignation from The Poetry Society in 1988, Iain Sinclair, Ken Smith, Gael Turnbull


MOTTRAM: 4/4/38-46

1988

Material on The new British poetry (Paladin, London, 1988):John Muckle typescript minutes of poets and poems to be included; manuscript draft introduction opening 'The first two sections of this book...'; manuscript draft intrdouction opening 'The poets in the first part of this collection...', with revised typescript version; manuscript sheet sheaded 'Preface to British Poetry Anthology' and opening 'Between 1860 and 1914 French poetry...'; manuscript draft opening 'The ALP (Association of Little Presses) stands for freedom of writing and publication...'; Mottram's aggrieved letter of 24 Sep 1988 about scheduled launch at The Poetry Society; correspondence concerning the launch of The new British poetry, comprising letters from Robert Vas Dias, 1 Oct 1988, from Douglas Oliver, 20 Sep 1988, letter from Mottram, 24 Sep 1988, dissociating himself from launch, letter from Ken Edwards, 13 Oct 1988, calling for independent launch; manuscript letter of 20 Oct 1988 from John Muckle about possible reviews; photocopy undated article by Michael Blackburn from The Guardian, mentioning the anthology, and photocopies of responses, forwarded by Muckle


MOTTRAM: 4/4/47-55

1991

Material about The Shakespeare & Company Fire Readings anthology:3 letters, typescript and manuscript, from T. Wignesan toMottram, Mar-Apr 1991; typescript letter of 25 Mar 1991 from David Applefield of Frank Books, the publishers, to Mottram as editor; manuscript draft and typescript copy of letter from Mottram to Applefield, dated 29 Apr 1991; undated manuscript note from Mottram to Applefield about Richard Hallwood's essay for the anthology; Mottram typescript list of contributors and contents; typescript of Mottram's own introduction to the anthology; faxed letter of 6 Nov 1991 from David Applefield, seeking Mottram's approval for final proofs of anthology; proofs of Fire readings: A collection of contemporary writing from the Shakespeare & Co fire benefit readings, edited by Eric Mottram, with David Applefield, Richard Hallward and T. Wignesan (Frank Books, Paris, 1991); manuscript letter of 31 Dec 1991 from David Applefield to Mottram, enclosing publicity material for Fire readings and Frank Books


MOTTRAM: 4/4/56

1994

Typescript letters, 1994, concerning Mottram as advisor to University of California Press anthology to be edited by Jerome Rothenberg and Pierre Joris; with print-out of contents and introduction


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(Note: for Talus, see MOTTRAM 7)

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