Peter Fallon - Gallery Press
Peter Fallon - Gallery Press collection, circa 1967-1998
Robert W. Woodruff Library
Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library
Atlanta, GA 30322
Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8z8zw
Table of Contents
|Title:||Peter Fallon - Gallery Press collection, circa 1967-1998|
|Call Number:||Manuscript Collection No. 817|
|Extent:||124.5 linear ft. (224 boxes) and 127 oversized papers (OP)|
|Abstract:||Personal and literary papers of Irish poet and publisher Peter Fallon, as well as the archives of the Gallery Press.|
|Language:||Materials entirely in English.|
Restrictions on access
Special restrictions apply: Collection stored off-site. Researchers must contact MARBL in advance to access this collection.
Subseries 2.2. and Series 8: Letters by Seamus Heaney are closed to researchers.
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All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction. Information on copyright (literary rights) available from repository.
Related Materials in This Repository
Ciaran Carson papers, Ted Hughes papers, Michael Longley papers, Medbh McGuckian papers, Derek Mahon papers, Paul Muldoon papers, Desmond O'Grady papers, Frank Ormsby papers, and James Simmons papers.
[after identification of item(s)], Peter Fallon - Gallery Press collection, Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.
Processed by Katie Long, Robin Connor, Ryan Lynch, Student Processing Assistants, 2000.
Biographical or Historical Note
Peter Fallon, poet, editor and publisher, was born in Germany in 1951 but spent his early years on a farm in County Meath, Ireland. He graduated in 1975 with a B.A. in English Language and Literature and an H.Dip. Ed from Trinity College. In 1970, at the age of eighteen, he founded The Gallery Press that has published poems and plays by the Ireland’s finest established and emerging authors. The Gallery Press is recognised as the pre-eminent literary publishing house in Ireland. Among the writers it publishes are John Banville, Ciaran Carson, Medbh McGuckian, Derek Mahon, John Montague, Nuala Ní Dhomhnaill, and the playwright Brian Friel. The press has also published books by Paul Durcan, Seamus Heaney, and Paul Muldoon.
Fallon first began touring the United States, Europe, and Japan in 1972 and has since given readings, lectures and workshops at over one hundred colleges and universities. In 1976-1977 he served as poet-in-residence at Deerfield Academy in Massachusetts and in 1979 Fallon was the International Poet-in-Residence in the Indiana Public Schools. Fallon acted as fiction editor at the O'Brien press from 1980-1985. The National Arts Council of Ireland awarded Fallon an Arts Council bursary in 1981. In 1990 he and Derek Mahon edited The Penguin Book of Contemporary Irish Poetry. Peter Fallon's own collections of poems include The Speaking Stones, Winter Work, The News and Weather, Eye to Eye, and News Of the World: Selected and New Poems. A selection of his poems, News of the World: Selected Poems, was published in the United States by Wake Forest University Press.
Scope and Content Note
The collection contains the records of The Gallery Press and Peter Fallon from ca. 1967-1998. The records include literary manuscripts, correspondence files, subject files, printed material, and photographs.
Organized into eight series: (1) Literary manuscripts, (2) Correspondence, (3) Peter Fallon, (4) Subject files, (5) Printed material, (6) Photographs, (7) Ephemera, and (8) Unprocessed additions.
- After Hours Books.
- Deerfield Press.
- Gallery Press (Loughcrew, Ireland)
- O'Brien Press.
- Tara Telephone.
- American poetry--20th century.
- English drama--Irish authors--20th century.
- English literature--Irish authors--20th century.
- English poetry--Irish authors--20th century.
- Irish poetry--20th century.
- Poets, American--20th century.
- Poets, Irish--20th century.
- Publishers and publishing--Ireland.
- Series 1: Literary manuscripts, 1969-1998
- Series 2: Correspondence, ca. 1967-1998
- Series 3: Peter Fallon personal papers, ca. 1968-1998
- Series 4: Subject files, 1977-1996
- Series 5: Printed material, 1960s-1990s
- Series 6: Photographs
- Series 7: Ephemera
- Series 8: Unprocessed additions