Subseries 2.2a
Collected poems, 1973-2009
Boxes 12-16, 50-54; OP1

The Insular Celts (1973)
Box Folder Content
12 1 "The Garden by Night: for Daria," TS [included with the Belfast Group Worksheets 1971-1972 [See also Series 5: Belfast Group Worksheets]
12 2 "Interior with Weaver," TS [included with the Belfast Group Worksheets 1971-1972 [See also Series 5: Belfast Group Worksheets] [some TS also filed by Carson with materials from The New Estate]
- - "The Island Revisited," TS [See Series 5: Belfast Group Worksheets]
- - "Letter from Alaska," TS [See Series 5: Belfast Group Worksheets]
12 3 "O'Carolan's Complaint," TS [fragment] [originally filed by Carson with materials from The New Estate]
12 4 "St. Ciaran's Island," TS [originally filed by Carson with materials from The New Estate]
12 5 "Wheel," MS and TS [originally filed by Carson with materials from The New Estate] [See also Series 5: Belfast Group Worksheets]
The New Estate (1976)
12 6 "Belleek," TS [See also Subseries 2.2: The New Estate, "To a married Sister"]
12 7 "The Bomb Disposal," TS
12 8 "Collecting Stamps," MS
12 9 "Fishes in a Chinese Restaurant," TS
12 10 "The Half-Moon Lake," TS
12 11 "The Holiday," TS
12 12 "Moving In," TS
12 13 "The New Estate," MS and TS
12 14 "Sickness," MS
12 15 "Soot," TS [variant titles: "Visiting the Sick," "Falling Asleep Thinking of Gowns"]
12 16 "To Margaret," MS and TS [See also Subseries 2.2: Uncollected Poems, "Snow"]
12 17 "To a Married Sister," TS [variant title: "The Married Sister"]
12 18 "Visiting the Dead," TS
The Lost Explorer (1978)
12 19 "Africa," TS
12 20 "East of Cairo," MS and TS
12 21 "The Great Fitzpatrick," MS and TS
12 22 "Great-Grandmother," TS [variant title: "An Early Photograph"] [See also Subseries 2.2: Uncollected Poems, "First Times"]
12 23 "The Incredible Shrinking Man," TS
12 24 "The Patchwork Quilt," TS
12 25 "The Rosary Rally," MS [variant title: "The Great Rosary Rally"]
12 26 "Smithfield," MS and TS [variant title: "Brothers"] [original MS filed by Carson with materials from The New Estate]
12 27 "Twine," TS
12 28 "Visitors," MS and TS
The Irish for No (1987)
12 29 "Army," TS [variant title: "Then Three Were None "]
12 30 "Asylum," TS
12 31 "August 1969," TS
12 32 "Belfast Confetti," TS [See also Subseries 2.2: Belfast Confetti, "Ambition"]
12 33 "Box," TS
12 34 "Calvin Klein's Obsession," TS
12 35 "Cocktails," TS
12 36 "Dresden," TS
12 37 "Exile's Club," TS
12 38 "Judgement," TS
12 39 "Linear B," TS
12 40 "Night Patrol," TS
12 41 "Patchwork," TS
12 42 "Slate Street School," TS
12 43 "Smithfield Market," TS
12 44 "Snowball," TS
12 45 "33333," TS
12 46 "Travellers," MS and TS
12 47 "Two Winos," TS
12 48 "Whatever Sleep It Is," TS
12 49 The Irish for No, part two early typescript "drafts" with Tess Gallagher's annotations
12 50 The Irish for No, part one, typescript [photocopy]
12 51 The Irish for No, part two typescript [photocopy]
12 52 The Irish for No, part three typescript [photocopy]
12 53 The Irish for No, section title pages typescript
The New Estate and Other Poems (1988)
13 1 "The Alhambra," MS [originally filed by Carson with materials from The New Estate]
13 2 "Dunne," MS and TS
13 3 "Epitaph," TS [variant title: "Epitaphs;" includes numbered sections variously entitled: "The Lost Girl" and "Epitaph"] [originally filed by Carson with materials from The New Estate] [See also Subseries 2.2: The New Estate, "Collecting Stamps"] The New Estate, "Collecting Stamps"]
13 4 "Grandfather," TS [originally filed by Carson with materials from The Lost Explorer]
13 5 "Post," TS [variant title: "Waste"]
13 6 "Stitch," TS
Belfast Confetti (1989)
13 7 "All the Better to See You With," MS and TS [variant title: "Dream Wedding"]
13 8 "Ambition," TS
13 9 "Barfly," TS
13 10 "Bed-Time Story," MS and TS
13 11 "Farset," MS
13 12 "Gate," MS and TS [variant title: "33 University Road / Street"] [See also Subseries 2.2: Belfast Confetti, "All the Better to See You With" and "Last Orders"]
13 13 "Hairline Crack," TS
13 14 "Hamlet," MS and TS [variant titles: "Hamlet's Father's Helmet," and "The Meaning of the Falls Road"] [See also Subseries 2.2: The Irish for No, "A Ghost Story"]
- - "The Heart," [See Subseries 2.2: Belfast Confetti, "The Mouth" and Belfast Confetti, TS with corrections] Belfast Confetti, TS with corrections]
13 15 "Jawbox," TS [variant title: "Belfast Sink"]
13 16 "John Ruskin in Belfast," TS
13 17 "Jump Leads," MS
13 18 "The Knee,' TS
13 19 "Last Orders," TS [variant title: "The Hole in the Wall"] [Subseries 2.2: also Belfast Confetti, "Gate"]
13 20 "Loaf," MS and TS [variant titles: "Sliced Pan Seventeen", "Sliced Pan"]
13 21 "The Mouth," TS
13 22 "Narrative in Black and White," TS [variant title: "Narrative in Black and Red"]
13 23 "Night Out," TS [See also Subseries 2.2: Uncollected Poems, "Snowstorm"]
13 24 "Punctuation," MS and TS [variant title: "Crossfire"]
13 25 "Queen's Gambit,' MS and TS [variant title: "Big Ears"]
13 26 "Schoolboys and Idlers of Pompeii," [research material] [See also Subseries 2.2: Uncollected Poems, "Alphabet City"]
13 27 "Snow," TS
13 28 "Yes," TS
13 29 Belfast Confetti, jacket blurb / volume introduction, MS
13 30 Belfast Confetti, research materials and other notes [from notebook No. 3],
13 31 Belfast Confetti, table of contents, MS and TS
13 32 Belfast Confetti, typescript with corrections [includes uncollected poems]
13 33 Belfast Confetti, typescript with corrections
First Language (1994)
14 1 "The Albatross," TS
14 2 "All Souls," TS
14 3 "Apparat," MS and TS
14 4 "Ark of the Covenant," MS
14 5 "Bagpipe Music," TS [for Guinn Batten]
14 6 "The Ballad of HMS Belfast," MS and TS [variant title: "The Voyages of H.M.S. Belfast"]
14 7 "The Brain of Edward Carson," TS
14 8 "Contract," MS and TS [variant title: "Apparat"]
14 9 "Correspondances," MS and TS
14 10 "A Date Called Eat Me," MS
14 11 "Drunk Boat," MS and TS
14 12 "58," MS and TS [variant title: "Squeegee"]
14 13 "Four Sonnets," MS and TS [variant title for sonnet No. 1: "Early Days" and "Sonnet"; for sonnet No. 3: "The One Before the First One"; for sonnet No. 4: "Number Three"]
14 14 "From the Welsh," MS and TS [1972-1993]
14 15 "Grass," MS and TS
14 16 "Latitude 38 S," MS and TS [variant titles: "Down Under," "To Orpheus," "Flak Jacket"] [See also Subseries 2.3: After Ovid, "Down Under," corrected galley proofs]
14 17 "On Not Remembering Some Lines of a Song," MS and TS
14 18 "Opus 14," MS and TS
14 19 "Opus Operandi," notes, MS and TS
14 20 "Ovid: Metamorphoses, V, 529-550,"TS [See also Subseries 2.3: After Ovid, "Ascalaphus" corrected galley proofs] After Ovid, "Ascalaphus" corrected galley proofs]
14 21 "Ovid: Metamorphoses, XIII, 439-575," TS with notes by Tess Gallagher [See also Subseries 2.3: After Ovid, "Hecuba" corrected galley proofs] After Ovid, "Hecuba" corrected galley proofs]
14 22 "Ovid: Metamorphoses, XIII, 576-619," [See also Subseries 2.3: After Ovid, "Aurora and Memnon" corrected galley proofs] After Ovid, "Aurora and Memnon" corrected galley proofs]
14 23 "Second Language," TS
14 24 "Second Nature," MS and TS [includes MS in Irish of Seán Ó Ríordáin's "Malairt," dated Christmas 1995; verso contains MS copy of Emily Dickinson's Poem 465, "I heard a fly buzz"]
14 25 "Sonnet," MS and TS
14 26 "Tak, Tak," MS and TS
OP1 - "Tak, Tak," proof for TLS publication, 31 September 1993.
14 27 "Two to Tango," TS
14 28 First Language, table of contents; list of drafts from Carson's folders
14 29 First Language, corrected TS [self-bound]
14 30 First Language, corrected TS with comments by Tess Gallagher and ALS, 13 September 1993
14 31 First Language, jacket galley proof, with ALS from Peter Fallon
14 32 First Language, corrected proof
Letters from the Alphabet (1995)
14 33 Letters from the Alphabet, corrected typescript
Opera Et Cetera (1996)
"Alibi"
- - "Alibi," MS and TS [See Subseries 2.3: When the Tunnels Meet]
- - "Bird," MS and TS [See Subseries 2.3: When the Tunnels Meet]
- - "Cortege," MS and TS [See Subseries 2.3: When the Tunnels Meet]
- - "Me and My Cousin," MS and TS [See Subseries 2.3: When the Tunnels Meet]
- - "The News," MS [See Subseries 2.3: When the Tunnels Meet]
- - "A Pair," TS [See Subseries 2.3: When the Tunnels Meet]
- - "The Poet as Snow-Merchant," MS and TS [See Subseries 2.3: When the Tunnels Meet]
- - "Siege," MS and TS [See Subseries 2.3: When the Tunnels Meet]
- - "The Words," MS and TS [See Subseries 2.3: When the Tunnels Meet]
"Opera"
15 1 "Hotel," MS
15 2 "Papa," TS
15 3 "Zulu," TS
15 4 "Opera," MS [sequence contents; list of dedications]
15 5 Opera Et Cetera, research materials
15 6 Opera Et Cetera, notes and word lists [homophones and etymologies]
15 7 Opera Et Cetera, corrected typescript [self-bound]
15 8 Opera Et Cetera, corrected typescript with letter to Peter Fallon, 4 January 1996
15 9 Opera Et Cetera, corrected proof
15 10 Sport, corrected proofs of poems from "Opera" in Opera Et Cetera, with TLS from Fergus Barrowman, 13 February 1996 Opera Et Cetera, with TLS from Fergus Barrowman, 13 February 1996
The Twelfth of Never (1998)
15 11 "1798," TS [variant title: "Eglantine"]
15 12 "1998,' TS
15 13 "Adelaide Halt," TS
15 14 "The Ambassadors," TS
15 15 "The Arterial Route," TS [variant titles: "Artery", "Zen Archery"]
15 16 "Banana Tree," TS [variant title: "Banana"]
15 17 "Banners," TS
15 18 "Belladonna," TS
15 19 "The Blue Shamrock," TS
15 20 "Catmint Tea," TS [See also Series 1: Correspondence, August 28, 1998, from the Chicago Review]
15 21 "Clonmel Jail," TS
15 22 "Con Script," TS [variant title: "Conscript"]
15 23 "Crack," TS [variant title: "Hemp"]
15 24 "Dancers," TS
15 25 "Digitalis," TS
15 26 "The Display Case," TS
15 27 "Drops of Brandy," TS
15 28 "Envoy," TS
15 29 "Fairground Music," TS [variant title: "Ghost Train"]
15 30 "Fear," TS
15 31 "February Fourteen," TS
15 32 "Found," TS
15 33 "From the Horse's Mouth," TS
15 34 "Fuji Film," TS
15 35 "The Groves of Blarney," TS [variant title: "Glockamorra"]
15 36 "Hippocrene," TS
15 37 "The Irish Exile Michael Hinds," TS[variant titles: "Michael Hinds", "The Irish Exile"]
15 38 "Jarrow," TS
15 39 "Heart of Oak," TS
15 40 "Legions of the Dead," TS
15 41 "Let Erin Remember," TS
15 42 "The Lily Rally," TS [variant title: "Mouth Music"]
15 43 "Lir," TS
15 44 "The Londonderry Air," TS
15 45 "Lord Gregory," TS
15 46 "Milk of Paradise," TS [See also Series 1: Correspondence, August 28, 1998, from the Chicago Review]
15 47 "Mountain Dew," TS [variant title: "Diminuendo"]
15 48 "Mustard," TS
15 49 "Nine Hostages," TS
15 50 "No Tengo Mas Que Darte," TS
15 51 "Paddy's Knapsack," TS [variant title: "Sergeant Bourgogne's Knapsack"]
15 52 "Picador," TS
15 53 "Planxty Miss Dickinson," TS [variant title: "It"]
15 54 "Planxty Patrick Connors," TS
15 55 "The Poppy Battle," TS
15 56 "The Rising of the Moon," TS
15 57 "The Rising Sun," TS
15 58 "Saké," TS
15 59 "Salt of the Earth," TS
15 60 "Sayers, or, Both Saw Wonders," TS [variant title: "Sayers"]
15 61 "Sod of Death," TS
15 62 "Spenser's Ireland," TS
15 63 "Spot the Wallop," TS [variant title: "They Seek Him There"] [See also Series 1: Correspondence, August 28, 1998, from the Chicago Review]
15 64 "Spraying the Potatoes," TS [variant title: "Blue Potato Spray"]
15 65 "Sunderland and Spencer," TS
15 66 "The Tailor's Twist," TS
15 67 "Tib's Eve," TS
15 68 "The Tobacco and Salt Museum," TS
15 69 "Trooping the Colors," TS
15 70 "Twelfth Day," TS
15 71 "Wallop the Spot," TS [variant title: "And Did You See My Love?"]
15 72 "Who Ploughed the Lowlands Low," TS [variant title: "Blue and True"]
15 73 "The Wind that Shakes the Barley," TS
15 74 "Wolf Hill," TS [note: this typescript was included with "drafts" of The Alexandrine Plan]
15 75 "Wrap the Green Flag Round Me," TS [variant title: "Hannibal Crossing the Alps"]
15 76 "The Year of the French," TS [variant title: "Under the Pyramids"]
16 1 "Yellow," TS
16 2 The Twelfth of Never, typescript "First Draft" with corrections
16 3 The Twelfth of Never, typescript with corrections and commentaries by Carson and Peter Fallon
16 4 The Twelfth of Never, typescript with corrections and commentaries by Tess Gallagher, with TLS 30 January 1998 and 1 February 1998
16 5 The Twelfth of Never, typescript with corrections and commentaries by Tess Gallagher, [See also Series 1: TLS from Gallagher 5 April 1998]
16 6 The Twelfth of Never, galley proofs
16 7 The Twelfth of Never, galley proofs
16 8 The Twelfth of Never, cover image [Picador]
The Ballad of HMS Belfast (1999)
16 9 The Ballad of HMS Belfast, research materials [clippings]
16 10 The Ballad of HMS Belfast, draft of table of contents
16 11 The Ballad of HMS Belfast, photocopies of poems from published volumes
16 12 The Ballad of HMS Belfast, corrected proofs
16 13 The Ballad of HMS Belfast, cover image [Picador edition]
Breaking News (2003)
50 7 "Belfast," TS
50 8 "Blink," TS
50 9 "Breaking," TS [variant titles: "Alert," "Stop," "News"]
50 10 "Campaign," TS
50 11 "Detail," TS
50 12 "Edward Hopper: Early Sunday Morning, 1930," TS
50 13 "The Forgotten City," TS
50 14 "Francisco Goya: The Third of May 1808, 1814," TS
50 15 "The Gladstone Bar circa 1954," TS
50 16 "Harvest," TS
50 17 "Home," TS
50 18 "Horse at Balaklava, 1854"
50 19 "The Indian Mutiny," TS [variant title: "Lucknow"]
16 14 "In St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin," MS
50 20 "In St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin," TS, February 2002
50 21 "Last Effect," TS
50 22 "Minus," TS and notes
50 23 "News," TS [variant titles: "After," "Press," "Breaking"]
50 24 "Shop Fronts," TS [variant title: "Chemist, Tobacconist"]
16 15 "Siege," TS
50 25 "Skip," TS
50 26 "Some Uses of a Dead Horse," TS, 22 January 2002
50 27 "Spin Cycle," TS
- - "Spin Cycle 2" [see "Spin Cycle"]
50 28 "Théodore Géricault: Farrier's Signboard, 1814," TS
50 29 "War," TS
50 30 "The War Correspondent," TS and notes, 23 June 1999-2 July 1999 (parts 1-7) [incorporated into Breaking News January-February 2002]
50 31 "Waste Not," TS
51 1 "Wire," TS
16 16 Breaking News, TS ["first round"] with commentaries by Tess Gallagher and Carson's responses; also includes ALS from TG to CC (11 February 2002), TLS from CC to TG (19 February 2002)
16 17 Breaking News, TS ["second round"] with commentaries by Tess Gallagher and Carson's responses; also includes TLS from TG, 5 March 2002
16 18 Breaking News, TS ["third round"] with commentaries by Tess Gallagher; also includes APCS, 25 March 2002
51 2 Breaking News, TS, fair copy, circa 2002
51 3 Breaking News, page proofs, 16 January 2003
51 4 Breaking News, proofs from Wake Forest, February 2003
51 5 Breaking News, table of contents and notes, 2001-2002
51 6 Breaking News, blurb, no date
For All We Know (2008)
51 7 "L'Air du Temps," Part Two, TS
51 8 "The Assignation," Part One, TS and notes [variant titles: "Wenceslas" and "Under Cover"] [see also "Reboubt," Part One]
51 9 "The Assignation," Part Two, TS
51 10 "Before," Part One, TS [variant title: "Swap"]
51 11 "Collaboration," Part One, TS and notes [variant title: "Résistance"]
51 12 "Corrigendum," Part One, TS [variant title: "Hotel Scribe"]
51 13 "Corrigendum," Part Two, TS
51 14 "Fall," Part Two, TS
51 15 "From Your Notebook," Part One, TS
51 16 "From Your Notebook," Part Two, MS and TS
51 17 "Hotel del Mar," Part Two, TS
51 18 "In the Dark," Part Two, TS
51 19 "Never Never," Part One, MS and TS
51 20 "Never Never," Part Two, TS
51 21 "On the Contrary," Part One, TS [variant title: "Apples in Winter"]
51 22 "On the Contrary," Part Two, TS
51 23 "Pas de Deux," Part Two, TS
51 24 "Prelude and Fugue," Part One, MS
51 25 "Prelude and Fugue," Part Two, TS
51 26 "Proposal," Part Two, TS
51 27 "Redoubt," Part One, TS [with manuscript of "The Assignation"]
51 28 "Redoubt," Part Two, TS
51 29 "Revolution," Part Two, TS
51 30 "Rue Daguerre," Part Two, TS
51 31 "Second Hand," Part One, TS
51 32 "Second Hand," Part Two, TS
51 33 "Second Take," Part One, TS
51 34 "Second Take," Part Two, TS
51 35 "Second Time Round," Part One, TS [variant title: "A Couple of Words"]
51 36 "Second Time Round," Part Two, TS [variant title: "A Couple of Words"]
51 37 "The Story of the Chevalier," Part Two, TS
51 38 "The Story of Madame Chevalier," Part Two, TS
51 39 "Through," Part Two, TS and notes
51 40 "To," Part One, TS
51 41 "Treaty," Part One, TS
51 42 "Treaty," Part Two, TS [variant title: "On the Contrary"]
51 43 For All We Know, correspondence, July-August 2006
51 44 For All We Know, TS, numbered fragments from Part One
51 45 For All We Know, TS, numbered fragments from Part Two
51 46 For All We Know, TS with commentary from Tess Gallagher, 15 May 2007
51 47 For All We Know, TS, circa April-May 2007
51 48 For All We Know, TS, June 2007
51 49 For All We Know, TS, 27 June 2007
51 50 For All We Know, TS, circa August 2007 [incomplete]
51 51 For All We Know, TS, "Part 1"
52 1 For All We Know, TS, "Part 2," 29 August 2007 [incomplete]
52 2 For All We Know, TS, 6 November 2007 [1 of 2]
52 3 For All We Know, TS, 6 November 2007 [2 of 2]
52 4 For All We Know, TS, "First Fair Copy"
52 5 For All We Know, proofs from Wake Forest, December 2007
52 6 For All We Know, proofs from Gallery Press, 8 December 2007
52 7 For All We Know, proofs from Gallery Press, circa 2008
52 8 For All We Know, table of contents and notes
52 9 For All We Know, blurb
On the Night Watch (2009)
52 10 "As Arrows," TS
52 11 "As I Was Saying," TS
52 12 "As a Siren Wails," TS
52 13 "Ask Not," TS
52 14 "At Binsey," TS
52 15 "At the Interface," TS [variant title: "At the Intersection"]
52 16 "Aubade," TS
52 17 "Behind the Screen," TS
52 18 "Bells Sound," TS [variant title: "Midi"]
52 19 "Blip & Echo," TS
52 20 "Break Time," TS
52 21 "But Still," TS
52 22 "The Clock," TS
52 23 "Come In," TS
52 24 "Come What May," TS
52 25 "Euphrasia," TS
52 26 "The Floor," TS and notes [variant title: "Urlár: a Gloss 2"]
52 27 "From in Behind," TS
52 28 "From the Larynx," TS
52 29 "From His Pedestal," TS
52 30 "Globe of Death," TS
52 31 "Holding On To," TS
52 32 "How Long," MS and TS [variant title: "Practice"]
52 33 "I Ask Myself," TS
53 1 "I Looked into That," TS
53 2 "I Met Him Yesterday," TS
53 3 "I Remember," TS
53 4 "I Tell You," TS
53 5 "I Tried to Get You," TS
53 6 "In Babylon," TS
53 7 "In Braille or Morse," TS
53 8 "In Parenthesis," TS
53 9 "It Is," TS [variant title: "Insomnia"]
53 10 "It's Called Needles," TS
53 11 "The Knife," TS
53 12 "Let Us Go Then," TS
53 13 "Matins," TS
53 14 "My Head Cocked," TS [variant title: "Head Count"]
53 15 "My Plummet," TS [variant title: "With My Plummet"]
53 16 "On the Examination Table," TS
53 17 "On Going," TS
53 18 "Operation Imminent," TS
53 19 "The Other," TS [variant title: "All-Clear"]
53 20 "The Pips Were On," TS
53 21 "The Ploughman Sings," TS
53 22 "Rank," TS
53 23 "The Reckoning That Is," TS
53 24 "Remembering Being," TS [variant title: "Tap"]
53 25 "She Belongs To," TS
53 26 "Siren," TS
53 27 "Snow," TS
53 28 "The Storm Without," TS
53 29 "Stumbling," TS
53 30 "There Was," TS
53 31 "This Bullet," TS
53 32 "This Cauldron," TS
53 33 "This Device," TS
53 34 "To Get to the Dark," TS
53 35 "Transfixed," TS
53 36 "The TV," TS
53 37 "Upon Seeing You," TS
53 38 "Were I to Add," TS [variant titles: "Sum" and "School"]
53 39 "What Then," TS
53 40 "With My Head on a Stone," TS
53 41 "X Marks the Spot," TS
53 42 "Yesterday," TS
53 43 "You Gave Me," TS
53 44 "You Know the Code," TS
53 45 On the Night Watch, TS, 12 July 2008
53 46 On the Night Watch, TS, 15 July 2008
53 47 On the Night Watch, TS, "Drafts"
53 48 On the Night Watch, TS, "First Fair Copy"
54 1 On the Night Watch, TS, "Second Fair Copy"
54 2 On the Night Watch, TS, early sequence [beginning with "From in Behind"]
54 3 On the Night Watch, TS, numbered fragments, circa July 2008
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