Series 2
Writings, 1982-2010
Boxes 3 - 15 and OP1-3

Scope and Content Note

The series consists of writings by Duffy from 1982-2010. The series primarily includes draft typescripts, manuscripts, illustrations and page proofs of Duffy's published works of poetry and children's books, such as Feminine Gospels (2002), Love Poems (2009), Rapture (2005), The World's Wife (1999), Doris the Giant (2004), The Good Child's Guide to Rock 'n' Roll (2003), The Lost Happy Endings (2006), Mrs. Scrooge (2009), The Tear Thief (2007) and Underwater Farmyard (2002). Duffy is known for taking a strong feminist approach to the themes of love, loss, dislocation and nostalgia. Her works for children include unconventional interpretations of myths and fairy-tales, known for their humorous and dark approaches to difficult childhood themes. Stylistically, she is known for her use of dramatic monologue.

The series also contains materials relating to Duffy's edited works and compilations, such as poetry selections and notes for Answering Back; Hand in Hand: An Anthology of Love Poems; Out of Fashion; and Overheard on a Saltmarsh. Other writings in this series are uncollected and unpublished poems; a small collection of notebooks that contain poetry drafts; play scripts; poetry, prefaces, and introductions contributed by Duffy to other works; and materials relating to Duffy's translation of Mozart's The Magic Flute and her musical production entitled The Manchester Carols. Many of the notebooks in the series were processed shortly after the original acquisition of this collection in 1999; as such, the description for those notebooks is more detailed than for those in subsequent additions. The overall content of the notebooks is similar, however.

The series also includes a small collection of writings by other poets and authors, such as Duffy's collaborator the Welsh poet Gillian Clarke, and Blackbird Singing, a manuscript of Paul McCartney's poems.

Arrangement Note

Arranged by writing type, then in alphabetical order.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Special restrictions apply: Printed or manuscript music in this collection that is still under copyright protection and is not in the Public Domain may not be photocopied or photographed. Researchers must provide written authorization from the copyright holder to request copies of these materials.

Collected poetry
Box Folder Content
3 1 The Citybus, typescript, 1993
- - Feminine Gospels, cover mock-ups, Picador, circa 2004 [See New Selected Poems, cover mock-ups, Picador, circa 2004]
3 2 Feminine Gospels, typescript, December 13, 2001
- - Love Poems, cover mock-ups, Picador, circa 2004 [See New Selected Poems, cover mock-ups, Picador, circa 2004]
3 3 Love Poems, page proofs, Picador, November 2, 2009
3 4 Mean Time, typescript, 1993
3 5 New and Collected Poems for Children, typescript, circa 2006
OP1 1 New and Collected Poems for Children, page proofs with annotations, Faber and Faber, June 17, 2009
3 6 New Selected Poems, cover mock-ups, Picador, circa 2004
3 7 New Selected Poems, draft table of contents, circa 2010
3 8 New Selected Poems, manuscript, June 8, 2004 [1 of 2]
3 9 New Selected Poems, manuscript, June 8, 2004 [2 of 2]
3 10 New Selected Poems, manuscript, circa 2004 [annotated] [1 of 2]
3 11 New Selected Poems, manuscript, circa 2004 [annotated] [2 of 2]
3 12 New Selected Poems, manuscript, circa 2004 [not annotated] [1 of 2]
4 1 New Selected Poems, manuscript, circa 2004 [not annotated] [2 of 2]
4 2 New Selected Poems, page proofs, Picador, 2004 [incomplete set of page proofs]
4 3 The Pamphlet, manuscript, 1998
4 4 The Pamphlet, page proofs, Anvil Press, September 1, 1998
4 5 The Pamphlet, page proofs, Anvil Press, September 5, 1998
4 6 Rapture, book cover mock-up, 2004
4 7 Rapture, cover designs, 2005
- - Rapture, cover mock-ups, Picador, circa 2004 [See New Selected Poems, cover mock-ups, Picador, circa 2004]
4 8 Rapture, manuscript, 2003
4 9 Rapture, manuscripts, 2004
4 10 Rapture, page proofs, Picador, May 12, 2005
4 11 The Salmon Carol Ann Duffy, cover proofs, 1999
4 12 The Salmon Carol Ann Duffy, page proofs, Salmon Publishing, April 5, 2000
4 13 Selected Poems, cover mock-ups, Penguin, 2009
4 14 A Woman's Guide to Gambling, pamphlet with annotations by Duffy, 2001 [includes copies of poems published in pamphlet]
- - The World's Wife, cover mock-ups, Picador, circa 2004 [See New Selected Poems, cover mock-ups, Picador, circa 2004]
4 15 The World's Wife, Faber and Faber launch information, September 17, 1999
5 1 The World's Wife, manuscript, August 1, 2000
5 2 The World's Wife, mock-ups, cover and blurb, 1999
5 3 The World's Wife, proof, no date
5 4 The World's Wife, typescript, no date [1 of 2]
5 5 The World's Wife, typescript, no date [2 of 2]
5 6 The World's Wife, typescript, book jacket, 1999
Uncollected poetry
5 7 "Foreign," includes proposed illustration by Rebecca Forster, 1993
5 8 Poems, A-L
5 9 Poems, M-W
OP1 2 "Yes," page proof, March 14, 2000
Children's books
OP1 3 Another Night before Christmas, page proofs, May 2005 [2 copies]
6 1 Bad Bad Agatha, typescripts, no date
6 2 Beasts and Beauties, manuscript, Faber and Faber, August 5, 2004
6 3 Beasts and Beauties, typescripts, circa 2004
6 4 Dog, typescript, no date
6 5 Doris the Giant, final page proofs, Puffin Books, 2004
6 6 Doris the Giant, page proofs, Puffin Books, 2003
6 7 Doris the Giant, page proofs, Puffin Books, May 8, 2005
6 8 Doris the Giant, typescript, circa 2003
- - Doris the Giant, typescripts, no date [See Bad Bad Agatha, typescripts, no date]
- - The Ferryloupers, typescripts, no date [See Bad Bad Agatha, typescripts, no date]
6 9 The Good Child's Guide to Rock 'n' Roll, cover mock-up, no date
6 10 The Good Child's Guide to Rock 'n' Roll, illustrations by Emily Feaver, no date
6 11 The Good Child's Guide to Rock 'n' Roll, notes, no date
6 12 The Good Child's Guide to Rock 'n' Roll, typescript, no date
6 13 The Good Child's Guide to Rock 'n' Roll, typescript and illustrations, 2002
6 14 The Hat, "The Fruits, the Vegetables, the Flowers and the Trees," page proofs, 2007
6 15 The Hat, "The Fruits, the Vegetables, the Flowers and the Trees," typescript, circa 2007
6 16 The Hat, typescript, circa 2007 [1 of 2]
6 17 The Hat, typescript, circa 2007 [2 of 2]
6 18 Illustration samples, Hess, Paul, and Vincent Nguyen, no date
7 1 The Laughter of Stafford Girls' High, notes and research, May 25, 2001
7 2 The Laughter of Stafford Girls' High, rehearsal script, BBC Radio 4, produced by Graham Frost, September 29, 2004
7 3 The Laughter of Stafford Girls' High, typescripts, circa 2000-2001
7 4 The Laughter of Stafford Girls' High, typescript, January 23, 2001
7 5 The Laughter of Stafford Girls' High, typescripts 1-4, circa 2001
OP1 4 The Lost Happy Endings, page proofs with handwritten comments, circa 2006
- - The Lost Happy Endings, typescripts, no date [See Bad Bad Agatha, typescripts, no date]
7 6 Meeting Midnight, manuscripts, circa 1999
7 7 Meeting Midnight, page proofs, Faber and Faber, March 26, 1999
7 8 Meeting Midnight, typescripts and manuscripts, 1997-1998
7 9 Moon Zoo, illustrations, August 28, 2002
7 10 Mrs. Scrooge, page proofs, Picador, August 25, 2009
7 11 Mrs. Scrooge, page proofs, Picador, August 28, 2009
7 12 Mrs. Scrooge, page proofs, Simon and Schuster, 2009
7 13 Mrs. Scrooge, typescripts, no date
7 14 The Oldest Girl in the World, illustrations, circa 2000
7 15 The Oldest Girl in the World, manuscript, August 2, 2000
7 16 The Oldest Girl in the World, typescript, circa 2000
OP1 5 The Princess's Blankets, cover design, circa 2009
OP1 6 The Princess's Blankets, page proofs with handwritten comments, December 2008
OP1 7 The Princess's Blankets, page proofs, Templar Publishing, April 2008
OP2 1 The Princess's Blankets, page proofs, Templar Publishing, February 2008
OP1 8 The Princess's Blankets, page proofs, Templar Publishing, August 2007
OP2 2 The Princess's Blankets, page proofs with annotations, Templar Publishing November 2005
8 1 Queen Munch and Queen Nibble, draft manuscripts, 1999
OP3 1 Queen Munch and Queen Nibble, illustrations, May 2005
OP3 2 Queen Munch and Queen Nibble, illustrations, no date
8 2 Queen Munch and Queen Nibble, notes, 2000
8 3 Queen Munch and Queen Nibble, spread suggestions, 2000
8 4 Rumpelstiltskin and Other Grimm Tales, illustrations, December 23, 1998
OP3 3 The Skipping Rope Snake, illustration proofs, July 2002
8 5 The Skipping Rope Snake, notes, no date
8 6 The Stolen Childhood and Other Dark Fairy Tales, "Invisible," typescript of short story, circa 2002
8 7 The Stolen Childhood and Other Dark Fairy Tales, "A Little Girl," typescript of short story, circa 2002
8 8 The Stolen Childhood and Other Dark Fairy Tales, page proofs, Penguin, May 16, 2003
8 9 The Stolen Childhood and Other Dark Fairy Tales, "The Stolen Childhood," typescript of short story, circa 2002
- - The Stolen Childhood and Other Dark Fairy Tales, typescripts, no date [See Bad Bad Agatha, typescripts, no date]
8 10 The Tear Thief, draft illustrations by Nicoletta Ceccoli, July 6, 2006
8 11 The Tear Thief, manuscript, August 11, 2006
8 12 The Tear Thief, note, circa 2006
8 13 The Tear Thief, page proofs, October 3, 2006
- - The Tear Thief, typescripts, no date [See Bad Bad Agatha, typescripts, no date]
OP3 4 Underwater Farmyard, illustrations, circa 2002
OP3 5 Underwater Farmyard, illustration proofs, circa 2002
8 14 Underwater Farmyard, spread suggestions, August 17, 2000
8 15 Underwater Farmyard, typescript, incomplete, no date
Notebooks
8 16 January 1985-March 1985, 99 pp. Multiple titled and untitled drafts of poems, including drafts of "Debt," "Ink on Paper," "Saying Something," "Education for Leisure," "Ash Wednesday 1984," "Lovebirds," "Woman Seated in the Underground," "A Provincial Party, 1956," "Someone Else's Daughter," "Human Interest," "The B Movie," "Dreaming of Somewhere Else;" "Recognition" untitled prose piece, 11 February 1985 ("Although it is now evident that I have been passed over..."); notes for long circa 1950s poem; drafts of children's poems; and other unidentified prose.
8 17 April 1985-June 1985, circa 80 pp. Multiple titled and untitled manuscript drafts of poems, including drafts of "The Professor of Philosophy Attempts Prayer," "The Tory Candidate, On the Eve of the General Election, Gets Down on His Knees," " The Bore's Prayer," "An Old Atheist Places His Last Bet," "The Prayer of the Magician's Assistant," The Lover's Prayer," "The Miser Counts His Blessings," "What the Foetus Thought," "Dies Natalis," "Small Wonder," "Sex," "Ode to the Nightingale," "The Minister's First Poem," "The Race," "The Egg and Spoon Race" [variant title for "The Race"], "And How Are We Today?," Phoning Home," "Wicked," "Model Village," "The Prayer of an Ordinary Citizen Driven Mad By the English Weather," "Psychopath," "Before the Telephone" [variant title for "The Dummy"] "The Dummy;" unidentified poems; notes.
8 18 April 1985-June 1985, 1 sheet laid in. Manuscript list of ten Duffy poems.
8 19 July 1985-November 1985, 94 pp. Multiple titled manuscript drafts of poems, including drafts of "Telephoning Home," "Alf Roberts' Daughter" (for Adrian Mitchell), "Translation," "Money Talks," " The Businessman's First Poem" [variant titles "Commission," and "The Businessman's Love Poem"], "The Darling Letters," "Filmscript for a Poem," "Telegrams" (after P.G.W.), "What the World Said," Scarborough", "A Bit Distant," "Going to Hell in a Handcart," "Yes, Officer," "Composing," "Every Good Boy," "The Brink of Shrieks" (for Mr. Beckett), " Trapped," "Short Stories by the Third Player;" notes, including ideas for poems, book title, and radio play; book lists and other miscellaneous notes.
8 20 July 1985-November 1985, 14 sheets laid in. Manuscript drafts of poems comprising "What the World Said" (children's work), including drafts of poems for the letters B, C, D, E, F, H, L, N, O, P, Q, V; one untitled poem draft (2 pp.), "No Offense," poem re Carol Ann Duffy by unidentified student.
8 21 November 1985-June 1986, 97 pp. Multiple drafts of titled and untitled manuscripts, including drafts for "Short Stories By the Third Player," "Granada," "Strange Language in Night Fob," "When Poets Die," "A Poetry Reading On the Moon," "Advent Calendar," "Experiment," "Bless Us, Every One," "Into Ourselves Wordless," "One-Eyed Flautist," "The Virgin Punishing the Infant Jesus," "Jane Avril Dancing," "Francis Preaches to the Birds," "Miles Away," "Wheee!," "Green," "Esther's Creative Writing Book," "Postcards," "Blue Poem With Lilac by Someone Else," "Dole Queue, 1986" [variant title for "Signing On" (?)], "William and the Prime Minister," "Homesick," "Searching for Moons," "Haiku," "Only Dreaming," "A Sudden Shower;" "Bless Me Father" (radio script), and notes.
8 22 November 1985-June 1986, 40 sheets laid in. Manuscript and typescript drafts of titled poems, including drafts of "The Sanctuary of Asklepios" [variant title for "Sanctuary"], "Sanctuary," "Homesick," "Only Dreaming," "Wet Dream" [variant title for "Only Dreaming"], "Rehearsal"[script], "Francis Preaches to the Birds," "Jane Arvil Dancing," "Into Ourselves Wordless," "Bless Us, Every One," "When Poets Die," "Searching for Moons," "Short Stories by the Third Player," "Little Women, Big Boys" [a theatre piece for 2 actors], "Sudden Shower"
8 23 June 1986-November 1986, 90 pp. Multiple drafts of titled and untitled poems, including drafts of "Sanctuary," " Fat Sue and Now Voyager," " O.K., Death," "Still Life with Hangover," "Write a Fergie on Poetry," "Summer Rose," "Statement," "Kid's Channel 5," "Secret," "Don't," "Likes and Dislikes," "A Poetry Reading On the Moon," "Advent Calendar," "William Tell and Co.," "Love Letter," " Gossip," "Mouth, With Soap," "I Live Here Now," "Line Drawing," "Plainsong," "Deportation," "All Days, Lost Days," "Selling Manhattan," "Ink Bikinis," "Make That a Large One," "Lovesick," "What's Your Poison?," "Practising Being Dead;" drafts of children's poems; miscellaneous notes.
8 24 November 1986-August 1987, 94 pp. Multiple drafts of titled and untitled poems, including drafts of "Yes, Officer," "Thou," "Question Time," "By Heart," "Foreign," "Weasel Words," "Headlines" [variant title for "Poet for Our Times"], "Poet for Our Times," "Wimbledon Common Durex," "Beethoven's Health," "Noises," "Stealing," "Cursing Song," "Out of Ten," "Warming Her Pearls," "Mrs. Skinner, North Street" [BBC commission], "Gambling Lambs," "Hoover Witch," "Words, Wide Night," "Things of the Morning," "Too Sad," "Only Forget," "Jack Creadle;" drafts of children's poems; notes for radio script and other miscellaneous notes.
8 25 November 1986-August 1987, 16 sheets laid in. Manuscript and typescript drafts of titled and untitled poems, including drafts of "Noises," "Rumors," "Poet for Our Times," "Words, Wide Night," "Mrs. Skinner, North Street," "If Cows Could Tap-Dance," "Warming Her Pearls;" two lists of poems.
8 26 August 1987-October 1988, 83 pp. Multiple drafts of titled and untitled poems, including drafts of "The [?] in Matthew Street," "Eley's Bullet," "Liar," "Telling a Joke," "April Fool," " M-m-memory," "Confession," "Le Pere Lachaise," "Strange Tourism," "M-m-memory (2)" "Émigré," "(Southern Arts)," "Originally," "In Mrs. Tilscher's Class," "Away From Home," "Secrets," "Hoover Witch," "Gossip," "William Tell;" miscellaneous notes; brief diary entries.
9 1 August 1987-October 1988, 17 sheets laid in. Multiple manuscript and typescript drafts of titled and untitled poems, including "Eley's Bullet," "Telling a Joke," " About the Government: A Dinner Party," "Away From Home," "Pay Attention, Grammar."
9 2 November 1988-February 1990, 104 pp. Multiple drafts of titled and untitled poems, including drafts of "Away from Home," "Mrs. Skinner, North Street," "November," "Descendants," "Dream of a Lost Friend," "Who Loves You, " "Kids," "Insults," "Liverpool Wakes" [variant title for "Like This"], "Like This," "Translating the English," "Letter of Introduction," "Survivor," "Write about Happiness," "The Literature Act," "Winter, 1989," "The Legend," "Hard to Say," "An Afternoon With Rhiannon," "Letter to a Prisoner," "The Act of Imagination," " Death," "Sit at Peace," "Making Money," "The Other Country," "Talent Contest," "The Captain of the 1964 Top of the Form Team," "Marriage," "Valentine;" notes on poems. Top of the Form Team," "Marriage," "Valentine;" notes on poems.
9 3 November 1988-February 1990, 13 sheets laid in. Manuscript and typescript drafts of titled poems, including drafts of "Making Money," "The Captain of the 1964 Top of the Form Team," "A Good Laugh," "Hometown," "Winter, 1989," "Translating the English," "Dream of a Lost Friend," "The Kissing Gate," "Chrysanthemum;" list of poems
9 4 March 1990-May 1992, 99 pp. Multiple titled and untitled manuscript drafts, including drafts of "Caul," "Before You Were Mine," "Drunk," "Away and See," "Moments of Grace," "First Love," "C.V.," "The Suicide," "Treadwell," "Small Female Skull," "Brothers," "Cave Royal," "Never Go Back," "On the Road," "The Grammar of Light," "Litany," "Stafford Afternoons," "Crush," "Close," "Room," "The Windows," "Nostalgia," "Steam," "Havisham: A Sense of Smell," "Sleeping," "Affair;" children's poems; notes.
9 5 March 1990-May 1992, 19 sheets laid in. Manuscript and typescript drafts of titled and untitled poems and prose, including drafts of "Prayer," "The Suicide," "Poet, Late 20th Century," "Having an Ugly Rhyme," "A Sense of Smell," "Affair," "Close," "Moments of Grace;" review of three poetry works [Hilary Davies, The Shanghai Owner of the Bonsai Shop; Christopher Meredith, Snaring Heaven; Evangeline Paterson, Lucifer at the Fair]; poem, "We," written for Carol Ann Duffy by Lachlan McKinnon (?); notes Snaring Heaven; Evangeline Paterson, Lucifer at the Fair]; poem, "We," written for Carol Ann Duffy by Lachlan McKinnon (?); notes
9 6 June 1992-April 1993, [Duffy travel notebook], 88 pp. Multiple titled and untitled manuscript drafts, including drafts of "Like Earning a Living," "Beachcomber," "Fraud," "Prayer," "The Good Teachers," "Frankie and Johnny at Poetry International," "Negative Equity," "The Cliché Kid," "Studded," "Oslo," "Quicksand," "An Old Child Looks Back," "Jemima Riddle," " Royalty," "Poker;" notes on poems; word lists.
9 7 July 1992-May 1994, 90 pp. Multiple titled and untitled manuscript drafts, including drafts of "Like Earning a Living," "The Biographer," "Mean Time," "Mule," "Negative Equity," "The Cliché Kid," "Stuffed," "Having a Life," "Phone-In," "Lost Weather," "His First Wife," "Touch," "Mrs. Tiresias," "BBC Poets' News," "Cucumbers," "Tantalus," "Unemployment Figures," "Mrs. Lazarus," "Date;" drafts of children's poems; notes; work lists.
9 8 July 1992-May 1994, 19 sheets laid in. Manuscript and typescript drafts of titled and untitled poems, including drafts of "Mrs. Tiresias," "Mrs. Quasimodo," "Coming Down," "2" (for Rowena), "Last Weather," "Phone-In," "The Biographer," "Date," "Biography," "Mrs. Darwin," "Code," "A Disbelief"
9 9 January 1993-February 1993, 29 pp. Titled and untitled drafts of poems for Citibus, including drafts of "The Avenue," "Hometime," "An Old Passenger Remembers," "A Poem for 2 Strangers to Have On the Bus," "Southampton Haiku," "Schoolgirls," "Shopping," "The Photographs," "Journeys," "Landscapes/ Haikus," "Gossip," "Fast," "Red," "Change," "This Is Your Environmentally Friendly Mode of Transport Speaking," "Bus Love," "Bus Dreams," "A Cure for Feeling Lonely," "Regular;" notes.
9 10 November 1993-May 1994, 53 pp. Multiple titled and untitled manuscript drafts, including drafts of "Late," "Meeting Midnight," "So Shy," "Mrs. Darwin," "Chocoholic," "Twinned," "The Childminders," "Anne Pope's Mum," "Lot's Wife," "Mrs. Quasimodo;" miscellaneous notes, including notes for poems (some children's poems), workshop notes; and word lists.
9 11 November 1993-May 1994, 12 sheets laid in. Manuscript and typescript drafts of titled and untitled poems, including drafts of "Twinned," " A Grave," "Meeting Midnight," "The Childminders."
9 12 June 1994-December 1997, 37 pp. Multiple titled and untitled manuscript drafts, including drafts for "Jemima Riddle," "Snowball," "Whirlpool," "First Summer," "Eurydice," "Mrs. Icarus," "Masterpiece;" notes pertaining to poems; and workshop notes.
9 13 June 1994-December 1997, 9 sheets laid in. Manuscript drafts of titled poems, including drafts of "Masterpiece," "Whirlpool," "Eurydice" [multiple drafts]
9 14 March 1996-November 1997, 58 pp. Multiple titled and untitled manuscript drafts, including drafts of "Holloway Road," "Time Transfixed by Rene Magritte," "Eurydice," "Morag Macrae;" and other unidentified poems and prose works; miscellaneous notes.
9 15 March 1996-November 1997, 6 sheets laid in. Manuscript and typescript drafts of titled and untitled poems, including drafts of "September, 1997" and "Holloway Road;" note to Catherine Vyner.
9 16 June 1997-May 1998, 54 pp. Multiple titled and untitled manuscript drafts, including drafts of ["Mrs. Beast"], "Queen Herod," "Circe," "Pygmalion's Bride," "Mrs. Freud," "The Kray Sisters;" notes for poems; and other miscellaneous notes.
9 17 June 1997-May 1998, 40 sheets laid in. Manuscript drafts of titled and untitled poems, including drafts of "The Kray Sisters," "Pygmalion," "Navratilova," "Queen Herod," "Mrs. Quasimodo's Divorce," "Pygmalion's Bride," "Mrs. Beast," " Circe," "A Room of One's Own" w/ Liz Lochhead [episode one]; notes
9 18 August 1997-May 1998, 50 pp. Multiple titled and untitled manuscript drafts, including drafts of "Mrs. Beast," "Queen Herod," "Salome," "Delilah," "Circe;" miscellaneous notes, including schedules and word lists
9 19 Circa 1997-1998, 80 pp. Manuscript drafts of titled prose adaptations of Grimm fairy tales, including drafts of "Hansel and Gretel" and "The Golden Goose" [in dramatic and prose forms], "Ashputtel," "A Riddling Tale," "The Mouse," "The Bird and the Sausage," "Iron Hans."
9 20 Circa 1997-1998, 67 sheets laid in. Manuscript and typescript drafts of titled prose adaptations of Grimm fairy tales, including drafts of "Iron Hans," "The Lady and the Lion," "The Golden Goose," "The Magic Table, The Gold Donkey and the Cudgell in the Sack," "The Mouse, the Bird and the Sausage," "Ashputtel," "A Riddling Tale," ["Hansel and Gretel"]
9 21 Circa 1997-1998, 86 pp. with 1 sheet laid in. Manuscript drafts of titled prose adaptations of Grimm fairy tales, including drafts of "Little Red-Cap," "Rumplestiltskin," "Snow White," "The Hare and the Hedgehog," "Clever Hans,' "Going a Traveling," "The Fox and the Geese," "The Ungrateful Son," "The Golden Key," "The Musicians of Bremen," "Knoist and His Three Sons," "Fair Kathrinelje," "Sweet Porridge," "Brother Scam;" manuscript drafts of titled and untitled poems, including drafts of "The Laughing Hour," and "The Woman Who Was Buried Alive"
10 1 September 1998-March 1999, 57 pp. Multiple titled and untitled manuscript drafts, including drafts of "Like a Virgin," "Mrs. Sisyphus," "Mrs. Freud" [variant title for "Frau Freud"], "Frau Freud," "Elvis's Twin" [variant title for Elvis's Twin Sister"], "Elvis's Twin Sister," "Come In," "Queen Croesus," "Hathaway" [variant title for "Anne Hathaway"], "Thetas," "Little Red-Cap," "Whistler," "Gordon Bennett," "Ben," "True Love for the Duke of Fire Was What the Duchess of Ice Felt" [variant title of "The Duke of Fire and the Duchess of Ice"], ["A Child's Sleep"], "Boys," "Transformations," "Drag," "Know All," "5 Girls," "Jemima Riddle," "Little Ghost," "Tadpoles," "Girl and Tree;" notes; and word lists.
10 2 September 1998-March 1999, 10 sheets laid in. Manuscript and typescript drafts of titled and untitled poems, including drafts of "Little Redcap," "The Devil's Wife," "Like a Virgin," "A Child's Sleep;" poem list for The World's Wife.
10 3 October 1998-December 1998, 39 pp. Multiple titled and untitled manuscript drafts, including drafts of "Knife," "Eve," "Thetis," "Medea," "Pope Joan," "Xanthippe," "Penelope,' "Demeter/Ceres," "Persephone,'s Mother," "Middle of Somewhere;" notes; and poem lists
10 4 October 1998-December 1998, 1 sheet laid in. Manuscript draft of poem, "Penelope"
10 5 January 1995-July 1998
10 6 December 1998-October 2000
10 7 November 2000-March 2002
10 8 August 2003-July 2005
10 9 November 2005-September 2009
Edited works and compilations
11 1 Answering Back, page proofs and book cover, February 28, 2007
11 2 Answering Back, poetry selections, 2006
11 3 Hand in Hand: An Anthology of Love Poems, final poetry selections, July 18, 2000
11 4 Hand in Hand: An Anthology of Love Poems, page proofs, Picador, September 11, 2000
11 5 Hand in Hand: An Anthology of Love Poems, poetry selections, 2001
11 6 Out of Fashion, corrected first proofs, Faber and Faber, March 23, 2004
12 1 Out of Fashion, first marked proof, March 23, 2004
12 2 Out of Fashion, page proofs, Faber and Faber, April 2, 2004 [1 of 2]
12 3 Out of Fashion, page proofs, Faber and Faber, April 2, 2004 [2 of 2]
12 4 Out of Fashion, poetry selections, 2003 [1 of 2]
12 5 Out of Fashion, poetry selections, 2003 [2 of 2]
12 6 Out of Fashion, poetry selections, copies and notes, circa 2004
13 1 Out of Fashion, uncorrected revised proofs, January 7, 2004 [1 of 2]
13 2 Out of Fashion, uncorrected revised proofs, January 7, 2004 [2 of 2]
13 3 Overheard on a Saltmarsh, page proofs, Macmillan Books, January 17, 2003
13 4 Overheard on a Saltmarsh, poetry selections, copies and handwritten, circa 2002
13 5 Poetry selections for unidentified compilations, no date
13 6 Time's Tidings: Greeting the Twenty-First Century, page proofs, notes and drafts, August 7, 1999
13 7 Time's Tidings: Greeting the 21st Century, poetry selections, 1999 [1 of 2]
13 8 Time's Tidings: Greeting the 21st Century, poetry selections, 1999 [2 of 2]
OP3 6 To the Moon, page proofs with annotations, Picador, July 14, 2009
14 1 To the Moon, selected page proofs and notes, circa 2009
14 2 To the Moon: An Anthology of Lunar Poems, typescript, circa 2009
14 3 The Twelve Poems of Christmas, poetry selections, notes and draft introduction, circa 2009
Other writings by Duffy
14 4 Beasts and Beauties, adapted by Melly Still and Tim Supple, play script, May 4, 2004
14 5 Casanova, play script, circa 2007
14 6 Casanova, play script, incomplete, circa 2007
14 7 A Folio Anthology of Poetry, introduction by Duffy, 2009
14 8 "Ideas for an art/poem anthology," no date
14 9 "A Laureate Garland," acceptance speech, May 2009
14 10 The Magic Flute, libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder, English translation by Carol Ann Duffy, manuscripts, circa 2002 [1 of 2]
14 11 The Magic Flute, libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder, English translation by Carol Ann Duffy, manuscripts, circa 2002 [2 of 2]
14 12 The Magic Flute, libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder, English translation by Carol Ann Duffy, manuscript with annotations by Duffy, circa 2002 [1 of 2]
14 13 The Magic Flute, libretto by Emanuel Schikaneder, English translation by Carol Ann Duffy, manuscript with annotations by Duffy, circa 2002 [2 of 2]
14 14 The Manchester Carols, lyrics, music and arrangements by Carol Ann Duffy and Sasha Johnson Manning, includes notes, lyrics, and sheet music, 2008
OP3 7 The Manchester Carols, program proofs, world premiere at Royal Northern College of Music (Manchester, United Kingdom), December 14, 2007
OP3 8 The Manchester Carols, sheet music proofs and notes at proof stage, circa 2007
14 15 Notes and fragments, no date
15 1 Presentation of Prizes, The Chase School, Malvern, 2003
15 2 Take My Husband, play script, 1982
Writings by others
15 3 Clarke, Gillian, "Ice," typed greeting card, no date
15 4 Clarke, Gillian, "On the Train," October 8, 1999
15 5 Cookson, Paul, The Works 3: A Poet a Week, page proofs, April 2, 2004 [includes seven poems by Duffy]
15 6 Dixon, Diane, "Seneca" and "Prayer at Dawn," February 3, 2003
15 7 Feinstein, Elaine, After Pushkin, drafts and page proofs, 1998-1999 [includes poems by Duffy]
15 8 Hirst, John, "An Audience with Duffy the Diva," Solihull Library Theatre, October 2, 1999
15 9 MacDonald, George, At the Back of the North Wind, page proofs of introduction by Duffy, circa 2008
15 10 McCartney, Paul, Blackbird Singing, manuscript, 1999
15 11 Mitchell, Adrian, Umpteen Pockets: New and Collected Poems for Children, manuscript, 2009 [preface by Duffy]
15 12 Morris, Jackie, The Barefoot Book of Classic Poems, 2006 [introduction by Duffy]
15 13 Poochigian, Aaron, Sappho. Stung by Love: Poems and Fragments, manuscript, Penguin Classics, June 2, 2008 [preface by Duffy]
15 14 Poochigian, Aaron, Sappho. Stung by Love: Poems and Fragments, draft preface by Duffy, February 6, 2009
15 15 Poochigian, Aaron, Sappho. Stung by Love: Poems and Fragments, page proofs, Penguin Books, April 16, 2009 [preface by Duffy]
15 16 Thomas, Jane, "'The Chant of Magic Words Repeatedly': Gender as Linguistic Act in the Poetry of Carol Ann Duffy," abstract, January 1999
15 17 Van Poznak, Joan, "Purging My Poetry Files, for Carol Ann Duffy," May 2009
15 18 Wood, Barry, "Satire and Subversion in Carol Ann Duffy's Poetry," abstract, February 2000
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