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Subseries 3.1b
Uncollected poetry by Higgins, circa 1977-2011
Boxes 38-39

Scope and Content Note

The subseries consists of poetry written by Rita Ann Higgins from circa 1977-2011 and includes both identified and unidentified drafts. Most drafts are unpublished and include handwritten edits and notes. The subseries also contains poems that were written in Gaelic and Spanish.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order by title.

Box Folder Content
38 6 "42nd Street"
38 7 "Achtung"
38 7 "Aftermath"
38 7 "Afterwords"
38 7 "Ag Snagernail"
38 7 "Ag Truth"
38 7 "Alguna gente"
38 7 "Alienation"
38 7 "All Mine"
38 7 "Al Somebody Got The Blame"
38 7 "An Badhbadh"
38 7 "An cnámhseóir"
38 7 "Andy"
38 7 "An Easpa"
38 7 "An Fharraige Fhánach"
38 7 "Angela's Dog"
38 7 "An Lucht Féachana"
38 7 "Annie Dominie (?)"
38 7 "Ann of Cleeves"
38 7 "An Seachadóir"
38 7 "An Teanga Eile"
38 7 "An tSuipéir h-éisc"
38 7 "Armchair Men"
38 7 "Artist In His Studio"
38 7 "Back Entrance"
38 7 "Bad breath badger Bungaloo"
38 7 "Ballade"
38 7 "The Ballad Of Mary D"
38 7 "Beach-Thoughts"
38 7 "Ben Bulben"
38 7 "Black Birds"
38 7 "Bonfire weeds"
38 7 "Boxer"
38 7 "The Boys Are Calling"
38 7 "Broken Spirit"
38 7 "Bunkerville"
38 7 "Canned-heat"
38 7 "Canned Laughter"
38 7 "Capitalization"
38 7 "Cardboard Society"
38 7 "The Card Players Lost a Friend"
38 7 "Censored"
38 7 "Ceo" and "Eist Leis An Sphinx"
38 7 "Cerberus"
38 7 "Charlie"
38 7 "Chasm"
38 7 "Cheated"
38 7 "The Child"
38 7 "Christmas"
38 7 "Ciontach"
38 7 "Circling the World"
38 7 "The Clinic"
38 7 "Commited"
38 7 "Connemara Hills"
38 7 "Corridors of Trees"
38 7 "Crabville"
38 7 "The Cranky Taste of Woe"
38 7 "Cuckoo"
38 7 "Cumhact Coinnle"
38 7 "Dirty Mind"
38 7 "Disenchantment"
38 7 "Distemper"
38 7 "Diva"
38 7 "Dochar"
38 7 "Double Exposure"
38 7 "Drink"
38 8 "Éadóchas"
38 8 "El Cobrador"
38 8 "Enemy of the People"
38 8 "Endgame"
38 8 "Epiphany"
38 8 "Equal In Dreams"
38 8 "Evelyn Conlon"
38 8 "False Gods"
38 8 "Family Planning"
38 8 "Father"
38 8 "Fear Cnámh"
38 8 "Feather Stew"
38 8 "Feed Your Children"
38 8 "Feeding Time"
38 8 "Felled"
38 8 "Ferocious Border"
38 8 "Fiosrúchán Cheathrú Rua"
38 8 "First Idea"
38 8 "Fish"
38 8 "Focail ar Fhocal"
38 8 "The Gap"
38 8 "Gertruditis"
38 8 "Girls Night Out In Newcastle"
38 8 "Gloria Let On I'm Tall"
38 8 "Greed"
38 8 "Goddess or Witch"
38 8 "Going For Porter: Achill Island, July '99"
38 8 "The Good Sister"
38 8 "Handball by Night"
38 8 "He Never Shut Up About London"
38 8 "Her Sister Lived in Sunderland"
38 8 "Hola Oisín"
38 8 "Horizons"
38 8 "Hound of Heaven meets Scottish Terrier"
38 8 "Housing Estate Symbolism"
38 8 "How Henry Got into the Bread Bin"
38 8 "How not to get children to love you"
38 8 "I Like Blinking I Do"
38 8 "I'm a Middle Class Man Mammy"
38 8 "Imperial Hedge"
38 8 "Interference"
38 8 "International Women's Day Proclamation"
38 8 "In The Little Building"
38 8 "Iphigeneia in Hong Kong"
38 8 "I Tell My Neighbours"
38 8 "Jennifer Annie"
38 8 "Kerry Woman"
38 8 "Kick Below The Ego"
38 8 "Krishnamurti"
38 9 "The Lady's Departure Speech to Her Lover"
38 9 "Lancaster"
38 9 "Larry Sue"
38 9 "The Last House"
38 9 "The Leaning Pylon of Crossmaglen"
38 9 "Let's Talk Dirty"
38 9 "Little Big Man"
38 9 "The Lift Has No Memory"
38 9 "Little Island-Place of Drunkenness"
38 9 "The Lonely Ones"
38 9 "Long Throw"
38 9 "The Looker"

Also includes "Shame" draft

38 9 "Lost"
38 9 "Love Bite"
38 9 "The Lovers"
38 9 "Magpie Negatives"
38 9 "Matching"
38 9 "The Means Test Lady"
38 9 "Me'a She'arim"
38 9 "Memory"
38 9 "Middle Class"
38 9 "Miracles"
38 9 "Misfit"
38 9 "Mistery"
38 9 "Mitigating Circumstances"
38 9 "Mó Crémador Uaigneach"
38 9 "The Mood"
38 9 "Moya"
38 9 "Mullaghmore County Silgo c 1955"
38 9 "My Father Walking"
38 9 "My Kind of Man"
38 9 "Never A Fire"
38 9 "No Reflection"
38 9 "No Room in the Shed"
38 9 "Nowadays"
38 9 "Nursing The Spirit"
38 9 "Oblivion"
38 9 "O Come Little Children"
38 9 "Ode To Infant King"
38 9 "Ode To The Junk Yard"
38 9 "Old Flame"
38 9 "Organized Crime"
38 9 "Overtaking"
38 9 "The Perfect Crime"
38 9 "Phone Call From Clare"
38 9 "Pizza to Spare, Dante to go"
38 9 "The Plaque"
38 9 "P.M.T."
38 9 "Poor Munch"
38 9 "Pope John xxiii"
38 9 "Posters"
38 9 "Post Mortem for a Car"
38 9 "The Power of Siberia Jaws in the Women's Labor Exchange"
38 9 "Prague"
38 9 "Prison"
38 9 "Progression"
38 9 "Prophesy"
38 9 "Prospero's Mother"
38 9 "The Pub"
38 9 "Punishment Shooting"
38 9 "Putrid"
38 9 "Quarantine"
38 9 "Reality is Fresh"
38 9 "The Return"
38 9 "Requiem"
39 1 "Saint Rita's Rose"
39 1 "Samhain"
39 1 "Secret Keepers"
39 1 "Security"
39 1 "Sequels"
39 1 'The Shiek"
39 1 "Shilteor"
39 1 "Shylock"
39 1 "Skin and Ink"
39 1 "Sky Burial"
39 1 "Sleamhnaigh an Teanga"
39 1 "Sleepless Night In Monaghan"
39 1 "Sleeping Beauty"
39 1 "The Sneakers"
39 1 "So and So's Sister"
39 1 "Somebody's Mother"
39 1 "Some Friday Nights"
39 1 "Some Yellow Afternoon"
39 1 "Sour Grapes"
39 1 "A Squashy Plumpy Big Blue Hen"
39 1 "The Stardust"
39 1 "St. End's Ward"
39 1 "St. Stephen's Day Knocker"
39 1 "Sting in the Male"
39 1 "Stung"
39 1 "A Sudden Passing"
39 1 "Sun"
39 1 "Teresa"
39 1 "Tigray"
39 1 "Tom Turkey Loves Halloween"
39 1 "The Trouble With Circe"
39 1 "Tyne Power"
39 1 "Unemployment"
39 1 "Uncle Arthur"
39 1 "The Unhappy Schoolteacher"
39 1 "Victoria"
39 1 "Village Blues"
39 1 "The Void"
39 1 "Voyeurs"
39 1 "Wasting"
39 1 "Watch the Birdie"
39 1 "We All Hate the Money Lenders"

Also includes "The Clinic" draft

39 1 "Weave of Life" and "The Stuff of Dreams"

Also includes notes about the "full span of our senses"

39 1 "What's His Name Was A Gravy-Trainer"
39 1 "What If"
39 1 "When Herself Was Here"
39 1 "When we get money again we must get condoms"
39 1 "Whiskey Sally"
39 1 "Whistling in Mother's Ear"
39 1 "Who's Counting"
39 1 "Wife Tamer"
39 1 "The Wishing Girls"
39 1 "The Worm Will Turn"
39 1 "The Yin to Yang of Dry Stone Walls"
39 2 Untitled
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