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Series 3
Writings by others
Box 36 - 38a, 63 - 64, 69, 73, 81 - 82; OP1

Scope and Content Note

Among Derek Mahon's papers are literary manuscripts of a number of other poets and contemporary writers. Some of these works were sent to him in his capacity as poetry editor for the New Statesman; others were sent for his comments or as tokens of friendship. Among the poets represented are Sara Berkeley, Seamus Heaney, Michael Longley, and John Montague. Of special note is Desmond O'Grady's poem "These Fields in Springtime," which Derek Mahon has substantially revised. These manuscripts are arranged alphabetically by author.

Arrangement Note

Arranged in alphabetical order.

Box Folder Content
36 1 Allen-Randolph, Jody, "Private Worlds, Public Realities: Eavan Boland's Poetry"
36 2 Alves, Fernando: "Making a Home from Home": A Tradução como espacio de Hospitalidade em Derek Mahon, dissertation, 1999 [includes APS, 22 June 2001, from Alves]
36 3 Asekoff, L.S., Dreams of a Work
63 25 Baines, Francesca, "Before My Heart is a Crowded Street"
63 26 Baines, Francesca, excerpts from "hOur"
63 27 Baines, Francesca, VelA
36 4 Baltag, Cezar
36 5 Barnes, Dick, "W.R. Rodgers in California"
36 6 Beardsley, Ellen, "Her Heritage"
36 7 Benezet, Mathieu, "Two Poems by Mathieu Benezet"
36 8 Berkeley, Sara, "Patience," "Evidence," "Everyone's Cold," "Man in Balloon," "Undertow," and "Man by His Life"
36 9 Boland, Eavan [interview]
36 10 Cahill, Christopher: Eugene Onegin, TS
36 11 Carson, Ciaran, poems from Poetry Ireland Review 56
81 3 Casey, Paul, poems, 2008
36 12 Clifton, Harry, The Desert Route: Selected Poems, 1973-1988
36 13 Clifton, Harry, sleevenote for Claddagh record of Derek Mahon, TS [includes ALS from Clifton, 19 September 2007]
36 14 Cole, William Rossa, "On Ben"
36 15 Cooke, Alistair, "Christmas in Vermont"
36 16 Craig, Patricia, "Belfast: A Compendium"
63 28 Craig, Patricia, "Seamus Heaney," 2013
36 17 Cronin, Vincent: untitled passage on Constantin Brancusi from Paris: City of Light, 1919-1939, TS
38a 6 Curriculum Vitae and resumes
36 18 Dawe, "Genesis"
69 1 DeAngelis, Irene, "Derek Mahon's Experiments in Ekphrasis," undated
81 4 DeAngelis, Irene, "Derek Mahon's Homage to Pasolini," 2011
81 5 DeAngelis, Irene, "Derek Mahon's "A Show Party": A Genetic Approach," 2009
63 29 DeAngelis, Irene, "Derek Mahon's Take on Italy," 2014
73 4 DeAngelis, Irene, "L'ecolirica di Derek Mahon," undated
36 19 De Petris, Carla: "Desmond O'Grady: The Wandering Celt…In Search of Europe," TS
36 20 Delanty, Greg, American Wake
36 21 Dodsworth, Martin, "The God of Details" [review of Ted Hughes's Selected Translations and Derek Mahon's Adaptations], TS Adaptations], TS
81 6 Durcan, Paul, "The Mystery of Harry Clifton," 2007
63 30 Dyer, Catherine, "'Eight Seasons:' A Writer's Project," 2012
36 22 Enniss, Stephen, "Permanence in Flux: The Poetry of Derek Mahon" [review of Collected Poems and Selected Poems (2000)], TS Selected Poems (2000)], TS
73 5 Eulogies for Hugh
36 23 Ford, Laura: "Minimal Certainties," TS
36 24 Frazier, Adrian, two chapters from George Moore biography
36 25 Gibson, Arthur, Lies Bleeding
36 26 Gordon, Mary, "Reading Auden While Nursing My Daughter," photocopy of setting copy
36 27 Graves, Robert, "Mid-Winter Waking," MS
81 7 Greacen, Lavinia, "J.G. Farrell in His Own Words," 2009
37 1 Grene, Gregory, Quiet Island
37 2 [Grennan, Eamon], Introduction for Derek Mahon, Paul Durcan, and Paul Muldoon
69 2 Hardie, Kerry, To Find a Heathen Place and Sound a Bell, rehearsal script, undated
69 3 Haughton, Hugh, "The Achievement of Derek Mahon: Endings and Beginnings," 2015
37 3 Heaney, Seamus: "Anything Can Happen," "Poet to Blacksmith," "Rilke: After the Fire," "Rilke: The Apple Orchard," proof The Apple Orchard," proof
37 4 Heaney, Seamus, Seeing Things, typescript [photocopy]
37 5 Heaney, Seamus, "The Glamoured"
37 6 Heaney, Seamus, "An Open Letter," photocopied typescript
37 7 Heaney, Seamus, "An Ulster twilight," proof [2 copies]
81 8 Higgins, Aiden, "Blind Man's Bluff," 2012
37 8 Higgins, Aidan, "The Faceless Creator"
37 9 Higgins, Aidan, "Regimented Numbers" [review of Snapshots and Towards a New Novel by Alain Robbe-Grillet], corrected typescript
37 10 Hobsbaum, Philip: "Derek Mahon" [biographical / critical piece for Contemporary Poets], TS [includes ALS, 24 April 2001, from Philip Hobsbaum]
37 11 Hopkin, Allanah, "A Change of Career"
37 12 Hopkin, Allanah, "An Irishwoman's Diary – The Lowry Trek"
69 4 Hopkin, Allanah, "Love in Irish," 2017
69 5 Hopkin, Alannah, "Strangers," undated
73 6 Iremonger, Sarah, "Horizons--A Return to Painting," 2014
37 13 Jonson, Ben: "Hymn to Diana," MS
64 1 Kavanagh, P.J., New Selected Poems
37 14 King, Patricia: "'Places Where a Thought Might Grow': The Historical Context of the Poetry of Derek Mahon," Ph.D. dissertation, 1996, TS [1]
37 15 King, Patricia: "'Places Where a Thought Might Grow': The Historical Context of the Poetry of Derek Mahon," Ph.D. dissertation, 1996, TS [2]
37 16 Larkin, Philip: "For Sidney Bechet," TS
69 6 le Brocquy, Anne Madden, "Come Back Soon!" 2014
37 17 Longley, Michael: "After Tra-na-rossen," TS [with note from ML, 14 August 2001]
37 18 Longley, Michael, "Baucis and Philemon"
37 19 Longley, Michael, Gorse Fires, typescript with corrections
37 20 Longley, Michael, "Sea Shanty," "Madame Butterfly," "Remembering Carrigskeewaun," "The Shack," "Font," "Northern Lights," "Anticleia," "Blitz," and "Terezin"
37 21 Longley, Michael, "War Sighs: My Adventures in the Second Row"
OP1 3 Longley, Michael, The Weather in Japan, promotional poster for reading, February 10, 2000
37 22 Lowe, N.F.: "Philip Larkin and LaForgue," TS [includes ALS from Lowe, 15 June 2002]
37 23 MacLiammoir, Michael, The Picture of Dorian Gray [adaptation]
37 28 Magee, John Gillespie: "High Flight," TS
37 29 Marian, Dana: "Long-distance Rendezvous (Via Metro-North)," TS
37 30 Maxton, Hugh, "Bomb Culture"
38 1 Maxton, Hugh, New Blissful Visions
38 2 Maxton, Hugh, "Post-Modern Elegiac Stanzas"
38 3 Maxton, Hugh, "Swift Mail"
37 24 McCabe, Cathal, "Kerkenna"
37 25 McCabe, Cathal, "A Letter from Lodz"
37 26 McCormack, Bill, selection of poems
81 9 McGlinchey, Afric, "An Unlocked Gate in Co. Mayo (After Derek Mahon)," undated
37 27 McKeown, Susan, selected lyrics
38 4 Merwin, W.S., "A House to the West," setting copy
38 5 Milner, Ruth: "A Thematic Approach in the Exploration of Derek Mahon's Poetry," TS [includes TLS, 13 September 2000, from Ruth Milner]
38 6 Molesworth, Charles, Words to that Effect
38 7 Montague, John, "Brighid O'Neill" and "Fairy Fort"
81 10 Montague, John, "Demolition Ireland (for Sybil)," undated
38 8 Montague, John, "A Devil in the Hills"
38 9 Montague, John, "The Music Box," photocopied typescript
38 10 Muldoon, Paul, "A Clear Signal"
38 11 Murray, Paul, Days and Nights
81 11 Nolan, Helen, poems, 2012
38 12 O'Brien, John Maxwell, "Aloysius the Great"
38 13 O'Donnell, Mary, "On Missing Martin in the Tuileries"
38 14 O'Donnell, Mary: Poems from an untitled collection [includes ALS, 26 April 2005, and TLS, 9 May 2005, from O'Donnell], TS
38 15 O'Donnell, Mary: Poems from an untitled collection [includes TLS, 2 April 2006, from O'Donnell], TS
38 16 O'Grady, Desmond, "These Fields in Springtime," typescript with revisions by Derek Mahon
38 17 O'Leary, Ronan: Untitled screenplay for Noel Pearson, based on Samuel Beckett by Anthony Cronin, TS
73 7 Orlendini, Beatrice, "'Are We Stardust or Nuclear Waste?' An Ecocritical Study of Derek Mahon's Poetry," 2017
81 12 Patten, Eve, "Imperial Refugee: Olivia Manning's Fictions of War," undated
38 18 Paulin, Tom, The Riot Act (a version of Antigone by Sophocles), TS
38 19 [Rosaleen?], Pat, unidentified typescript
38 20 Rumens, Carol, "A new song," photocopy of proof
38 21 Russell, Peter, "Last Night"
64 2 Russell, Richard, "'Can we turn now to the important things'...?: Derek Mahon's Poetry and Prose," 2012
81 13 Senktas, Renata, "'Each Poem for Me Is a New Beginning": The Poetry of Derek Mahon as a Continuous Process," thesis, 2003
69 7 Sennhenn, Carl, poems, 2017

Includes draft of a poem by Mahon.

38 22 Shakir al-Sayyab, Badr, "The Book of Job," setting copy
81 14 Sheehan, Ronan, "The Fortunes of Catullus in Ireland," 2006
38 23 Sontag, Susan: Lady from the Sea, TS
38a 4 Student papers
81 15 Sullivan, Michael, translations of Ottavio Fatica's "The Omissions," 2011
64 3 Tolchin, Sara, multiple poems, 2014
38a 5 Turret poetry poem cards [Knute Skinner, Justin Quinn, Carol Rumens, David Wheatley]
81 16 Unidentified author, "Light House," undated
81 17 Unidentified author, multiple poems, undated
81 18 Unidentified author, "Trojan Work," 2011 January
38a 7 Unidentified and miscellaneous
69 8 Unidentified work about woodpiegeons, undated
82 1 Virdi, Karmjit Kaur, "Search for Identity in the Poetry of Seamus Heaney, Derek Mahon, and Paul Muldoon," dissertation, 2006
38a 1 Wassell, Elizabeth, Sleight of Hand
38a 2 Wheatley, David, "Octets"
38a 3 Wheatley, David, translation of Samuel Beckett's Mirlitonnades, TS [includes ALS from Wheatley, 21 July 2006]
82 2 Wrixon, Gerry, untitled, 2010
82 3 Wyeth, Adam, biographical statement for Derek Mahon, undated
82 4 Wyeth, Adam, unidentified work on Derek Mahon's "Synge Dying," undated
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