Series 3
Writings by others
Box 36 - Box 38a and Box 63-64; 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
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
36 18 Dawe, "Genesis"
63 29 DeAngelis, Irene, "Derek Mahon's Take on Italy," 2014
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
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
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
37 1 Grene, Gregory, Quiet Island
37 2 [Grennan, Eamon], Introduction for Derek Mahon, Paul Durcan, and Paul Muldoon
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]
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"
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
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 24 McCabe, Cathal, "Kerkenna"
37 25 McCabe, Cathal, "A Letter from Lodz"
37 26 McCormack, Bill, selection of poems
37 27 McKeown, Susan, selected lyrics
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"
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"
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
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
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
38 22 Shakir al-Sayyab, Badr, "The Book of Job," setting copy
38 23 Sontag, Susan: Lady from the Sea, TS
64 3 Tolchin, Sara, multiple poems, 2014
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]
38a 4 Student papers
38a 5 Turret poetry poem cards [Knute Skinner, Justin Quinn, Carol Rumens, David Wheatley]
38a 6 Curriculum Vitae and resumes
38a 7 Unidentified and miscellaneous
v1.11.0-dev