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Subseries 5.1
Printed material by Frank Ormsby
Box 30: folders 9-72; OP 6, 10

Scope and Content Note

Published texts by Ormsby are grouped as either poetry or prose in this subseries. In many cases, the poems have been simply cut out from newspapers or magazines. On occasion, the removal of individual pieces from the main body of a text has eliminated any record of the source or date of publication.

Arrangement Note

Arranged alphabetically by title.

Poetry
Box Folder Content
30 9 "Apples, Normandy, 1944," in Impartial Republic, 31 October 1985
30 10 "At Stoke Poges," in The Sunday Times, 7 July 1991
OP1 10 "Being Walked by a Dog," in The Irish Press, 29 April 1978
30 11 "A Belfast Journal II," in unknown source
30 12 "A Belfast Journal V," in unknown source
30 13 "Bundoran," scrapbook page also includes: "Jim Lyttle's Second-Hand Bookshop," "Kathleen," "Skyhooks," in The Honest Ulsterman, number and date unknown
30 14 "The Charlotte Gibson Bed," in The Independent, 19 April 1993
30 15 "The Child," in unknown source
30 16 "City Buildings," in unknown source
30 17 "Compromise," [juvenilia] in Arís, St. Michael's College Magazine 1965
30 18 "The Convoy," in New Statesman, 2 March 1984
30 19 "Coping," in The Honest Ulsterman No. 35, September / October 1972
30 20 "Defense of Poesie," in The Honest Ulsterman, number and date unknown
30 21 "The Devil's Advocate," in Hibernia, 20 September 1979
30 22 "The Diary," in New Statesman, 21/28 December 1984
30 23 "Donne," in The Honest Ulsterman, number and date unknown
30 24 "Dustmen," in unknown source
30 25 "The Easter Ceasefire," in unknown source
30 26 "Floods," in The Honest Ulsterman, January - February 1973
30 27 "For Matthew," in unknown source
30 28 "The Gatecrasher," in Ulster News Letter, 15 April 1991
30 29 "The Ghost Train," in unknown source
30 30 "The Goalkeeper," in Ulster News Letter, 18 February 1991 [See also Subseries 3.1c: Poetry by Ormsby (uncollected), "The Goalkeeper"]
"High Wind," [See Subseries 5.1: Printed material by Ormsby (poetry), "Defense of Poesie"]
OP1 10 "The Home Fires," in Gown, 6 May 1976
30 31 "Imaginings," in unknown source
30 32 "In Memoriam," in The Irish Press, 29 August 1970 [includes: "Fermanagh Landscape," "Labourer," and "In Memoriam"]
"In Retrospect," in unknown source [See Subseries 5.1: Printed material by Ormsby (poetry), "Sarajevo"]
30 33 "Inferno: A New Circle," in unknown source
30 34 "Interior Seasons," in unknown source
30 35 "Island Honeymoon," in The Irish Press, 7 March 1970
"Islands," in unknown source [See Subseries 5.1: Printed material by Ormsby (poetry), "Inferno: A New Circle"]
"Jim Lyttle's Second-Hand Bookshop," [See Subseries 5.1: Printed material by Ormsby (poetry), "Bundoran"]
"Kathleen," in The Honest Ulsterman, January - February 1973 [See Subseries 5.1: Printed material by Ormsby (poetry), "Floods" and "Bundoran"]
30 36 "The Lady Next Door," in The Irish Press, 12 August 1972
OP1 10 "Last Night," in The Irish Press, 29 April 1978
OP1 10 "Losing a Day," in The Irish Press, 16 April 1977
30 37 "M. On Night Duty," in unknown source
30 38 "Manifesto," in The Honest Ulsterman, January - February 1973
"McQuade," [See Subseries 5.1: Printed material by Ormsby (poetry), "Defense of Posie"]
30 39 "Mechanics" and "Woodland Near a Manor," in The Connacht Tribune, 1 May 1981
30 40 "Moving In," translation into Romanian (1981)
30 41 "Mrs. G Watters," in The Irish Press, 12 August 1972
30 42 "My Careful Life," in New Statesman, 12 August 1983
"On Devenish Island," [See Subseries 5.1: Printed material by Ormsby (poetry), "Island Honeymoon"]
30 43 "One Saturday," in unknown source [also includes "Happy Anniversary," MS] [photocopy]
30 44 "A. N. Other," in unknown source
30 45 "A Paris Honeymoon: L'Orangerie," in unknown source
OP1 10 "Passing the Crematorium," in The Irish Press, 16 April 1977
"Patrick," in unknown source [See Subseries 5.1: Printed material by Ormsby (poetry), "For Matthew"]
"Premarital rite, Castle Junction," in unknown source [See Subseries 5.1: Printed material by Ormsby (poetry), "Dustmen"]
30 46 "Relief Map," in unknown number of The Honest Ulsterman
30 47 "Sarajevo," in unknown source [photocopy]
"Skyhooks," [See Subseries 5.1: Printed material by Ormsby (poetry), "Bundoran"]
"Territories," in unknown source [See Subseries 5.1: Printed material by Ormsby (poetry), "A Belfast Journal II"]
"To a Favorite Cow," [juvenilia] [See Subseries 5.1: Printed material by Ormsby (poetry), "Compromise]
"Under the Stairs," in unknown source [See Subseries 5.1: Printed material by Ormsby (poetry), "Inferno: A New Circle"]
30 48 "Used Cars," in unknown source
30 49 "Virgins," in Irish Times, 30 May 1970
OP1 10 "Waiting for a Connection," in The Irish Press, 16 April 1977
OP1 10 "Walkers Observed," in Gown, 6 May 1976
OP1 10 "Walking Home at Night," in The Irish Press, 16 April 1977
30 50 "Waste Ground Near a Bridge," in unknown source
30 51 "Water," in TLS, 21 may 1982
"Winter Offerings," translation into Romanian (1981) [See Subseries 5.1: Printed material by Ormsby (poetry), "Moving In"]
Prose
30 52 "Balancing the Book," Essay on Poets from the North of Ireland in Poetry Book Society Bulletin, spring 1991 Poetry Book Society Bulletin, spring 1991
30 53 "The Daddy of Us All," review of The Selected John Hewitt in the Belfast Telegraph, 2 October 1981 Belfast Telegraph, 2 October 1981
30 54 "Diary of a Trip to Saskatoon," essay in Fortnight, May 1987
30 55 " Frank Ormsby writes…," essay in The Poetry Book Society Bulletin, Christmas 1977
30 56 "From Celtic to Barbwire Twilight," review of Padraic Fiacc's The Selected Padraic Fiacc, in Belfast Telegraph, 22 September 1979 Belfast Telegraph, 22 September 1979
"Grammatical Grandeur," [juvenilia] [See Subseries 5.1: Printed material by Ormsby (poetry), "Compromise]
30 57 "Heaney: Promise of Better Things to Come," review of Field Work in Belfast Telegraph, 9 November 1979 Heaney: Promise of Better Things to Come," review of Belfast Telegraph, 9 November 1979
30 58 "Heaney's ‘Voices' Raine's ‘Riches,'" review of Heaney's Station Island and Raine's Rich, in unknown, undated newspaper [See also Subseries 3.2: Prose by Ormsby (essays), " Heaney's ‘Voices,' Raine's ‘Riches'"] Rich, in unknown, undated newspaper [See also Subseries 3.2: Prose by Ormsby (essays), " Heaney's ‘Voices,' Raine's ‘Riches'"]
30 59 "John Hewitt's ‘Chosen Ground,'" review of John Hewitt's The Day of the Corncrake: Poems of the Nine Glens, in unknown, undated newspaper [See also Subseries 3.2: Prose by Ormsby (essays), " John Hewitt's ‘Chosen Ground'"] John Hewitt's ‘Chosen Ground,'" review of John Hewitt's
30 60 "A Journey Back," review of Roy McFadden's After Seymour's Funeral, in Belfast Telegraph, 12 October 1990 [See also Subseries 2.2: The Honest Ulsterman author files, McFadden] Belfast Telegraph, 12 October 1990 [See also Subseries 2.2: The Honest Ulsterman author files, McFadden]
30 61 "Local Promptings," essay in The Poetry Book Society Bulletin, 1986 [See also Subseries 3.2: Prose by Ormsby (essays) "Local Promptings"]
30 62 "The Long Embrace," article about The Long Embrace in BBC Northern Ireland's Radio Times, 19 February 1988 [See also Subseries 3.4: Works edited by Ormsby, The Long Embrace] BBC Northern Ireland'sRadio Times, 19 February 1988 [See also Subseries 3.4: Works edited by Ormsby, The Long Embrace]
30 63 "Longley: Chapter and Verse," review of Longley's Poems 1963-1983, in Belfast Telegraph, 26 March 1985 [See also Subseries 3.2: Prose by Ormsby (essays), "Longley: Chapter and Verse"] Longley'sBelfast Telegraph, 26 March 1985 [See also Subseries 3.2: Prose by Ormsby (essays), "Longley: Chapter and Verse"]
30 64 "On the Wild Side," review of Robert Johnston's All Shy Wildness, in unknown, undated newspaper
OP1 6 "Personal Gestures," review of Kinsella's The New Oxford Book of Irish Verse and Muldoon's The Faber Book of Contemporary Irish Poetry, in The Times Educational Supplement, 11 July 1986 [See also Subseries 3.2: Prose by Ormsby (essays), "Personal Gestures"] Kinsella'sMuldoon'sThe Faber Book of Contemporary Irish Poetry, in The Times Educational Supplement, 11 July 1986 [See also Subseries 3.2: Prose by Ormsby (essays), "Personal Gestures"]
30 65 "Philadelphia, Here I Come," essay in Abbey Theatre program for 1972 production of Philadelphia, Here I Come by Brian Friel
30 66 "Poetic Novel," review of Juanita Casey's The Horse of Seline, in Irish Press, 29 May 1971 Irish Press, 29 May 1971
30 67 "The Poetry of an Ulster Life," review of Robert Johnstone's Eden to Edenderry, in Belfast Telegraph, 11 September 1989 Robert Johnstone'sBelfast Telegraph, 11 September 1989
30 68 "Poets Enhance Series Reputation," review of Elliott's, McAuley's and O'Driscoll's Trio 4, in Belfast Telegraph, 8 July 1985
30 69 "Searching for Home," review of Norman Dugdale's Corncrake in Belfast Telegraph, 8 August 1978 Norman Dugdale'sBelfast Telegraph, 8 August 1978
30 70 "Showcase for Writers of All Kinds," in unknown, undated newspaper
30 71 "Survival Fables," review of Joszef Lengyel's Acta Sanctorum in Irish Press, 7 October 1970 Irish Press, 7 October 1970
30 72 "Ulster Poet Waxing Lyrical on Debut," review of Peter McDonald's Biting the Wax, in Belfast Telegraph, 18 June 1990 Peter McDonald'sBelfast Telegraph, 18 June 1990
30 73 "Unlikely Conversation Between Butcher and Housewife," in Arís, St. Michael's College Magazine 1966
Miscellaneous poems 1970-1978 [See Subseries 5.2: Printed material about Ormsby, Scrapbook 1970-1978]
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