Collection: New Writers' Press Records, 1967-1996. >> New Writers' Press Records, 1967-1996.
New Writers' Press Records,
|Main Creator:||New Writers' Press|
As well as the works of Michael Smith and Trevor Joyce, the New Writers' Press published Leland Bardwell, Brian Coffey, Patrick Galvin, Michael Hartnett, John Jordan, James Liddy, Brian Lynch, Thomas MacGreevy, Tom Mac Intyre, Paul Murray, Robert Pawlowski, Geoffrey Squires, Gerard Smith, Macdara Woods and Augustus Young. It also published translations of poems by Jorge Luis Borges, St. John of the Cross, Antonio Machado, Mallarmé, César Vallejo and Francisco De Quevedo. From 1969 to 1978 six issues of The Lace Curtain: a magazine of poetry and criticism were issued.
Includes additional packet of manuscript letters by Thomas Kinsella, 2002. Also a catalogue of the archive.
|Citation:||National Library of Ireland. Department of Manuscripts|
The New Writers' Press (NWP) was founded in Dublin in 1967 by Michael Smith, Irene Smith and Trevor Joyce. Its purpose, in Michael Smith's words, was "to bring out a series of small books each of which will give a young poet the chance of finding the audience so necessary to him." NWP would particularly support those poets who wished to distinguish themselves from the influence of W.B. Yeats. Apart from giving a voice to younger Irish poets, NWP was concerned with publishing translations.
As noted in Accession Record: Typescript of poems by Samuel Beckett was typed by the publisher, Michael Smith, probably copied from a publication, and is not an original Beckett typescript, according to information received from Michael Smith, 25 July 2003. The same may apply to other typescripts in this collection.
Physical description: 6 boxes.
Finding Aids: Finding aid available: NLI Manuscripts Collection List No. 85
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