The Contemporary Poetry Collections incorporate the archives of Sean O’Brien, Barry MacSweeney, Moniza Alvi, Selima Hill, Rosemary Tonks, and Jack Mapanje. These archives gather manuscript and typescript drafts, notebooks, correspondence, and literary ephemera, providing insight into authorial working practices and networks of writers, editors, and publishers, notably Bloodaxe Books.  
Authors’ archives are open to research. Collection level descriptions of these archives are available at Archives Hub. Readers wishing to consult collections in person at the University Library Special Collections may complete our request form. Further information about Special Collections, including accessibility and opening hours, can be found here.

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