Archive Collection icon Archive Collection: Poem of the Month Club, poems issued

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Title: Poem of the Month Club, poems issued

Level: Collection 

Classmark: BC MS 20c Todd

Date: 1970-1972

Main language: English

Size and medium: 32 + 4 + 41 ff.

Persistent link: https://explore.library.leeds.ac.uk/special-collections-explore/8665 

Collection group(s): English Literature

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Description

Collection of printed poems on individual sheets signed by their authors. Included here are the first and second folios issued by the club with poems by: (First Folio) Stevie Smith, Philip Larkin, C. Day Lewis, Roy Fuller, Stephen Spender, Robert Graves, Anthony Thwaite, John Fuller, Elizabeth Jennings, George Barker, Norman MacCaig, and Peter Porter; (Second Folio) W.H. Auden, Douglas Dunn, D.J. Enright, John Lehman, Alan Brownjohn, Thom Gunn, Glyn Hughes, John Betjeman, Seamus Heaney, Alan Ross, Ian Hamilton, and Gavin Ewart. There are also poems by Hugo Williams, Julian Symons, Ruthven Todd (dated January 1972), and Brother Antonius (William Everson) from a later folio. The collection also includes documentation (4 ff.) relating to Ruthven Todd's membership of the club.

Administrative or biographical history

During the period 1970-77 the Poem of the Month Club issued an unpublished poem by one of its members each month. The first 1000 copies of each poem were signed personally by hand.

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