Tss of poetry by Deric Bolton
Scope and Contents
- 1 x ms letter from Deric Bolton to Tessa Ranford, editor of 'Lines Review', dated 30 November 1992, in which he writes, 'I submit 6 poems for you to consider' for the Review
- 6 x ts poems, being: 'Old Tweed Bridge'; 'The die is cast'; 'Lydia Aurigny 1960'; 'I am so happy'; 'The pearls and the stars'; and, 'The summer parting'
- 1 x ms letter from Duncan Glen to Tessa Ranford, dated 17 April 1996, in which he writes, 'herewith the typescripts of Deric Bolton's last poems, written after the death of his wife
- 2pp 'Aide memoire for future editions of D's poems', copy, together with copy of ts letter from Glen to Bolton, 27 May 1993
- 22pp 'A year alone: poems by Deric Bolton', copy, annotated
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Biographical / Historical
Duncan Munro Glen was born in Westburn, Cambuslang, South Lanarkshire on 11 January 1933. He became known to the literary world through his first full-length book, Hugh MacDiarmid and the Scottish Renaissance (1964). He published many collections of poetry, from Kythings and other poems (1969), In Appearances (1971) and Realities Poems (1980) to Selected Poems 1965–1990 (1991), Selected New Poems 1987–1996 (1998) and Collected Poems 1965–2005 (2006). His Autobiography of a Poet was published in 1986. He edited Akros magazine from August 1965. He was a friend and early champion of Hugh MacDiarmid and Ian Hamilton Finlay among others, and produced several volumes of poetry, some of which was translated into Italian. Latterly he was Emeritus Professor of Visual Communication at Nottingham Trent University.
Frederic James (Deric Bolton) Bolton died in 1993, and Professor Duncan Munro Glen died on 20 September 2008.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Small collection of 6 x ts poems by Deric Bolton (1908-1993) with ms letter, and ms letter of Duncan Glen (1933-2008) with several copies of ts poems by Deric Bolton