File NLW MS 23757E. - Light verse and prose,

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NLW MS 23757E.

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Light verse and prose,

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  • [c. 1944]-1967 / (Creation)

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138 ff. Guarded and filed at NLW.

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Autograph and typescript drafts, [c. 1944]-1967, of light verse, acrostics and poems for children by Vernon Watkins, composed 1925-1967 (ff. 1-85), together with drafts for published articles, lectures and radio talks, 1948-[1964] (f. 86-138).
Most of the verse (ff. 1, 3-28, 35-56, 58-68, 71-82) was published in Vernon Watkins, LMNTRE Poems (Swansea, 1999). The prose includes drafts of an article and radio script variously called 'The Place and the Poem', [?1949] (ff. 86-99), 'The Place and the Poem. Swansea' (ff. 100-101) and 'Swansea Poems', 1948 (ff. 102-107), a version of which was published as 'Swansea', Texas Quarterly, 4.4 (Winter 1961), 59-64; 'Poetry of the Second Phase', 1962 (ff. 111-114), partly published as 'The Second Phase in Poetry', Unicorn, 10 (Spring 1963), 9-10; and radio scripts, 'The Need of the Artist', 1962 (ff. 108-110), published in The Listener, 8 November 1962, pp. 756-757, and 'Problems of Communication', 1963 (ff. 115-122), published as 'The Joy of Creation', Listener, 30 April 1964, pp. 720-721.

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Arranged at NLW into the following: poetry; prose.

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For other versions of some of the radio scripts see NLW MS 22478E.

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Jane L. McCormick, 'The Prose of Vernon Watkins' (unpublished master's thesis [available on-line], Simon Fraser University, 1969).

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Preferred citation: NLW MS 23757E.

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vtls006010124

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Llyfrgell Genedlaethol Cymru = The National Library of Wales

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  • Text: NLW MS 23757E.