An archive of letters and typescripts sent by Bly to Elaine Rendell in London, 1972-1978. Comprising six autograph letters signed and nine typescripts, of which four are signed and four are titled in manuscript by Bly at the foot. With four original envelopes. One letter dampstained and largely illegible, the remaining in fine condition. Item #401165
Bly sends news of his work, and forwards typescripts to the poet Elaine Rendell. Bly's last letter mentions her marriage to the poet Barry MacSweeney. Together Rendell and MacSweeney ran Blacksuede Boot Press, publishing works by Andrew Crozier, J. H. Prynne, Nicholas Moore and themselves. The typescripts are of the poems "Some November Privacy Poems"; "Watching a Turtle Climbing from a Rock"; "Doing Nothing Poem"; "Thinking of 'Seclusion'"; "Insect Heads"; "Prophets"; "To Live"; "Pulling the Boat Up Among Lake Reeds"; and "Jumping Out of Bed"