MacSweeney (Barry) Papers

Subject strengths: Literature

The personal papers of local poet Barry MacSweeney (1948-2000), who was an important figure in the Modern Poetry Revival, include manuscripts and published works, correspondence, literature reviews, poetry publications, photographs and newspapers articles.

The correspondence includes a range of MacSweeney's friends, fellow poets and family including material from Clive Bush, Pete Bland, Tim Fletcher, Nicholas Johnson, Jackie Litherland, Maggie O'Sullivan, Eric Mottram, Elaine Randall, Jeremy Prynne and Chris Torrence.

Finding Aid:

Available via online listing.

Other Resources:

Barry MacSweeney's library of books and journals is held in the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics at Newcastle University.