Literary papers and related records

Title: Literary papers and related records
Dates of Material:
154 cm of textual records
1 photo album: 30 x 25 cm
Scope and content

The series contains holograph drafts, typescripts, print copy drafts, page proofs, research notes, photocopies of book chapters and articles, clippings, photographs and other records relating to John Reibetanz’s poetry writing, 1962–2020.



Box 1
11 Ashbourn (Part 1 of 2) 1971-1981
11Ashbourn (Part 2 of 2)1971-1981
12 Notes, photocopies for poems
13 Finished poems and drafts, non-Ashbourn1962-1988
14 “Gibraltar Point” research material, notes and drafts1988-1989
15 Album of photographs taken in East Suffolk area (Ashbourn locale)
16 Finished poems and drafts 1988-1990
17 Finished poems and drafts (Midland Swimmer) 1990-1993
18 Finished poems 1993-1994
19 Finished poems and drafts 1994-1997
110 Original poems for Midland Swimmer [ca. 1995]
111 Final copy of Midland Swimmer1995
112 “Motherland”[199–]
113 Poems and drafts (includes poems used in Mining for the Sun and New Relations) 1996-2001
114 Poems and drafts (includes poems used in New Relations)2000-2002
115 First draft and revisions of New Relations2003
Box 4
41 “Near Finisterre” final copy [1995?]
42 “Near Finisterre” original final copy [1995?]
43 “Invisible Sun” [199–]
44 “Invisible Sun” original final copy [199–]
45 “Near Relations” final draft of poems and plan of volume [2004?]
46 “Near Relations” January 2004
47 “Near Relations” October 2004
48 “Near Relations” descriptive copy notes October 2004
49 “Near Relations” edited by Stan Dragland November 2004
410 “Near Relations” page proofs 2005
Box 1
“Transformations” (originally titled “What we owe the stars”)
11 Manuscript/typescript2002-2003
12 Manuscript/typescript2002-2005
13 Typescript revisionsAugust, 2005
14 Typescript edited by Don Mckay and revised by J.R.February–March 2006
15 Typescript with pen marks from Ross LeckieMarch 2006
Box 1
11Notes and drafts of poems for “Lament of the Gorges”2003-2010
12 Notes and drafts of various poems2005-2009
13Notes and drafts of non-“Gorges” poems2009-2010
Box 1
11Notes and drafts for chapbook Laments of the Gorges (pub. 2011) 2011
12Notes, correspondence and drafts for Peter Cserhati: Hidden Treasures in Woodcarving, Sculpture and Sketches (pub. 2012) 2012
13Notes and drafts for The House of Breath (pub. 2012) 2012
14Revisions and editorial suggestions for Afloat 2011-2012
Box 1
11"Afloat" as copy edited by Alayna MunceDecember 2012


12New poems including draft copy of "Floater" which was changed to "Afloat" with possible structure and some alternative typography in Summer 2010October 2005 - December 2010


18Poetry Book Manuscript "Where We Live"September 2014


19Poetry drafts July 2010 to June 2012 [1 of 2]2010-2012


"A Book of Riddlu"
13Riddlu(s) original (post-it notes) drafts2001-2010


14"Riddlu" photocopies of originals, sample typefaces and correspondence2002-2012


15"A Book of Riddlu" (August 2012) [manuscript/typescript]2012


16"A Book of Riddlu" (late August 2012) [manuscript/typescript]2012


17Riddlu (February 2013)2013


Box 2
21Poetry drafts July 2010 to June 2012 [2 of 2]2010-2012


22Poetry drafts July 2012 to February 2014 [1 of 2]2012-2014


23Poetry drafts July 2012 to February 2014 [2 of 2] 2012-2014


Box 1
11Notes for "Gibraltar Point" section of Morning Watch1995


12Poem notes and drafts2012-2014


Box 1
11"By Hand" early drafts2015-2016


12"By Hand" later and final drafts2016-2017


13"Where We Live" early draft and final copy2015-2016


14Notes and poetry manuscripts, January to October 20152015


15Notes and poetry manuscripts, November 2015 to October 20162015-2016


Box 1
11Notes and drafts for poems in "Conversing with Wang An-shih", first halfAugust 2016 - February 2017


12Notes and drafts for poems in "Conversing with Wang An-shih", second halfFebruary - August 2017


13Background notes and first collected draft, "Conversing with Wang An-shih"July 2016 - September 2017

Includes a letter from editor and publisher, Carleton Wilson, of Junction Books, and a copy of the chapbook.

14"By Hand" text with suggestions by Alayna MunceNovember 2018

Includes authorial responses to text suggestions and editorial correspondence.

15Notes and drafts for poems, "Conversing with Emily Carr"March - August 2018


16Notes and drafts for poems, "Conversing with Henry David Thoreau", first halfSeptember - November 2017


17Notes and drafts for poems, "Conversing with Henry David Thoreau", second halfNovember 2017 - February 2018


Box 1
12Correspondence with Sue Chenette2018

Correspondence with Sue Chenette, editor of By Hand.

13Page proofs of "By Hand"2019


14Notes and intermediate drafts for Thoreau glosas2017-2019


15Notes and intermediate drafts for Carr glosas2018-2020


16Manuscript of "Earth Words"2020


Box 1
11Notes for poems in Ovid projectMarch 2018 - October 2020


12DraftsSeptember 2018 - May 2019

Poetry drafts and notes.

13DraftsMay 2019 - March 2020

Poetry drafts and notes.

14DraftsMarch - April 2020

Poetry drafts and notes.

15DraftsMay - June 2020

Poetry drafts and notes. 

16DraftsJuly - October 2020

Poetry drafts and notes.

17"New Songs for Orpheus" manuscriptNovember 2020

Manuscript for a book of poetry.