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Carcanet Press Book Collection

Date range: 1965-present

Number of items: Over 1,500 items.

The Library holds a collection of some fifteen hundred books printed by the Carcanet Press, the Manchester-based literary publishing house, which specializes in contemporary poetry, the revival of neglected writers, lives and letters, and poetry in translation. Especially rare are the first editions dating from 1969.

Authors include:

  • John Ash
  • John Ashbery (1927-2017)
  • Iain Bamforth
  • Sujata Bhatt
  • Patricia Beer (1924-1999)
  • Eavan Boland
  • Alison Brackenbury
  • Caroline Bird
  • Christine Brooke-Rose (1923-2012)
  • Gillian Clarke
  • Donald Davie (1922-1995)
  • Elaine Feinstein
  • John Gallas
  • Jorie Graham
  • Michael Hamburger (1924-2007)
  • John Heath-Stubbs (1918-2006)
  • Elizabeth Jennings (1926-2001)
  • P. J. Kavanagh (1931-2015)
  • Mimi Khalvati
  • Grevel Lindop
  • C. B. McCully
  • Hugh MacDiarmid (1892-1978)
  • Christopher Middleton (1926-2015)
  • Edwin Morgan (1920-2010)
  • Andrew Motion
  • Les Murray
  • Octavio Paz (1914-1998)
  • C. H. Sisson (1914-2003)
  • Jeffrey Wainwright
  • Andrew Waterman

The collection complements the large and important Carcanet Press archive and is added to on a regular basis.

See also:

Carcanet Press Archive

Further Information:

Recorded in Library Search.

Other resources:

Carcanet Press website

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