Guide to the Papers of Lauren Williams
|Manuscript Name||Papers of Lauren Williams|
|Manuscript Number||MSS 159|
|Last Updated||April 2007|
|Extent||14 cm (1 box)|
|Location||Academy Library, UNSW Canberra|
|Abstract||The papers include correspondence, manuscript and typescript poetry drafts and proofs.|
Scope and Content
The papers include correspondence, manuscript and typescript poetry drafts and proofs for The sad anthropologist, published by Five Islands Press, Wollongong, N.S.W., 1993 and Live sentences, Myron Lysenko ... [et al.], published by Penguin Books Australia, Ringwood, Vic., 1991.
Lauren Williams grew up in Melbourne, Victoria, attending Mt. Waverly High School. She became known as a performance poet in the late 1970's. In 1995 she was invited to read at the 5th Festival Internacional de Poesía en Medellín, Colombia. This inspired her to undertake a degree in Spanish language at La Trobe university. She has since read her own translations of her work in Madrid, Barcelona, Costa Rica, and Medellín, where she returned in 2002. Williams has been the poet-in-residence on Radio National's Arts Today program, and co-convenes the La Mama Poetica readings in Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria.
Williams was awarded:
Australia Council, New Work Grant, 2002
Launceston Poetry Cup, 1993: winner for 'One dick poem too many' FAW Anne Elder Poetry Award, 1991: second for Driven to talk to strangers.
AustLit : https://www.austlit.edu.au/austlit/page/A1446
Papers of Lauren Williams, Academy Library, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, MS 159, Box [Number], Folder [Number].
Poets, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives.
Australian poetry -- 20th century.
Women poets, Australian -- 20th century -- Archives.
Manuscript and annotated typescript drafts of 119 poems, arranged in alphabetical order by Williams, together with a typescript list of titles, 1975-1991
'Driven to talk to strangers', published in Live sentences, 1990
Author's galley proofs
The sad anthropologist. Was originally to be published as 'Earshot' by Pi O; retitled 'Night train', 1992
'Earshot' - annotated typescript, carbon and photocopy typescript drafts arranged in alphabetical order by Williams and annotated by Pi O
The sad anthropologist, 1992
'Earshot' - annotated typescript drafts and correspondence with Peter Oustabasidis (Pi O), regarding various versions of contents lists
The sad anthropologist, 1993
'Night train' - correspondence from Ron Pretty Editor, Five Island Press, corrected manuscript, various drafts of contents pages, back cover blurb and front cover