Guide to the Papers of Youngstreet Poets
|Manuscript Name||Papers of Young Street Poets|
|Manuscript Number||MSS 293|
|Last Updated||January 2019|
|Location||Academy Library, UNSW Canberra|
|Abstract||Organisational papers, including constitution, minutes, financials, correspondence. Also includes literary papers, drafts, galley proofs.|
Collection Subject Type
Scope and Content
A collection of the organisational papers of the Youngstreet Poets, created between 1978 and 1989. The collection includes minutes and meeting books, annual reports, constitution, financial records and correspondence. The collection also includes material relating to anthologies published by the Youngstreet Poets, including drafts, contracts, galley proofs.
Date Range of Content
1977 - 1989
The Youngstreet Poets are a group of Sydney-based poets founded in 1979 to provide a workshop setting in order to close the distance between creators and readers. The group was named after Young Street, where they were founded, but altered their name to avoid being confused with ‘street poetry’. They are still meeting, based since 1995 at Writing NSW, with a limited number of invited members.
The Youngstreet Poets have published several anthologies of Australian poetry, including Refractions: poems (1983, ed. Geoff Page), Procession (1987, ed. Fay Zwicky), Directions (1991, ed. Rosemary Dobson), The breaking line (1995, ed. Peter Skrzynecki).
Publisher record, Youngstreet Poets, AustLit (www.austlit.edu.au), St Lucia: The University of Queensland, 2002-. [Retrieved from https://www.austlit.edu.au/austlit/page/C376165 14/01/2019].
Writing NSW. (2018, April 12). Youngstreet poets. Retrieved from https://writingnsw.org.au/resources/writing-groups/youngstreet-poets/ 14/01/2019
Zwicky, F. (1987). Introduction. In F. Zwicky (Ed.), Procession (pp. 7-8). Sydney: Hale & Ironmonger.
Access and Copying Conditions
Access: Open Access
This collection contains a variety of copyright material. Copyright is held by the creator of each item. Specific conditions for this collection are listed below. If no conditions are stipulated then the standard terms of the Copyright Act apply for published and unpublished items. Digitised material from manuscript collections is provided to clients by UNSW Canberra in good faith for private study and research only, and may not be published or re-purposed without the express and written permission of the individual legal holder of that copyright. Refer also to the UNSW copyright, disclaimer and takedown policy.
Copying: Check with Curator
Papers of Youngstreet Poets, Academy Library, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, MSS 293, Box [Number], Folder [Number].
The collection was acquired from Youngstreet Poets in a single consigment.
Australian poetry, 20th century poetry
Young Street Poets
Young Street Poets Anthology material
Poetry, including material for Youngstreet Poets 3, edited by Fay Zwicky
Poetry, invoices, correspondence and details of history, 1980 - 1983
Correspondence, 1984 - 1988
Attendance books, 1983 - 1984, 1985 - 1986
Correspondence, 1985 - 1987
Correspondence, 1984 - 1985
Correspondence, 1979 - 1987
Correspondence, minutes, financial records, 1979 - 1987
Financial records, 1983 - 1987
Financial records, 1983 - 1987
Correspondence, 1981 - 1983
Correspondence, 1978 - 1980
Book reviews, publicity, 1979 - 1987
Society of Women Writers’ Workshop booklet, 1977
President’s report, talks given by members.
Talks by Young Street members
Young Street Poets’ Anthology, 1981
Minute books, 1978 - 1979
Meeting book, 1980 - 1982
Young Street Poets’ Anthology, edited by Vivian Smith
Order book, Receipt and Expenditure book, 1978 - 1987
Account book, 1983-1984
Creative Writing, Sri Lanka
Minutes and annual reports, 1983 - 1987
Minutes, agendas, constitution, 1979 - 1983
Galley proofs, contract for Procession
Minute book, 1979 - 1989
Talks given at meetings, 1978 -
Correspondence regarding Procession, 1986 - 1987
Correspondence, 1983-late 1980s.
Correspondence, poetry, 1983 - 1984
News clippings, 1979 - 1989
Receipts and cheque books, 1982 - 1987