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Poems of Thirty Years

This is the title of a collection published in 1982 by Carcanet New Press Ltd., Manchester. It is the first major collection of EM's poetry.
The preface to this volume, written by EM, reads as follows:

This volume reprints the complete text of The Vision of Cathkin Braes, The Cape of Good Hope, The Whittrick, The Second Life, The Horseman's Word, From Glasgow to Saturn, The New Divan, and Star Gate, and selections from Emergent Poems, Gnomes, and Instamatic Poems. […] It also includes Dies Irae […]. (p.V)

 

List of Contents:

Dies Irae (1952)

Dies Irae
Stanzas of the Jeopardy
'What waves have beaten…'
A Warning of Waters at Evening
The Sleights of Darkness
The Sleights of Time
Sleight-of-Morals
Harrowing Heaven, 1924
From the Anglo-Saxon:
    The Ruin
    The Seafarer
    The Wanderer
    Riddles: Swallows; Swan; Bookworm; Storm
From the Middle English:
    The Grave

The Vision of Cathkin Braes (1952)

The Vision of Cathkin Braes
A Courtly Overture
Ingram Lake or, Five Acts on the House
A Snib for the Nones
Verses for a Christmas Card
A Song of the Petrel

The Cape of Good Hope (1955)

The Cape of Good Hope

The Whittrick: A Poem in Eight Dialogues

(1961; first published as a whole, 1973)

from Emergent Poems (1967)

Plea
Dialeck Piece
Nightmare
Manifesto

from Gnomes (1968)

Strawberry Fields Forever
Archives
Astrodome
The Computer's Second Christmas Card

The Second Life (1968)

The Old Man and the Sea
The Death of Marilyn Monroe
Je ne regrette rien
The Domes of St Sophia
The White Rhinoceros
The Third Day of the Wolf
Aberdeen Train
The Opening of the Forth Road Bridge
To Hugh MacDiarmid
To Ian Hamilton Finlay
An Addition to the Family
Canedolia
Starryveldt
Message Clear
Bees' Nest
French Persian Cats Having a Ball
Orgy
To Joan Eardley
Linoleum Chocolate
Good Friday
The Starlings in George Square
King Billy
Glasgow Green
The Suspect
In the Snack-bar
Trio
Pomander
Summer Haiku
Siesta of a Hungarian Snake
Boats and Places
Seven Headlines
The Computer's First Christmas Card
Opening the Cage
The Chaffinch Map of Scotland
The Second Life
The Sheaf
The Unspoken
From a City Balcony
When you go
Strawberries
The Witness
One Cigarette
The Picnic
Absence
Without It
The Welcome
O Pioneers!
Construction for I. K. Brunel
Unscrambling the Waves at Goonhilly
The Tower of Pisa
Spacepoem 1: From Laika to Gagarin
Chinese Cat
Islands
In Sobieski's Shield
From the Domain of Arnheim
For the International Poetry Incarnation
What is 'Paradise Lost' Really About?
The Ages
A View of Things

from Penguin Modern Poets 15 (1969)

The Flowers of Scotland

The Horseman's Word (1970)

Arabian Nights Magic Horse
Clydesdale
Newmarket
Centaur
Eohippus
Kelpie
Hrimfaxi
Zane's
Hortobágy
Elegy

from Instamatic Poems (1972)

GLASGOW 5 MARCH 1971
    ('With a ragged diamond')
GLASGOW 5 MARCH 1971
    ('Quickly the magistrate')
NICE 5 MARCH 1971
CHICAGO MAY 1971
GERMANY DECEMBER 1970
NIGERIA UNDATED REPORTED OCTOBER 1971
LEATHERHEAD SURREY SEPTEMBER 1971
AVIEMORE INVERNESSSHIRE AUGUST 1971
MOUGINS PROVENCE SEPTEMBER 1971
VENICE APRIL 1971
LONDON JUNE 1970
ROCKALL INVERNESSSHIRE JUNE 1972
ELLINGHAM SUFFOLK JANUARY 1972
LANCASHIRE NOVEMBER 1971
WASHINGTON SEPTEMBER 1971
TRANSLUNAR SPACE MARCH 1972
BANGAON INDIA JULY 1971
GLASGOW OCTOBER 1971
BRADFORD JUNE 1972
CAMPOBASSO ITALY UNDATED REPORTED MARCH 1971
LONDON NOVEMBER 1971
    ('At the Festival of Islam')
GLASGOW NOVEMBER 1971
    ('It is a fine thronged…')
GLASGOW NOVEMBER 1971
    ('The "speckled pipe" of the MacCrimmons')
MILAN UNDATED REPORTED OCTOBER 1971

From Glasgow to Saturn (1973)

Columba's Song
Floating off to Timor
In Glasgow
Kierkegaard's Song
Tropic
Shantyman
Oban Girl
The Woman
The Apple's Song
Drift
Fado
After the Party
At the Television Set
From the North
The Milk-cart
Estranged
For Bonfires i-iii
Blue Toboggans
Song of the Child
Lord Jim's Ghost's Tiger Poem
Flakes
Hyena
The Loch Ness Monster's Song
The Mill
London
    I St James's Park
    II Soho
    III The Post Office Tower
Interferences: a sequence of 9 poems
Che
The Fifth Gospel
Afterwards
The Gourds
Last Message
Frontier Story
The Barrow: a dialogue
Thoughts of a Module
The First Men on Mercury
Spacepoem 3: Off Course
A Too Hot Summer
Itinerary i-iii
Boxers
Letters of Mr Lonelyhearts i-iii
A Jar Revisited
Pleasures of a Technological University
The Computer's First Dialect Poems
    I The Furze Kidder's Bating (Northamptonshire)
    II The Birkie and the Howdie (Lowland Scots)
The Computer's First Code Poem
Not Playing the Game
Rider i-v
Guy Fawkes Moon
Saturday Night
Death in Duke Street
Christmas Eve
Stobhill
Glasgow Sonnets i-x

The New Divan (1977)

The New Divan
Memories of Earth
Space Sonnet & Polyfilla
Polyfilla
Pictures Floating from the World
The Reversals
Twilight of a Tyranny
The World
A Girl
Three Trees
On John MacLean
Vico's Song
Sir Henry Morgan's Song
Shaker Shaken
Lévi-Strauss at the Lie-Detector
Wittgenstein on Egdon Heath
Ten Theatre Poems
Five Poems on Film Directors
School's Out
Adventures of the Anti-sage
The Divide
Smoke
The Beginning
The Planets
The Question
Resurrections
Unfinished Poems

Star Gate: Science Fiction Poems (1979)

Instamatic The Moon February 1973
The Worlds
Particle Poems
Era
Foundation
A Home in Space
The Mouth
The Clone Poem
The Moons of Jupiter

Uncollected Poems 1976-1981

The Rock
The Mummy
Five Waiting Poems
Instructions to an Actor
The Archaeopteryx's Song
A Good Year for Death
Migraine Attack
At Central Station
Winter
New Year Sonnets i-x
Surrealism Revisited
Interview
Ore
Stele
Gorgon
Fountain
Book
Mt. Caucasus
On the Water
Moving House
Home on the Range
On the Needle's Point
In the Bottle
Jordanstone Sonnets i-iii
Caliban Falls Asleep in the Isle Full of Noises
Iran
The Coals
On the Train i-iii
A Riddle
A Pair of Cats
Little Blue Blue
Eve and Adam
Grendel
Tarkovsky in Glasgow
Jack London in Heaven
Cinquevalli

 

Although this volume is out of print you may find it in a lot of good libraries, and you can also try getting it in second-hand book shops.

However, you'll be delighted to hear/read that all poems included in this volume were reprinted in Collected Poems, Manchester: Carcanet Press, 1990, which is still available directly at Carcanet Press Ltd., and in any bookshop or online bookshop!

 

 

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