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|Manuscript Name||Papers of Robert Habost|
|Manuscript Number||MSS 101|
|Last Updated||August 2021|
|Extent||35cm (2 boxes)|
|Location||Special Collections, UNSW Canberra|
|Abstract||The collection comprises correspondence and related material pertaining to Germinal: poetry and poetics journal, including some submissions, paste-ups, and subscription orders. It also includes copies of the published issues.|
This collection relates to the poetry journal Germinal: poetry and poetics, edited and published in three issues by Robert Habost in 1985-1986. The papers consist of correspondence with contributors, reviewers and some subscription orders. They also include several submissions as well as correspondence from contributors whose submissions were not accepted into the journal. There is also a 1985 interview between Anne Collett and Geoffrey Page, and Anne Collett’s honours thesis on imagination in poetry. Contributors to Germinal include a number of significant Australian literary figures, such as Geoff Page, Gary Catalano, Graham Rowlands and П. O.
Robert Habost was born on 13 May 1953 in Sydney. The eldest of five children, he grew up in Gladstone and was educated in Brisbane. In 1985, while living in Brisbane, he founded the journal Germinal, dedicated to poetry and poetics.
Habost has published two collections of his poetry. The first, Madrigals (Germinal Press, 1994), under the name Robert Habost, and later West End Poems (Germinal Press, 2006) as Robert MacMaurice.
Robert Habost has also published as Robert Silverton Morison, Robert Bush and Robert MacMaurice.
Author record, Robert Habost, AustLit (www.austlit.edu.au), St Lucia: The University of Queensland, 2002-. [Retrieved 25/09/2018].
Author record, Robert MacMaurice, AustLit (www.austlit.edu.au), St Lucia: The University of Queensland, 2002-. [Retrieved 25/09/2018].
Access: Open Access
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Papers of Robert Habost, Special Collections, UNSW Canberra, Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, MSS 101, Box [Number], Folder [Number].
The collection was acquired from Robert Habost in 1989. A copy of Germinal, no. 1 was added by Robert Habost in 1993.
Australian poetry, poets, Australian poets, 20th century poetry.
Robert Habost 1953-
Robert Silverton Morison
Germinal no. 1, 1983-1985
Includes correspondence with contributors, some of which includes editorial notes. Also includes a paste-up of Germinal no. 1 and a draft contents page.
Germinal no. 2, 1985-1988
Includes correspondence with contributors and subscribers. Some correspondence with submitters includes editorial notes and drafts. Also includes handwritten and typed transcripts of the interview between Anne Collett and Geoffrey Page, a published version of which appears in Germinal no. 2, and correspondence from Collett about the interview itself.
No. 2, 1985
Consists of a paste-up of Germinal no. 2 and a hand-drawn rendition of the Germinal logo, approximately A3 in size.
Germinal no. 3, 1986
Largely consists of poetry and article submissions, with some related correspondence. Includes a paste-up of Germinal no. 3 and a draft contents page. Also includes Anne Collett’s honours dissertation, ‘Imagination and the Role of the Image in Poetic Creation and Appreciation’.
Germinal no. 3 corro [sic], 1986-1988
Largely consists of correspondence with contributors, some of which include submissions and editorial notes, including one note from Kathy Pettingill. Other files include subscription receipts and correspondence with subscribers and reviewers.
Address [sic], 1986-1988
Lists of addresses for contributors, literary figures, institutions and libraries. Also includes several drafts, titled ‘I Don’t Get the Job’, ‘Mapping out of the World’, and ‘You speak of love/ the way its there/’.
Published copies of the three issues of Germinal: poetry and poetics and an audio cassette of an interview with Geoff Page.
Germinal: poetry and poetics no. 1, April 1985
Germinal: poetry and poetics no. 2, November 1985
Germinal: poetry and poetics no. 3, November 1986
[AV] Folder 10
Geoff Page interview, 1985
A TDK AD 90 audio cassette with a handwritten title. The interview was published in Germinal, no. 2, 1985. Transcripts are available in Folder 2.