Our collections contain published works by and about the Welsh modernist poet Lynette Roberts (1909 - 1995). Roberts was born in Buenos Aires to parents of Welsh descent and educated in Argentina and London. The finding list below is derived from Explore the British Library.
After marrying the Welsh poet and editor Keidrych Rhys, she moved to Wales, where she spent the 1940s, working as a poet and painter. Roberts and Rhys divorced in 1949, and she moved back to London. Roberts published very little after The Endeavour: Captain Cook's first voyage to Australia (1954).
Collected Poems. Manchester: Carcanet, 2005. Shelfmark: YK.2006.a.5797
Gods with stainless ears: a heroic poem. London: Faber & Faber, 1951. Shelfmark: 11659.bb.2.
Poems. London: Faber & Faber, 1944. Shelfmark: 11656.f.26.
"Two poems: To a Welsh woman. The Circle of C.". In: The Caseg broadsheets of Welsh poetry. No. 4 . Shelfmark: Cup.501.k.48
The Endeavour: Captain Cook's first voyage to Australia. [With plates, including a portrait.] London: Peter Owen, 1954. Shelfmark: 10497.a.87.
An Introduction to village dialect, with seven stories. London: Druid Press, [1944.] Shelfmark: 12986.f.11.
Pikoulis, John. "Awen warcheidiol: mae cerddi anarferol Lynette Roberts yn ei gosod ymhlith y goreuon o'r llenorion Eingl-Gymreig". In: Barn 394 (1995), pp. 44-5. Shelfmark: P.P.8005.pj.
Wheale, Nigel. "Beyond the trauma stratus: Lynette Roberts' Gods with stainless ears and the postwar cultural landscape". Welsh writing in English: a yearbook of critical essays. Vol. 3 (1997), pp. 99-107. Shelfmark: ZC.9.a.4120
Wheale, Nigel. "Lynette Roberts: legend and form in the 1940s". In: Critical quarterly, 36/3 (1994), pp. 4-19. Shelfmark: P.P.4881.sct/3
Wilkinson, John. "The Brain's tent" [review essay of Collected Poems], Boston Review, 31:5 (Sept./Oct. 2006). Shelfmark: ZA.9.d.333. Also available online.