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J. E. Weir,James K. Baxter
Oxford University Press; Later Edition Used edition (April 18, 1996)
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James K. Baxter is one of New Zealand’s most celebrated poets

James K. Baxter is one of New Zealand’s most celebrated poets. Born in Dunedin, Baxter started writing poetry at an early age; his first collection of poetry, Beyond the Palisade (1944), was critically acclaimed although he was just 17 years old and a student at the University of Otago when it was published. He followed his initial success with two further volumes of poems: Blow, Wind of Fruitfulness (1948) and the long poem Hart Crane: A Poem (1948). Baxter enrolled at Wellington Teachers’ College in 1951.

How did I get to this age without having read - or even heard of - James Baxter? That he was a New Zealander dead now roughly 30 years does not seem a sufficient excuse. The poems - and there are very many of them - range from folksy, often amusing ballads to real soul-and mind-stoppers, poems that block the reader's ordinary paths of thought and perception. Mr. Baxter was an Anglican who converted to Roman Catholicism - New Zealand's Anglican Prayer Book is rich with his prayers.

Horse: a Novel, 1985. James K. Baxter: Poems, selected and introduced by Sam Hunt, 2009. Poems to a Glass Woman, with introductory essay by John Weir, 2012. a b c d e f g h i j k l m Carcanet profile.

James K. Baxter’s most popular book is Collected Poems of James K. Baxter. New Selected Poems by.

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The poetry of James K Baxter (1926-1972) has won wide acclaim. First published in 1982, this selection of 200 poems from all periods of his writing has become the standard introduction to his work for the student and general reader. The full range of his poetry is represented and the important sequences have been included in full. General readership as well as poetry lovers and students. Baxter was not a man of few words, and his private correspondence was no exception. Frank, funny, generous, sometimes filthy, packed with poems and musings on love, the Catholic faith, and how to live well and write well, they provide remarkable new insights into his life and work.

Poems analysed from James K. Baxter was born in Dunedin, New Zealand in June of 1926

Poems analysed from James K. Baxter was born in Dunedin, New Zealand in June of 1926. Biography of James K. Farmhand by James K. Elegy For My Father’s Father by James K.

The publication in 1980 of the Collected Poems of New Zealand's greatest poet was a landmark in that country's literature. This volume includes over 700 previously published poems and 50 additional poems remaining in manuscript.
  • This is a collection of the poems of James K. Baxter. It includes all his published collections of poems, and other poems, and an introduction by John Weir, the editor. It does not claim to include all his poems; many were deliberately left out by the editor, and, of course, as with all poets, more are still coming to light (another was reported on 27 September 2014 to have been discovered). The volume was published in 1979, and has been reprinted.

    Structurally the book is 43 saddle-sewn gatherings of 16 pages each, case bound in paper boards. For a book likely to be consulted over and over it would have done better with cloth boards, and no doubt you can rebind your own copy. The copy I have shows a good deal of shelf wear. But it is hanging together well.

    Reviewing the contents is like reviewing the Bible. These are Baxter's poems, and you wouldn't have them any other way. Reading them as a young man I was baffled by the content, and could not hear the poetry. Now as an old man the poetry (the metre etc) seems obvious, though perhaps I am still missing much. For the content, coming back to the poems after thirty or forty years, it is saddening to see that Baxter, a lifetime ago, lived in the same bitter world that I live in now. Perhaps he was bitterer younger, but perhaps the world is no worse after all.

  • JKB is THE MOST underrated underappreciated poet to come out of the antipodes. This is not light reading!. Don't pick it up as before sleep fodder It deserves at least an entire cold, drizzly day by the fire.

  • You don't know me or my tastes from Adam. Why bother listening; well because I don't have an axe to grind or dollar to make.
    James K Baxter is a great poet. Being a parochial New Zealander helps, but the way JKBaxter moves me spells 'good' in 6ft letters above my head.
    Start with something fun 'An Ode on Mixed flatting' 1967 and work you're way round this collection. There is something for any mood you're in.
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