James k baxter best poems

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James K. Baxter: Poems by James K. Baxter

Including 50 poems by revered New Zealand poet and social activist James K. Baxter, this unique and accessibly sized collection offers an insiders view of the man and his work from his longtime friend and fellow poet Sam Hunt. With a range of familiar and lesser-known poems dating from 1945 to 1972, and a substantial essay by Hunt, this compilation offers a fresh and very personal look at the work of an extraordinarily influential poet.
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Baxter, his own poetic voice, and the different types of homecoming and belonging. Roberts, securely colonial, turgid, patriotic, and straining for effect. Klein — too clever by half, ostentatiously modern and worldly-wise. I opened the book just to skim it, and found myself reading a couple of poems. And then this:.

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James K. Baxter was one of New Zealand's best known and best loved poets. In his short life he produced a huge number of poems, as well as plays, literary criticism, and social and religious commentary. A hugely influential figure, Baxter was as well known for his life as for his writing. Baxter was born in Dunedin in , the younger son of the well-known conscientious objector Archibald Baxter.

James K. Born in Dunedin, Baxter started writing poetry at an early age; his first collection of poetry, Beyond the Palisade , 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 and the long poem Hart Crane: A Poem His third major collection, The Fallen House , was published even as he struggled with alcoholism. He finally earned his BA in In addition to reflecting his new religious perspective on life, his writing began to take a more critical view of New Zealand society, especially after he received a UNESCO stipend that allowed him to travel extensively in Asia.


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    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.

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