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Author Baxter, James K., author.

Title Selected poems of James K. Baxter / edited by Paul Millar ; cover design, Athena Sommerfeld
Published Auckland, New Zealand : Auckland University Press, 2010


Description 1 online resource (320 pages) : illustrations, portraits
Series Australasian literature: Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands (text)
Contents Cover; Half-title; Title Page; Acknowledgements; Dedication; Table of Contents; Introduction; Note on the Text; THE 1940S; Beyond the Palisade; The Mountains; Love-Lyric III; Letter to Noel Ginn; The First Forgotten; University Song; Envoi [to 'University Song']; High Country Weather; Blow, Wind of Fruitfulness; Odysseus; Returned Soldier; The Bay; Sea Noon; Let Time be Still; Tunnel Beach; Songs of the Desert, 8; To my Father; The Cave; Farmhand; Letter to Noel Ginn II; Poem by the Clock Tower, Sumner; Virginia Lake; Hart Crane; Wellington; Rocket Show; Wild Bees
Poem in the Matukituki ValleyTHE 1950S; A Rented Room; The Fallen House; Cressida, 11: Her Decision; The Bad Young Man; The Homecoming; Never No More; The Surfman's Story; Perseus; Spring Song; Elegy at the Year's End; Lament for Barney Flanagan; To my Father; The Giant's Grave; Reflections on a Varsity Career; Crossing Cook Strait; Harry Fat and Uncle Sam; A Rope for Harry Fat; Husband to Wife; In Fires of No Return; By the Dry Cardrona; At Hokianga; Pyrrha; At Akitio; The Phoenix' Nest; Song of the Years; Howrah Bridge; School Days; This Indian Morning; Night in Delhi; Be Happy in Bed
ElephantaReturn to Exile; Mr Baxter's Evening Liturgy; Spring Song of a Civil Servant; THE 1960S; The Sixties; Ballad of Calvary Street; Evidence at the Witch Trials; Christchurch 1948; Winter; To Our Lady of Perpetual Help; On the Death of her Body; Election 1960; A Dentist's Window; To a Samoan Friend; At Raspberry Hut; The Rubber Monkey; A Family Photograph 1939; The Tree; The Bureaucrats; At Serrières; The Hollow Place; The Dying Nazi Guard; The Town under the Sea; Home Thoughts; The Cold Hub; Martyrdom; The Iron Cradle; Father to Son
To Any Young Man who Hears my Verses Read in a Lecture RoomAn Ode to the Reigning Monarch on the Occasion of Her Majesty's Visit to Pig Island; The Axe-Blade; Shingle Beach Poem; East Coast Journey; Pig Island Letters; The Waves; Letter to Robert Burns; Tomcat; from The Holy Life and Death of Concrete Grady; Thoughts of a Remuera Housewife; To a Print of Queen Victoria; Ballad of Nine Jobs; A Bucket of Blood for a Dollar; The Old Earth Closet; The Lion Skin; On Possessing the Burns Fellowship 1966; At Aramoana; The Maori Jesus; Daughter; from Words to Lay a Strong Ghost
To my Father in SpringTravelling to Dunedin; At Queenstown; At the Fox Glacier Hotel; Mother and Son; At Kuri Bush; At Brighton Bay; Fitz Drives Home the Spigot; Winter River; Grandfather; Iron Scythe Song; The River; At Naseby; Reflections at Lowburn Ferry; Air Flight North; Winter Poem to my Wife; Safety; A Small Ode on Mixed Flatting; Tangi; The Rock Woman; The Fear of Change; Spring; Summer 1967; The Caryatids; The Doctrine; Here; The Black Star; The Bargain; Stephanie; To Patric Carey; Letter to Sam Hunt; THE JERUSALEM PERIOD; [The book is shut]; For Hone
Summary With a range of poems from the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s and the Jerusalem period, full texts of major sequences 'Pig Island Letters' and the 'Jerusalem Sonnets', and key new poems directly from manuscript, Millar's selection reveals the breadth of Baxter's achievement, not merely its peaks - from the comic and bawdy to the political and devotional
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references at the end of each chapters and indexes
Notes This edition in English
Print version record
Subject New Zealand poetry -- 20th century.
POETRY -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
New Zealand poetry.
Genre/Form poetry.
Form Electronic book
Author Millar, Paul, editor
Sommerfeld, Athena, cover designer
ISBN 9781869405427