Author(s): James K. Baxter
Includes all poems from collections and broadsheets, of James K. Baxter (1926-1972), a complex and gifted poet at the forefront of his generation. The poems are carefully edited, with brief textual notes where necessary, and are arranged in chronological order of composition. The publication date of each poem is given, along with a full bibliography of Baxter's verse.
"James K. Baxter is an outstanding figure, one of the major English-language poets of the post-war years."--Times Literary Supplement
"[Baxter's] work presents an engaging tension between futility and gentle optimism....J.E. Weir has carefully edited this interesting pilgrimage with notes and dates of estimated composition and initial publication."--Choice
"A highly significant figure in contemporary literature."--The Times (London)
"J.E. Weir's massive collection of Baxter's verse reminds us that in the last analysis he was a poet...a major figure, a major influence--someone to be reckoned with when totting up the poetic score of this century."--World Literature Today