The life and works of the poet and mentor, James K Baxter, founder of the Jerusalem Commune, and one of New Zealand's most well regarded poets.

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BAXTER James K.  
The Holy Life and Death of Concrete Grady

Various uncollected and unpublished poems by James K Baxter, chosen and introduced by J E Weir. The rare hardback issue.

VG+ hardback in VG+ dust jacket.
$85 C/B
Oxford University Press, 1976, 99 pages.[#2582 new zealand poetry, james k baxter]


James K Baxter's only novel, written in the 1950s, and displaying the same preoccupations as the poem sequence 'Pig Island Letters'.

VG softback, first and last pages age browned
$8 C/A
Oxford University Press 1985, 125pp. [#1928, 2776 ]

BAXTER James K. 
In Fires of No Return, Poems

The original publication of this work as a Poetry Society Recommendation in 1958 established Baxter as a promising New Zealand poet.

VG softback
$30 C/A
Oxford University Press 1974 first reprint in this form, 68pp. [#2956 new zealand poetry , james k baxter ]

BAXTER James K  
The Labyrinth

Some Uncollected Poems by James K Baxter 1944-72
ISBN 6400198

VG softback with light wear
$25 C/A
Oxford University Press 1974 first edition perfect bound card wrappers, 76pp. [#2416 new zealand literature, poetry, James K Baxter ]

BAXTER James K. 
The Devil and Mr Mulcahy / The Band Rotunda

Two playscripts by J K Baxter. The first collection of his plays published.

VG softback with some minor soiling to covers.
$25 B/B
Heinemann Educational Books (NZ) 1971 first edition, 66pp. [#2868 new zealand, literature, james k baxter, theatre, play ]

SMITH Hal editor  
Poetry Dunedin 1969

Includes Hilary Baxter, James K Baxter, Charles Brasch, Bill Manhire, Peter Olds, Trevor Reeves and others.

VG softback, stapled sheets in paper wrappers, top of fep clipped.
$30 C/A
Dunedin Poetry Workshop 1969 first edition, 36pp. [#2415 nz literature, poetry ]

BAXTER James K.  The Rock Woman selected poems
VG light wear, minor pencil notation $12 B/A Oxford University Press 1973 reprint perfect bound card wrappers, 86pp. ISBN 0192112805 [# 1731 nz fiction]

The Two Baxters, Diary Notes by Pat Lawlor, with an Essay by Vincent O'Sullivan

Excerpts from Pat Lawlor's diary of material relating to James K Baxter, 1951-1972
ISBN 090858234X

VG softback
$20 C/A
Millwood Press 1979 first edition, 87 pages. [#2369 nz literature ]

McKAY Frank 
The Life of James K.Baxter
cover image of The Life of James K.Baxter, for sale in New Zealand

A biography of James K. Baxter (1926-1972), one of the major English language poets of the Twentieth century, and a deeply conflicted individual who presented many varied faces during his short life.
Catholic thinker, pacifist, husband, hippy guru, profound poet.
ISBN 9780195582659
new zealand poetry, literature, 20th century

VG softback
$25 C/C
Oxford University Press 1992, 320pp.
[#4822 ]

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