Letter, 1960, from James Baxter to John Pocock, thanking him for the review of his two plays, The Wide Open Cage , and Jack Winter's Dream .
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- ReferenceGB 96 MS1119
- Dates of Creation1960 October 25
- Name of Creator
- Language of MaterialEnglish
- Physical Description1 letter
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Administrative / Biographical History
Born Dunedin, New Zealand, June 1926; poet and playright, his radio play, Jack Winter's Dream (1959), made him internationally famous. Among his poetry collections was Pig Island Letters , published in 1966. In that year, he accepted the Robert Burns Fellowship at the University of Otago. He resigned to live in Jerusalem, a Maori settlement on the Wanganui river and travelled to nearby cities to work with the poor. His poems of this period often railed against society for tolerating poverty. The ascetic life he led from this period resulted in his health suffering. He moved to a commune near Auckland and died there in October 1972.
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Compiled by Richard Temple, July 2006.
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