Story: Tuwhare, Hone

Fellow artists: James K. Baxter’s tangi (1st of 4)

Fellow artists: James K. Baxter’s tangi

In October 1972 Hone Tuwhare’s friend, the poet James K. Baxter, died. Along with hundreds of mourners, Tuwhare travelled to the tangihanga (funeral) at Jerusalem, on the Whanganui River, and paid his respects at the grave. That journey is recalled in his poem ‘Heemi: for James K. Baxter’, published in the Listener soon after.

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Janet Hunt. 'Tuwhare, Hone', Dictionary of New Zealand Biography, first published in 2010. Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 July 2020)