Glenn Baxter: Drawings (1974)
Unpaginated, 32 pages. Art by author. Drawings and poetry on recto side only. First edition (first printing). A near fine copy in white illustrated printed wrappers (paperback).
32 absurdist drawings, many captioned, by Glen "Colonel" Baxter, British artist and poet associated with the New York School of poets.As an art student in Leeds during the early 1960s, Baxter encountered the writing of Frank O'Hara and developed an interest in New York School poetry and the mimeograph magazines then being introduced to London. After submitting some of his own pieces to ADVENTURES IN POETRY, in 1974 Baxter was invited to the U.S. to read at St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery - "I stood at the lectern, dressed in a tweed suit, and began to speak. People burst into spontaneous laughter. I had arrived" (from a 2016 interview in LITERARY HUB). That same year, both Adventures in Poetry and Gotham Book Mart published mimeograph collections of his work: the present title by the former, and THE HANDY GUIDE TO AMAZING PEOPLE and FRUITS OF THE WORLD IN DANGER by the latter.