John Haines (June 29, 1924 – March 2, 2011) was an American poet and educator who had served as the poet laureate of Alaska.
John Meade Haines, who was born in
Norfolk, Virginia, published nine collections of poetry. He was appointed the Poet Laureate of Alaska in 1969. A collection of critical essays about his poetry, [1 ] The Wilderness of Vision, was published in 1998. Haines taught graduate level and honors English classes at the [2 ] University of Alaska Fairbanks. He died in Fairbanks, Alaska. [3 ] Tributes to John Haines by the author and literary critic John A. Murray were published in The Bloomsbury Review, July–August 2011 and The Sewanee Review, Winter 2012. Murray also conducted a lengthy interview with John Haines in The Bloomsbury Review, July–August 2004. [4 ]
Bibliography [ edit ]
Winter Light (2008). CD; readings from earlier collections of poems and essays, with introductions to each collection. Read by the author.
For the Century's End: Poems 1990 – 1999 Seattle and London: University of Washington Press
At the End of This Summer: Poems 1948–1954 ( Copper Canyon Press, 1997)
Fables and Distances: New and Selected Essays ( Graywolf Press, 1996)
The Owl in the Mask of the Dreamer ( Graywolf Press, 1993)
New Poems 1980–88 (1990), (received the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize and the Western States Book Award)
The Stars, the Snow, the Fire: Twenty-five Years in the Northern Wilderness ( Graywolf Press, 1989)
News from the Glacier: Selected Poems 1960–1980 (Wesleyan, 1982)
Living Off the Country: Essays on Poetry and Place ( University of Michigan Press, 1981)
Twenty Poems ( Unicorn Press, 1971)
The Stone Harp (1971)
Winter News (1966)
Anthologies [ edit ]
A Place on Earth: An Anthology of Nature Writing from Australia and North America. 2004. Edited by Mark Tredinnick.
. Edited by The Best American Poetry 1999 David Lehman.
A Republic of Rivers: Three Centuries of Nature Writing from Alaska and the Yukon. 1990. Edited by John A. Murray.
Inroads: An Anthology Celebrating Alaska's Twenty-seven Fellowship Writers. 1988. Edited by Elyse Guttenberg and Jean Anderson.
Poetry of the Committed Individual. 1973. Edited by Jon Silkin.
Further reading [ edit ]
Bourne, Daniel; Kooistra, John (1998). "Certain Things Intruding on the Wilderness: A Three-Cornered Conversation with John Haines". Artful Dodge. Kooistra was a long-time friend of Haines.
Gioia, Dana, "Introduction", in Haines, John (1990). New Poems: 1980–1988. Story Line Press.
"Review of The Wilderness of Vision". The Wilderness of Vision is a collection of criticism of Haines' poetry. Noble, Darren L.
"Sound and Death in John Haines's Poetry." M.A. Thesis. Oregon State University, 2001.
John Haines, Richard Hugo, William Matthews, Reg Saner, Richard Shelton, Gary Soto, William Stafford, and David Wagoner (1982). Wild, Peter and Graziano, Frank, ed. New Poetry of the American West. Durango, CO: Logbridge-Rhodes. p. 104. ISBN 978-0937406199. OCLC 8589531, 655452420 and 610178960 (print and on-line)
Wild, Peter (1985). John Haines. Boise, Idaho: Boise State University "Western Writers Series" (#68). pp. 51. ISBN 978-0884300427 OCLC 12672075