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By John Meade Haines | Comments: ( 182 ) | Date: ( Dec 14, 2019 )

Praise for John Haines A writer of rare vision and poetic eloquence Robert Michael Pyle, New York Times Book Review Haines has always written with a beautiful ear His early work distinguished itself by combining lucid images from the natural world with a dreamy inwardness An imagination of solitude inhabited a solitary landscape if the sensibility relished an asceticPraise for John Haines A writer of rare vision and poetic eloquence Robert Michael Pyle, New York Times Book Review Haines has always written with a beautiful ear His early work distinguished itself by combining lucid images from the natural world with a dreamy inwardness An imagination of solitude inhabited a solitary landscape if the sensibility relished an ascetic purity, the body presented itself in the mouth s pleasure of vowel and in the eye s exactness The later work retains these qualities sense and imagination while it adds of the world and of Haines rigorous intelligence He writes with a hard instrument on a hard surface, making no disposable verses Donald Hall, The Nation His poems require concentration, rereading, and knowledge beyond what they impart, but the extra effort is richly, religiously rewarded Ray Olson, Booklist If one views Haines poetic development as a journey from the specific geography of the Alaskan wilderness to the uncharted places of the spirit, then that journey is now complete Dana GioiaBorn in Norfolk, Virginia in 1924, John Haines studied at the National Art School, the American University, and the Hans Hoffmann School of Fine Art He homesteaded in Alaska for over twenty years He is the author of several major collections of poetry a collection of reviews, essays, interviews, and autobiography, Living Off the Country University of Michigan Press, 1981 and a memoir, The Stars, the Snow, the Fire Graywolf Press, 1989 He has received numerous awards, including two Guggenheim Fellowships, a National Endowment for theArts Fellowship, the Alaska Governor s Award for Excellence in the Arts, and most recently a Western State Arts Federation Lifetime Achievement Award and a Lenore Marshall The Nation poetry prize for New Poems 1980 1988 Story Line Press, 1990 He is currently a freelance writer and teacher and still spends part of each year in Alaska.


  • Title: The Owl in the Mask of the Dreamer: Collected Poems
  • Author: John Meade Haines
  • ISBN: 9781555972462
  • Page: 418
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

John Meade Haines

Born in Norfolk, Virginia, in 1924, John Haines studied at the National Art School, the American University, and the Hans Hoffmann School of Fine Art The author of than ten collections of poetry, his recent works include At the End of This Summer Poems 1948 1954 Copper Canyon Press, 1997 The Owl in the Mask of the Dreamer 1993 and New Poems 1980 88 1990 , for which he received both the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize and the Western States Book Award.He has also published a book of essays entitled Fables and Distances New and Selected Essays 1996 , and a memoir, The Stars, the Snow, the Fire Twenty five Years in the Northern Wilderness 1989.Haines spent than twenty years homesteading in Alaska, and has taught at Ohio University, George Washington University, and the University of Cincinnati Named a Fellow by The Academy of American Poets in 1997, his other honours include the Alaska Governor s Award for Excellence in the Arts, two Guggenheim Fellowships, an Amy Lowell Travelling Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Library of Congress John Haines lives in Helena, Montana source



Comments The Owl in the Mask of the Dreamer: Collected Poems

  • Cooper Renner

    I read about 100 pages, then set it aside. I may read more later. Too much sameness after a while.


  • Kevin Spicer

    John Haines' poetry is brilliant. His imagination is informed by dark, severe nights on the Alaskan tundra. A place that is much different than just an abstract mental darkness, like modern computer dwelling folk might imagine, like a literary device standing for nothingness, which I think only exists in our heads. It was shocking and beautiful and completely alluring to me that there is a certain magical somethingness about the winter nights that Haines writes about (that feels so lived in!), s [...]


  • Sarah

    It is so hard to find good poetry that I rarely try. It can be incomprehensible twaddle or the most inspiring thing you've ever read--or worse, something crass or mediocrity. I thank whatever chance brought me to John Haines. The first poem I fell in live with was the Girl Who Buried Snakes in a Jar, and the second was In the Sleep of Reason, both of which you can find on Poetry. This collection is a bonanza of the most beautiful poetry I've ever read. Haines truly mastered the art of almost-sto [...]


  • Andy

    Very unpretentious writing.I like Haine's incorporation of the natural world into his writing. It is what nature really is: brutal and beautiful. Some of the poetry is a little flat, but most is taut.


  • Matt Morris

    See my review of this & other books at miscmss/2014/04/t


  • Ron Warnick

    Wonderfull


  • stig

    Putting on hold halfway through.


  • R.K. Goff

    Beautiful and haunting poetry--heavily shaped by the natural world. A little more obscure, but very much worth it.


  • Sandra

    A good collection of the best of John Haines. Includes most of the prior collections.


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