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For The Century's End Poems 1990-1999 by John M. Haines

For The Century's End Poems 1990-1999

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For The Century's End Poems 1990-1999 by John M. Haines

Poet and essayist John Haines has forged, in his long career, a body of work noted both for its austere lyric beauty, anchored in the solitude and spaciousness of his early years as a homesteader in the Alaskan wilderness, and for its penetrating responsiveness to the human condition. The generous selection of poems in For the Century's End conveys, in form and substance, the singular and exhilarating power of Haines's poetry of the past decade, underscoring his role as one of the major writers of our time.


In fifty years [Haines] will be one of the few contemporary poets left of the thousands in print today: he'll represent our moment in history and be read for his prophetic and grimly beautiful picture of it. * Open Spaces * A Haines poem is clear, cold and thin as an icicle, often in accentual verse, sparing with metaphor, a slow-burning fuse. * The Times Literary Supplement * John Haines remains one of our greatest poets, and this volume of his work over the last decade should not be overlooked. . . . Haines is a master of voice and perception. His ability to draw an aura around the darkest moments of our lives is uncanny; it never leaves us. * Bloomsbury Review *

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Publication date

16th July 2015


John M. Haines

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University of Washington Press


104 pages


Poetry by individual poets



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