At the End of This Summer

John Haines

These previously unpublished poems represent a first book manuscript which sat on a shelf for more than forty years, despite recommendations and encouragement from poets like William Carlos Williams. Written just before Haines’s move to his Alaskan homestead, these visionary poems exhibit the clarity and intelligence which have marked him as one of the greatest living American poets.

ISBN: 9781556590795

Format: Paperback

About the Author

John Haines was born in 1924 and homesteaded in Alaska for many years. He is the author of many volumes of poetry and essays, including The Owl in the Mask of the Dreamer. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Library of Congress.

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“It behooves us to listen to a poet who deepens the silence around us and touches upon an ancient environmental wisdom.” ā€”New York Times Book Review

“This collection of verse, written during what Haines calls an ‘early period of apprenticeship’ when he was living in New York City, reveals a roving, youthful, romantic heart.” ā€”Publishers Weekly