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Living Off the Country: Essays on Poetry and Place (Poets on Poetry)

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When he was a homesteader in Alaska, poet John Haines moved away from language and institutions to an older and simpler existence. In solitude, listening to his own voice, the events of his life reached into the past and the future.

We live on the surface, he discovered. It is the land that makes people. If a poet will see, will feel, will interpret his place and then relate that experience to what he knows of the world at large, he will have a life in imagination, a vitality beyond appearances.

John Haines is author of At the End of Summer: Poems 1948-1954; Fables and Distances: New and Selected Essays; and The Owl in the Mask of the Dreamer. He received the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize in 1991.

Synopsis:

Reflections on how landscape, the imagination, and the "real world" color the creative process

Synopsis:

When he was a homesteader in Alaska, poet John Haines moved away from language and institutions to an older and simpler existence. In solitude, listening to his own voice, the events of his life reached into the past and the future.

We live on the surface, he discovered. It is the land that makes people. If a poet will see, will feel, will interpret his place and then relate that experience to what he knows of the world at large, he will have a life in imagination, a vitality beyond appearances.

John Haines is author of At the End of Summer: Poems 1948-1954; Fables and Distances: New and Selected Essays; and The Owl in the Mask of the Dreamer. He received the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize in 1991.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780472063338
Author:
Haines, John
Publisher:
University of Michigan Press
Location:
Ann Arbor, Mich. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
American
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Poetics
Subject:
Addresses, essays, lectures
Subject:
Poets, American
Subject:
Landscape in literature
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Poets, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Poets on Poetry (Paperback)
Series Volume:
14
Publication Date:
19820131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in

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Reflections on how landscape, the imagination, and the "real world" color the creative process

"Synopsis" by ,
When he was a homesteader in Alaska, poet John Haines moved away from language and institutions to an older and simpler existence. In solitude, listening to his own voice, the events of his life reached into the past and the future.

We live on the surface, he discovered. It is the land that makes people. If a poet will see, will feel, will interpret his place and then relate that experience to what he knows of the world at large, he will have a life in imagination, a vitality beyond appearances.

John Haines is author of At the End of Summer: Poems 1948-1954; Fables and Distances: New and Selected Essays; and The Owl in the Mask of the Dreamer. He received the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize in 1991.

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