Bezner, Kevin, and Kevin Walzer, eds. The Wilderness of Vision: On the Poetry of John Haines. Brownsville, Oreg.: Story Line; 1996. A substantial 252-page anthology containing an introduction, biographical time line, sixteen articles and reviews, plus primary and secondary bibliographies.
Hudson, Marc. “’Voice at Once Contemporary and Ancient’: The Enduring Value of John Haines’s Winter News.” Sewanee Review 117, no. 4 (2009): 576-591. An in-depth analysis by a critic and poet, who was inspired by the book.
Mason, David. “The Tenacity of John Haines.” Sewanee Review 106, no. 1 (1998): 103-111. Placement of the poet’s work in the context of other modern poets, plus a comment on the Bezner and Walzer critical anthology.
Rogers, Steven B., ed. A Gradual Twilight: An Appreciation of John Haines. Fort Lee, N.J.: CavanKerry Press, 2003. A collection of essays that examine Haines’s life and work.
Taylor, Henry. “A Form of Patience: The Poems of John Haines.” In Twayne Companion to Contemporary Literature in English, I: Ammons-Lurie, edited by R. H. W. Dillard and Amanda Cockrell. New York: Twayne-Thomson Gale, 2002. Comprehensive coverage of all the poetry through 2001.
Trueblood, Valerie. “One to Whom the Great Announcements Are Made.” American Poetry Review (January/February, 2001): 47-50. Brief but comprehensive coverage of the prose as well as poetry through 2001.
Wild, Peter. John Haines. Boise, Idaho: Boise State University Press, 1985. A pioneering fifty-one-page monograph covering the prose as well as poetry through 1982.