Other literary forms
Though his primary medium has been poetry, John Meade Haines has published several books of prose, three of them substantial works of nonfiction. Living off the Country: Essays on Poetry and Place (1981) collects writing about Alaska and the wilderness, poets and poetry, a long interview, and autobiographical sketches. The Stars, the Snow, the Fire: Twenty-five Years in the Northern Wilderness—A Memoir (1989) collects eighteen essays about aspects of life in hunting, trapping, foraging, exploring, and dwelling in a cabin. Fables and Distances: New and Selected Essays (1996) collects letters to journal editors, plus essays about literature, nature, living in the wilderness, and an interview.