Other literary forms

(Poets and Poetry in America)

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.