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I came across John Haines while reading William Kittredge s great anthology The Portable Western Reader Haines is better known as a poet, and maybe that s why these essays are so vividly written They represent a period of years from the 1940s to the 1980s during which Haines homesteaded off and on near Richardson, in central Alaska They are only somewhat reflective and focus instead on capturing the raw experience of living in the woods, along creeks and rivers, through the seasons of the y I came across John Haines while reading William Kittredge s great anthology The Portable Western Reader Haines is better known as a poet, and maybe that s why these essays are so vividly written They represent a period of years from the 1940s to the 1980s during which Haines homesteaded off and on near Richardson, in central Alaska They are only somewhat reflective and focus A very meaningful exercise in the act of observing, Haines s prose, spanning 25 years of homesteading in Alaska, is perhaps the least abstract writing I ve encountered about attempting to live amidst and in concert with nature I came to Haines s text by way of the Fairbanks based composer John Luther Adams, whose music is going inexorably from being about place to becoming place The New Yorker, May 12 2008 The connection between Adams and Haines, beyond friendship and shared geography, A very meaningful exercise in the act of observing, Haines s prose, spanning 25 years of homesteading in Alaska, is perhaps the least abstract writing I ve encountered about attempting to live amidst and in concert with nature I came to Haines s text by way of the Fairbanks based composer And something happens It happens slowly, but as surely as the sun comes back each spring and leaves us again in the fall Oneold face has vanished another, younger and stranger, is in its place Imperceptibly, the world grows distant, as if one s sight were failing as he watched Thoughts, physical movements struggle to hold their places, then give way and reassemble in a different order We learn to live with spaces and silences we had not know before Memory, something we had relied on And something happens It One of Alaska s greatest living poets perhaps one of America s, too John Haines uses simple words to convey the most complex ideas He captures the essence of what it s like to live in the Interior of Alaska from Written in beautiful prose with unending honesty, this narrative captures the ups and downs and raw beauty of a man living mostly alone in Alaska For 25 years, in small batches here and there, he lived in the wild, in the manner of the frontiersman before him, and gave up many of the luxuries that modern life could have afforded him.This book reads quickly and Haines words flow as effortlessly as you might expect those of a poet to I especially liked the sincerity and genuine curiosity he us W 814.54 H1532s 2000 I love that this is called a memoir and it is but it is a memoir unlike I have any I have ever read The author simply tells of days that don t look extraordinary in many ways but when he writes them in his quiet, spare prose they reveal so much in the simple, mundane every day aspects of life in Alaska the life he has chosen He reveals also the truth and beauty of nature and silence and friendship It is a most unusual memoir creating a song that though being played on only one I love that this is called a memoir and it is but it is a memoir unlike I have any I have ever read The author simply tells of days that don t look extraordinary in many ways but when he writes them in his quiet, spare prose they reveal so much in the simple, mundane every day aspects of life in I enjoyed this memoir John Haines, a poet from the northwest US and Alaska, wrote about his years of living in the Alaskan wilderness He opens with an essay on hunting and trapping which is rather gra {FREE PDF} í The Stars, the Snow, the Fire õ In This Wilderness Classic, The Quintessential Alaskan Frontiersman Relates His Experiences From Over Twenty Years As A Homesteader As New York Newsday Has Said Of His Work, If Alaska Had Not Existed, Haines Might Well Have Invented It Touch Not the Cat the Snow The Charmer’s Box the Fire õ In This Wilderness Classic The Charmer’s Box: Poetry The Quintessential Alaskan Frontiersman Relates His Experiences From Over Twenty Years As A Homesteader As New York Newsday Has Said Of His Work Red Roots (Vampire Empire, If Alaska Had Not Existed What to Do Until Love Finds You: The Bestselling Guide to Preparing Yourself for Your Perfect Mate Haines Might Well Have Invented It This is possibly my all time favorite book written by Alaskan poet laureate, John Haines We read this for an Alaskan literature class Our house was actually just a few miles from Haine s homestead, so I loved reading all the imagery of the wilde