Today's poem is "A Short History of the Republic"

from Beloit Poetry Journal

John Haines is the author of more than ten collections of poetry. His recent works include At the End of This Summer: Poems 1948-1954 (Copper Canyon Press, 1997); The Owl in the Mask of the Dreamer (1993); and New Poems 1980-88 (1990), for which he received both the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize and the Western States Book Award. He has also published a book of essays entitled Fables and Distances: New and Selected Essays (1996), and a memoir, The Stars, the Snow, the Fire: Twenty-five Years in the Northern Wilderness (1989). Haines spent more than twenty years homesteading in Alaska, and has taught at Ohio University, George Washington University, and the University of Cincinnati.

About Beloit Poetry Journal:
Poets in this issue: Megan Harlan, John Haines, Lisa Furmanski, Veronica Patterson, Susan Tichy, Allan Peterson, F. J. Bergmann, Matt Yurdana, Kwame Dawes, mar montas, Mary Molinary, Jessica Goodfellow, Bradley Greenburg

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Editors: John Rosenwald, Lee Sharkey

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