Poetry which has been described as geological,
which is elegiac, symbolic and which seeks to effect a communing with nature. Having served as an editor of several journals, the poetry is wide in its samplings and influences.
Author of A History of Waves,
a chapbook of linked sonnets published by the Poetry Society of Amercia in 2009. A full-length manuscript is complete and is out for consideration.
Beau Boudreaux Prize winner,
awarded in 2010 by Cream City Review for five poems. Prize judged by poet Kathy Fagan.
And publication by Verse Daily, a PBS Newshour video feature and more.
"There is no ... note of Platonist resignation anywhere in Eason's work; this is rough and tumble, continually transforming questing, both bitter and tender, shot through with hope."
Mark Doty, introduction to A History of Waves
"Reading Haines Eason's poems, I felt instantly I was in the presence of wildness and craft."
Kathy Fagan, Cream City Review
To the fence
Comes a mass—muscle.
Evening falling red
Unto purple fields,
Of black trees, from blue roads.
Symbol of your own death,
Walk together in your parts :
Veil of flies over
Slave of kings and broken men.
For some other’s sake,
To make a new self of
The self. In orange burning out,
A contrail, a comet.
In the blue become black,
A train glides on wheat.
How am I you, and you, me?
In the paddock of the moon,
In his glowing house,
Your owner loads his rifle.
I gave you oats from my pocket,
You gave me a door in the field.
VIDEO // Poem
Paper Kisses, Paper Moon
Aired: 04/04/11, PBS NewsHour
A History of Waves
Aired: 05-06/2010, Indiana Public Media