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Paul Haines. Brad MacDougall. Life. Born in 1933. Vassar, Michigan Spent time in Europe, India, New York City. Settled in Toronto, Canada. Taught French, then made a career out of poetry. Had three children. Avery, Tim, Emily. Died in 2003. “Secret Carnival Workers” in 2007. Paul.

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Paul haines

Paul Haines

Brad MacDougall


Paul haines

Life

  • Born in 1933.

    • Vassar, Michigan

  • Spent time in Europe, India, New York City.

  • Settled in Toronto, Canada.

    • Taught French, then made a career out of poetry.

    • Had three children.

      • Avery, Tim, Emily.

  • Died in 2003.

    • “Secret Carnival Workers”

      in 2007.


Paul haines

Paul

  • Always wrote in capital letters.

  • Had a very abstract and avant-garde writing style. Mostly negative.

  • Hated spoken word poetry.

    • Collaborated with Carla &

      Paul Bley for “Escalator Over

      the Hill,” a very abstract jazz

      opera.

  • Only published one book of

    poetry in his lifetime.

    • “Third World Two” in 1981.

  • Very difficult to find

    information/resources about

    Paul.

    • Shunned the media.


Encore du tutoiement

“Encore du Tutoiement”

(for discussing & analyzing)

Encore du tutoiement (Alwaysinformal)

Inconnu (Unknown)

Cette plus ou moins (This more or less)

Grande concision (Great conciseness)

Aspect de femme (Aspect of woman)

Toujours sans but (Always without purpose)

Précis (Accurate)

Sauf but voulu (Except wanted purpose)

Depuis si longtemps (Sinceso long)

L'impossibilité de penser (The impossibility to think)

À toi sans penser à nous(Of you without thinking of us)


Sprig

“Sprig”

Fresh

When sleeping meant

Every other night

Falling asleep for a fifth

time

Early in a morning

Awake in terror

Words staring back at him

Never to be used

Their hands

On hold

So quiet they could hear each

other’s thinking

Denying garnered interests

Making of life a forged painting

Life’s big magnet, tug tugging

And listeners like you.

[video]


Poem for gretchen ruth

“Poem For Gretchen Ruth”

Every living thing then

Jumping up

Nothing paying

Attention

Light crawling

As slowly as ever

Into his hammock

Hung in mist

As dry as moths

Whose song

Is sung as

Weeping


D j trop vu

“Déjà Trop Vu”

A tall white

Pine stands

Between me

And the tree

I’m trying

To see

Also

A tall white

Pine


Creative response

Creative Response

Haze

The fluid night

Cannot comprehend

All of the dreams that are wasted

Hidden and hurried

I shake with passion

When terrors stir my mind

Never leaves a bruise

Inane and cold

To one who could be listening to

The morning

Miles mumbling

Falling asleep to grey thunder

Time’s dulcet twinkle, tick-ticking

And listeners like you.


Works cited

Works Cited

  • http://torontoist.com/attachments/toronto_carlyb/2007_08_27paulhaines.jpeg

  • http://books.google.ca/books?id=mtaRoO_seYIC

  • http://bp2.blogger.com/_DZ8VjNniFPU/SGFxwtEJZkI/AAAAAAAAAVo/ii0ShrZzp8o/s200/image+3.bmp

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Haines_%28poet%29

  • http://www.pointofdeparture.org/PoD13/img/books_haines_to_you.jpg

    Thanks. 


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