R.M. Haines is a member of the Poets Union. Raised in a rural, southern Ohio town of about 3,000 people, he is a first generation college graduate, holding also an MFA and PhD. Presently, he works as a community college adjunct instructor in composition and creative writing. 

His work has appeared in a variety of places, most recently Protean and Prolit. In addition, his first collection of poems, A Dark Address, was released in April 2020 as a free PDF on Gumroad.com. In 2021, his second collection, Interrogation Days, will be released by woe eroa.