Robert Hass

Robert Hass is a poet, translator and essayist. In 2017, HarperCollins published his most recent book of essays, A Little Book on Form: An Exploration Into the Formal Imagination of Poetry. His other books include his book of prose, What Light Can Do: Essays 1985-2010 (Ecco/HarperCollins); his selected poems, The Apple Trees at Olema (Ecco/HarperCollins); Time and Materials (Ecco/ HarperCollins), which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award; and his edition of Walt Whitman’s Song of Myself and Other Poems (Counterpoint). His other books of poetry include Sun Under Wood: New Poems, Human Wishes, Praise, and Field Guide. He has also co-translated many volumes of the poetry of Czeslaw Milosz and is the author or editor of several other collections of essays and translations, including The Essential Haiku: Versions of Basho, Buson, and Issa; Twentieth Century Pleasures: Prose on Poetry; and Now & Then: The Poet’s Choice Columns 1996-2000. He served as Poet Laureate of the United States from 1995 to 1997. Awarded a MacArthur Fellowship and, twice, the National Book Critics Circle Award, he is a professor of English at UC Berkeley. www.barclayagency.com.

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