Robert L. Hass

Distinguished Professor in Poetry and Poetics
C65 Hearst Annex
M 11;30-1:00 and by appt.



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Hass The Poetic Species: A Conversation with Edward O. Wilson and Robert Hass
In this shimmering conversation (the outgrowth of an event cosponsored by the American Museum of Natural History and Poets House), Edward O. Wilson, renowned scientist and proponent of “consilience”—or the unity of knowledge—fi nds an ardent interlocutor in Robert Hass, whose credo as United States poet laureate was “imagination makes communities.” As they ex....
Hass_2 Modernist Women Poets: An Anthology
The 20th century was a time of great change, particularly in the arts, but seldom explored were the female poets of that time. Robert Hass and Paul Ebenkamp have put together a comprehensive anthology of poetry featuring the poems of Gertrude Stein, Lola Ridge, Amy Lowell, Elsa Von Freytag-Loringhoven, Adelaide Crapsey, Angelina Weld Grimke, Anne Spencer, Mina Loy, Hazel Hall, Hilda Doolitt le,....
Apple_trees_olema The Apple Trees at Olema
The Apple Trees at Olema includes work from Robert Hass's first five books—Field Guide, Praise, Human Wishes, Sun Under Wood, and Time and Materials—as well as a substantial gathering of new poems, including a suite of elegies, a series of poems in the form of notebook musings on the nature of storytelling, a suite of summer lyrics, and two experiments in pure narrative that med....
What_light_can_do What Light Can Do
An evocative and captivating collection of essays on writers, place, poetry, and photography—with accompanying photos throughout—from Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner Robert Hass Renowned for his magisterial verse, Robert Hass is also a brilliant essayist, the New York Times hailed him as a writer who "is so intelligent that to read his poetry or prose, or to h....
Pic-book24 Time and Materials: Poems 1997-2005
The poems in Robert Hass's new collection—his first to appear in a decade—are grounded in the beauty and energy of the physical world, and in the bafflement of the present moment in American culture. This work is breathtakingly immediate, stylistically varied, redemptive, and wise. His familiar landscapes are here—San Francisco, the Northern California coast, the Sierr....
Pic-book25 Now and Then: The Poet's Choice Columns
From 1997 to 2000, former Poet Laureate of the United States Robert Hass wrote the nationally syndicated column “Poet’s Choice” which featured poems relevant to current headlines written by well-known poets as Wallace Stevens, John Ashbery, and Robert Frost. Now & Then is a collection of these columns that serve as a symbol of the continuing importance of poetry ....

Current Research

Professor Hass works on contemporary American poetry and translation; he has also been interested recently in environmental history and literature.

Recent English Courses Taught

Fall, 2016
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
C77/1 Introduction to Environmental Studies Special Topics
C77/101 -- discussion section No instructor assigned yet.
C77/102 -- discussion section No instructor assigned yet.
C77/103 -- discussion section No instructor assigned yet.
C77/104 -- discussion section No instructor assigned yet.
C77/105 -- discussion section No instructor assigned yet.
C77/106 -- discussion section No instructor assigned yet.

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