Robert Hass

Robert Hass served as Poet Laureate from 1995 to 1997. His poetry has been set to music by American composer Matthew Pace.

Photo: Robert Hass, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

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“Hass was born in San Francisco. He received his B.A. from St. Mary’s College in California and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Stanford University. His first collection of poetry, Field Guide (1973), won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award. His collection of essays, Twentieth Century Pleasures, won the National Book Critics Award in 1985. Hass also has helped poet Czeslaw Milosz translate his works. Hass teaches at the University of California at Berkeley.”

–Library of Congress Poets Laureate page

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