Readings in Contemporary Poetry

Robert Hass

Robert Haas is the author of three books of poems, Field Guide (1973), Praise (1979), and Human Wishes, which was published by the Ecco Press in 1989. He has co-translated several volumes of poetry by Czeslaw Milosz, including Unattainable Earth and Provinces, and contributed to Dante's Inferno: Translations by Twenty Contemporary Poets. He has edited Selected Poems: 1954-1986 by Thomas Tranströmer, as well as The Essential Haiku: Versions of Bashö, Busan, and Issa. A book of his essays, Twentieth Century Pleasures, received the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1984. His many honors include a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship. In 1995 he was selected by the Library of Congress as Poet Laureate of the United States. Robert Haas is a professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley. His latest book of poetry is Sun Under Wood, and his most recent book is Poet's Choice: Poems for Everyday Life.

Meditation at Lagunitas
Misery and Splendor