Readings in Contemporary Poetry

November 10, 1995
548 West 22nd Street, NYC, 7:30pm

Robert Hass

Photo: Barbara Hall

Robert Hass is the author of three books of poems, Field Guide (1973), Praise (1979), and Human Wishes, which was published by Ecco Press in 1989. He has co-translated several volumes of poetry by Czeslaw Milosz, including Unattainable Earth and Provinces, edited Selected Poems: 1954-1986 by Tomas Transtromer, and contributed to Dante's Inferno: Translations by Twenty Contemporary Poets. 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 Hass is a Professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley.