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Robert Hass was the recipient of a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship, the winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in 1984 and 1997, and his first book of poetry, Field Guide, was selected for the Yale Series of Younger Poets by Stanley Kunitz in 1972. Mr. Hass is a professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of 3 other books of poetry including Praise, Human Wishes, and Sun Under Wood, as well as a book of essays on poetry, Twentieth Century Pleasures. He’s co-translated many of the works of Nobel Prize-winning Polish poet, Czeslaw Milosz, and he’s edited Selected Poems: 1954-1986 by Thomas Tranströmer, The Essential Haiku: Versions of Basho, Buson, and Issa, and Poet’s Choice: Poems for Everyday Life.

Robert Hass’s deep commitment to environmental issues, has led him to co-found the River of Words children’s environmental poetry and art contest, which is run through the International Rivers Network. Recently, Robert Hass was chosen as Educator of the Year, by the North American Association on Environmental Education. His forthcoming book of poems, from Counterpoint Press, will be entitled An Unnamed Flowing.



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