Robert Hass


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March 01, 1941

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Robert Hass was born in San Francisco and lives in Berkeley, California, where he teaches at the University of California. He served as Poet Laureate of the United States from 1995 to 1997. A MacArthur Fellow and a two-time winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award, he has published poems, literary essays, and translations. He is married to the poet Brenda Hillman.

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Time and Materials

3.95 avg rating — 1,821 ratings — published 2007 — 10 editions
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Praise

4.23 avg rating — 1,518 ratings — published 1979 — 3 editions
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The Essential Haiku: Versio...

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Human Wishes

4.26 avg rating — 903 ratings — published 1989 — 2 editions
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Sun under Wood

4.13 avg rating — 904 ratings — published 1996 — 3 editions
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Field Guide

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The Apple Trees at Olema: N...

4.35 avg rating — 388 ratings — published 2010 — 6 editions
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Twentieth Century Pleasures...

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What Light Can Do: Essays o...

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The Best American Poetry 2001

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"His idiom is spare, he means to say what he knows, as simply as possible, and the simpler the poems the more mysterious they are. For clear water, a scrupulousness of mind, I turn to Oppen." ...More

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“It's hell writing and it's hell not writing. The only tolerable state is having just written.”
Robert Hass

“After a while I understood that, talking this way, everything dissolves: justice, pine, hair, woman, you and I. There was a woman I made love to and I remembered how, holding her small shoulders in my hands sometimes, I felt a violent wonder at her presence like a thirst for salt, for my childhood river with its island willows, silly music from the pleasure boat, muddy places where we caught the little orange-silver fish called pumpkinseed. It hardly had to do with her. Longing, we say, because desire is full of endless distances.”
Robert Hass

“Longing, we say, because desire is full of endless distances.”
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