Robert Hass

Robert Hass

About Robert Hass

Robert Hass is an american poet and writer who served as Poet Laureate of the United States from 1995 to 1997. His poems tend to vary in structure as he alternates between prose-like blocks and free verse and have been said to have a stylistic clarity, seen in his simple, clear language and precise imagery. Robert Hass's works are well known for their West Coast subjects and attitudes and he can be seen reading his poems in this video. He won the 2007 National Book Award and shared the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for the collection Time and Materials: Poems 1997-2005. In 2014 he was awarded the Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets.
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