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Robert Hass

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rachel sachs

on 29 April 2010

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U.S. Poet Laureate 1995-1997 Born in San Francisco on March 1, 1941
California raised
Catholic schooling
Alcoholic mother
Loving, supportive older brother
Influenced by
San Francisco's art culture
Kenneth Rexroth
Alcoholic mother

San Franciscan poet who
wrote Japanese poetry,
such as a haiku. “Poetry is a way of living….a human activity like baking bread or playing basketball” -Hass
Translate works by Matsuo Basho, Yosa Buson,
Kobayashi Issa, Czeslaw Milosz
Poet, Teacher,
Translator, Promoted poetry --
set high standards
for Poet Laureate MA and PhD in
English at Stanford Now teaches at
University of California
Berkeley Editor, Writer Chancellor of The Academy of American Poets from 2001 to 2007 http://2poets.blogspot.com/2009/01/problem-of-describing-color.html First book published:
Field Guide in 1973
Won Yale Younger
Poets Series Award Published:
Twentieth Century Pleasures: Prose on Poetry
Human Wishes
The Essential Haiku: Versions of Basho, Buson, and Issa
Sun Under Wood
Time and Materials: Poems 1997-2005 A Luncheon of the Boating Party
By Pierre-Auguste Renoir The Yellow Bicycle
by Robert Hass
Once, when they had made love in the middle of the night and
it was very sweet, they decided they were hungry, so they got up,
got dressed, and drove downtown to an all-night donut shop.
Chicano kids lounged outside, a few drunks, and one black man
selling dope.
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