Lunch Poems: Robert Hass

UCTV: UC Berkeley

46 min 30 sec, Feb 2, 2004

“After hosting Lunch Poems for eight years, Robert Hass has finally been prevailed upon to read his own poems in the series. Former Poet Laureate of the U.S., Hass is a UC Berkeley professor who has made important contributions in poetry, criticism, and translation. His books of poetry are Sun Under Wood, Human Wishes, Praise, and Field Guide, the latter winner of the Yale Younger Poets Award. His critical essays are assembled in Twentieth Century Pleasures, and the poets he has translated include Czeslaw Milosz, Tomas Tranströmer, and masters of Japanese haiku.”



2 responses to “Lunch Poems: Robert Hass”

  1. This is very cool! I’m glad he decided to read. I had no idea the readings were available on the web, so I thank you for the links.

    This past summer I purchased a book called The Face of Poetry which includes a CD of many poets from the Lunch Poems series reading their poems. In addition, each poet in the book has a gorgeous portrait by Margaretta Mitchell, who for years has been photographing the poets that read at Berkeley.

  2. Hi Christine,

    A new issue of Autumn Sky Poetry is up. I’ll need to check that out.

    Isn’t it great that these poems are available to web surfers. And getting this stuff out there can only help the cause of poetry. For all its good, copyright laws can be detrimental to getting readers to read, and thus hold everyone back.

    The book looks good, the photos sound neat. I’ll have to get out and shop.


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