Robert L. Hass

Robert L. Hass

Professor
Distinguished Professor in Poetry and Poetics
C65 Hearst Annex
M 11;30-1:00 and by appt.
bobhass@berkeley.edu


Specialties

Books

Title Fields
Now and Then: The Poet's Choice Columns Now and Then: The Poet's Choice Columns
From 1997 to 2000, former Poet Laureate of the United States Robert Hass wrote the nationally syndicated column “Poet’s Choice” which featured poems relevant to current headlines written by well-known poets as Wallace Stevens, John Ashbery, and Robert Frost. Now & Then is a collection of these columns that serve as a symbol of the continuing importance of poetry in our daily lives and a celeb....
Time and Materials: Poems 1997-2005 Time and Materials: Poems 1997-2005
The poems in Robert Hass's new collection—his first to appear in a decade—are grounded in the beauty and energy of the physical world, and in the bafflement of the present moment in American culture. This work is breathtakingly immediate, stylistically varied, redemptive, and wise. His familiar landscapes are here—San Francisco, the Northern California coast, the Sierra high country—in addition t....
The Apple Trees at Olema The Apple Trees at Olema
The Apple Trees at Olema includes work from Robert Hass's first five books—Field Guide, Praise, Human Wishes, Sun Under Wood, and Time and Materials—as well as a substantial gathering of new poems, including a suite of elegies, a series of poems in the form of notebook musings on the nature of storytelling, a suite of summer lyrics, and two experiments in pure narrative that meditate on personal ....
What Light Can Do What Light Can Do
An evocative and captivating collection of essays on writers, place, poetry, and photography—with accompanying photos throughout—from Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner Robert Hass Renowned for his magisterial verse, Robert Hass is also a brilliant essayist, the New York Times hailed him as a writer who "is so intelligent that to read his poetry or prose, or to hear him speak, gives on....
The Poetic Species: A Conversation with Edward O. Wilson and Robert Hass The Poetic Species: A Conversation with Edward O. Wilson and Robert Hass
In this shimmering conversation (the outgrowth of an event cosponsored by the American Museum of Natural History and Poets House), Edward O. Wilson, renowned scientist and proponent of “consilience”—or the unity of knowledge—fi nds an ardent interlocutor in Robert Hass, whose credo as United States poet laureate was “imagination makes communities.” As they explore the many ways that poetry and sc....
Modernist Women Poets: An Anthology Modernist Women Poets: An Anthology
The 20th century was a time of great change, particularly in the arts, but seldom explored were the female poets of that time. Robert Hass and Paul Ebenkamp have put together a comprehensive anthology of poetry featuring the poems of Gertrude Stein, Lola Ridge, Amy Lowell, Elsa Von Freytag-Loringhoven, Adelaide Crapsey, Angelina Weld Grimke, Anne Spencer, Mina Loy, Hazel Hall, Hilda Doolitt le, M....

Current Research

Professor Hass works on contemporary American poetry and translation; he has also been interested recently in environmental history and literature.


Recent English Courses Taught

Fall, 2017
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
141/2 Modes of Writing (Exposition, Fiction, Verse, etc.) Creative Writing Lecture Courses
143T/1 Poetry Translation Workshop Creative Writing Workshops
Fall, 2016
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
C77/1 Introduction to Environmental Studies Special Topics
C77/101 -- discussion section No instructor assigned yet.
C77/102 -- discussion section No instructor assigned yet.
C77/103 -- discussion section No instructor assigned yet.
C77/104 -- discussion section No instructor assigned yet.
C77/105 -- discussion section No instructor assigned yet.
C77/106 -- discussion section No instructor assigned yet.
Fall, 2015
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
C77/1 Introduction to Environmental Studies Special Topics
C77/101 -- discussion section Willis, Dan
C77/102 -- discussion section Klavon, Evan
C77/105 -- discussion section Klavon, Evan
C77/106 -- discussion section Ward, Laura
C77/107 -- discussion section Willis, Dan
C77/108 -- discussion section Ward, Laura
141/2 Modes of Writing (Exposition, Fiction, Verse, etc.) Novel
Drama
Poetry
Creative Writing Lecture Courses
Spring, 2015
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
117B/1 Shakespeare Shakespeare
Drama
117B/101 -- discussion section Bauer, Mark
117B/102 -- discussion section Miller, Jasmin
117B/103 -- discussion section Miller, Christopher Patrick

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