Robert Hass was born in San Francisco on March 1, 1941. He attended St. Mary’s College in Moraga, Calif., and received an M.A. and Ph.D. in English from Stanford University.
Hass served as Poet Laureate of the United States from 1995 to 1997.
His books of poetry include “Time and Materials” (2007; Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner); “Sun Under Wood: New Poems” (1996); “Human Wishes” (1989); “Praise” (1979); and “Field Guide” (1973; Yale Younger Poets Series winner).
Hass has also translated several volumes of poetry and is author or editor of several other collections of essays and translation, including “The Essential Haiku: Versions of Basho, Buson, and Issa “(1994) and “Twentieth Century Pleasures: Prose on Poetry” (1984).
Robert Hass reads more of his poetry in this web exclusive.