Robert Hass: An Education in Poetry

Join us for an evening with one of poetry's most celebrated and widely-read voices, former poet laureate, and Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winning author Robert Hass. He will offer penetrating insight into the true openness and instinctiveness of formal creation in poetry - our longest lasting mode of literature. 

Don't miss this chance to absorb Hass's profound education in the poetic arts, as he illuminates the formal impulses that underlie great poetry. Born in San Francisco and still local to California, Robert Hass has brought the kind of energy in his poetry to his work as an essayist, translator, and activist on behalf of poetry, literacy, and the environment. 

In his tenure as United States Poet Laureate, Robert Hass spent two years battling American illiteracy, armed with the mantra, "imagination makes communities."