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Robert Hass & Brenda Hillman Reading

Tuesday, April 17, 2018,
  • Location: Wilson Hall • 111 21St Ave S • Nashville, TN 37240
  • Room: 126

Vanderbilt Creative Writing

Gertrude & Harold S. Vanderbilt Visiting Writers Series

   Robert Hass is an American poet and translator. His books of poetry include The Apple Trees at Olema: New and Selected PoemsTime and Materials, which won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize; Sun Under Wood: New Poems, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award; Human WishesPraise, which won the William Carlos Williams Award; and Field Guide, which was selected by Stanley Kunitz the Yale Younger Poets Series. He received the 2014 Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets, and served as poet laureate of the United States from 1995 to 1997. He lives in California with his wife, poet Brenda Hillman, and is Distinguished Professor in Poetry and Poetics at the University of California, Berkeley.

The author of over ten books of poetry, Brenda Hillman has received numerous awards for her work including fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Poetry Society of America, as well as a Pushcart Prize and the Delmore Schwartz Memorial Award. Her collection Bright Existence (1993) was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and Loose Sugar (1997) a finalist for the National Book Critic’s Circle Award. A professor of creative writing, she holds the Olivia Filippi Chair in Poetry at St. Mary’s College, in Moraga, California.

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