MacArthur Fellows Program

Robert Hass

Poet, Critic, and Translator | Class of March 1984

Title
Poet, Critic, and Translator
Location
Moraga, California
Area of Focus
Poetry, Translation

Robert Hass is a poet, a critic, and a translator.

His poetry is rooted in California history and ecology, and his verse shows a meticulous concern with both substance and sound. Hass is the author of four books of poetry—Field Guide (1973), Praise (1979), Human Wishes (1989), and Sun Under Wood: New Poems (1997)—and a book of essays entitled Twentieth Century Pleasures: Prose on Poetry (1984). He also has collaborated in the translation of six volumes of poetry by Czeslaw Milosz, The Separate Notebooks (1984), Unattainable Earth (1986), The Collected Poems (1988), Provinces (1991), Facing the River: New Poems (1995), and A Second Space (2004), as well as a volume of classic Japanese haiku: The Essential Haiku: Versions of Bashåo, Buson, and Issa (1994).

Hass is a professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley.

Hass received a B.A. (1963) from St. Mary’s College of California and an M.A. (1965) and a Ph.D. (1971) from Stanford University.

Updated July 2015

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