Library of Congress

National Book Festival

At the 2018 National Book Festival


  • Poetry & Prose
    Saturday, September 1
    2:00 pm - 2:50 pm

Book Signing

  • Saturday, September 1
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Robert Hass was born in San Francisco. His books of poetry include “The Apple Trees at Olema,” a Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner as well as “Time and Materials,” “Sun Under Wood,” “Human Wishes,” “Praise” and “Field Guide,” which was selected by Stanley Kunitz for the Yale Younger Poets Series. Hass also co-translated several volumes of poetry with Nobel Laureate Czeslaw Milosz and authored or edited several other volumes of translation, including Nobel Laureate Tomas Tranströmer's “Selected Poems” and “The Essential Haiku: Versions of Basho, Buson and Issa.” His essay collection “Twentieth Century Pleasures: Prose on Poetry” received the National Book Critics Circle Award. Hass served as Poet Laureate of the United States from 1995 to 1997 and as chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. His latest work is “A Little Book on Form: An Exploration into the Formal Imagination of Poetry” (Ecco). Hass lives in California with his wife, poet Brenda Hillman, and teaches at the University of California at Berkeley.

Robert Hass

Photo by Shoey Sindel