TITLE: Poet Robert Hass Moderates River of Words Awards Ceremony
EVENT DATE: 2008/05/12
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 117 minutes
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Winners and finalists of the 2008 River of Words Environmental Poetry and Art Contest were honored at a ceremony. The ceremony, hosted by the Center for the Book, was moderated by Robert Hass, River of Words co-founder, former U.S. Poet Laureate and recent winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award for Poetry.
The ceremony featured young people from throughout the country reading their winning poems about the natural world. Young people from throughout the world also be displayed their winning landscape art. John Robrock, from San Benito High School in Hillister, Calif., was honored as the 2008 Teacher of the Year.