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Release: April 2, 1999
Former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Hass reads at the
UI April 16
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Hass
will present a reading at 8 p.m. Friday, April 16 in Shambaugh Auditorium
of the University of Iowa Main Library. Sponsored by the UI Writers' Workshop,
the reading is free and open to the public.
"No practicing poet has more talent than Robert Hass,"
the Atlantic Monthly proclaims.
Hass is the author of four books of poetry, "Sun Under
Wood," "Human Wishes," "Praise," "Field Guide," and a collection of essays,
"Twentieth Century Pleasures," which received the National book Critics Circle
Award for Criticism in 1984.
The Los Angeles Times says Hass' latest book, "Sun Under
Wood," ". . . is a book to be re-read, always with the lucky sense of walking
through a meadow with a friend, deep in the best kind of exchange."
Hass has also received a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur
Fellowship, popularly known as the "genius grant." He served as Poet Laureate
of the United States from 1995 to 1997. He teaches at the University of California
Hass was a visiting faculty member in the UI Writer's
Workshop when he was selected as Poet Laureate by the Library of Congress