Poet Robert Hass & Friends

Event Details

Join us for this extraordinary opportunity to hear one of America’s most engaging poets in person at a benefit for TheWest Marin Review (WMR). Inverness resident Robert Hass was US Poet Laureate from 1995 to 1997. He has received numerous accolades, including the Pulitzer Prize and the MacArthur “Genius” Award, and has also contributed poems to WMR, the award-winning journal published by Point Reyes Books in collaboration with a group of professional artists, writers, and editors from West Marin. NOTE: Poet Kay Ryan who was scheduled to appear with Hass is ill and cannot attend. Instead, he will be joined by special guests, to be announced.

About West Marin Review: Founded in 2006, West Marin Review published its first volume in 2008. The publication is a collaborative effort by a dedicated team of volunteers. Local artists, writers, poets, and community members serve as reviewers for each issue. The Review received a design award from The New York Book Show in 2010.

About Robert Hass: Bob Hass is a poet, essayist, and translator. His books include Time and Materials (National Book Award in poetry and the Pulitzer Prize), and The Apple Trees at Olema. Essay collections include What Light Can Do: Essays on Art, Imagination, and the Natural World. Twice a winner of National Book Critics Circle Award, he served as US Poet Laureate from 1995–1997. An active environmentalist, he serves on the board of directors of International Rivers and River of Words. He is married to the poet Brenda Hillman. With her he divides his time between the Point Reyes peninsula and Berkeley where he is a UC professor.