Read more about Poet Robert Hass

Robert Hass' poetry reading was part of the 10th anniversary celebration of the Smith College Poetry Center. Read more about Hass and his work....

Robert Hass


Award-winning poet and former United States Poet Laureate, Robert Hass, read Tuesday evening, October 2, 2007, following the opening reception of the Face of Poetry exhibition. The events were scheduled in celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Smith College Poetry Center.

Date Event
Oct. 2
4:00 pm
Reception - "The Face of Poetry"
Book Arts Gallery, Neilson, 3rd floor
Oct. 2
7:30 pm
Poetry reading - Robert Hass
Weinstein Auditorium, Wright Hall
Oct. 3
4:30 pm
Illustrated talk - Margaretta Mitchell
Neilson Library Browsing Room

The events are free, open to the public, and wheelchair accessible.

For more information about the celebration, please consult the press release posted on the Smith College News & Events website.

Link to past SC Libraries Poetry Center Readings resource pages.

Field Guide by Robert Hass          Poet's Choice, edited by Robert Hass

Robert Hass’s poetry serves as a guide to the natural world, while also leading the reader through the complex realms of human interaction. Hass’s first poetry collection, Field Guide, was selected by Stanley Kunitz for the Yale Younger Poets series in 1973.

Hass has published four books of poetry and has translated the poems of Czeslaw Milosz, as well as Japanese haiku. He also edited Poet’s Choice: Poems for Everyday Life, available at

Search by author to locate in the Five College Library Catalog.

For more information about Robert Hass, please consult the Poetry Center website.

Please note: Some of the resources listed in this section are restricted for off-campus access to Smith College students, faculty, and staff. To connect, enter your Smith GroupWise email username and password when requested.


Biography in Context
Includes entries from Contemporary Authors and Contemporary Poets.

Online Texts

Expanded Academic Index
Search by subject to find reviews and articles about the poet, or search by author to find poems and articles written by him.
Use SC Links to connect to full text.

Internet Resources

Internet Site Access
American Academy of Poets - includes an audio link
Poetry Foundation - biographical information, articles, reviews, poems
Mother Jones Magazine (March/April 1997) - interview


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