Interviewed by: Michelle Boisseau
Catalog Number: 20020724, 19980406
The U.S. Poet Laureate 1995-97, Robert Hass has been an acclaimed poet since the publication of his very first book Field Guide, which won the Yale Younger Poets Award in 1973. Since that time, Hass has been awarded the MacArthur "genius" fellowship and has published numerous books, including the 1996 National Book Critics Circle Award-winning collection, Sun Under Wood. In this interview conducted by the poet Michelle Boisseau, Hass discusses his work and reads from his work, old and new.
We go to the archives to revisit a program that examines important African-American writers, beginning with the 18th century's Phyllis Wheatley and concluding with former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove. This show also features the late Margaret Walk...
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