The Apple Trees at Olema by Robert Hass
New and Selected Poems

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“No practicing poet has more talent than Robert Hass.”
Atlantic Monthly

 

The National Book Award-winning author of Time and Materials, Robert Hass is one of the most revered of all living poets. With The Apple Trees at Olema, the former Poet Laureate and winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize offers twenty new and selected poems grounded in the beauty of the physical world. As with all of the collections of this great artist’s work, published far too infrequently, The Apple Trees at Olema is a cause for celebration.

 

About Robert Hass

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Robert Hass was born in San Francisco. His books of poetry include The Apple Trees at Olema (Ecco, 2010), Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner Time and Materials (Ecco, 2008), Sun Under Wood (Ecco, 1996), Human Wishes (1989), Praise (1979), and Field Guide (1973), which was selected by Stanley Kunitz for the Yale Younger Poets Series. Hass also co-translated several volumes of poetry with Nobel Laureate Czeslaw Milosz and authored or edited several other volumes of translation, including Nobel Laureate Tomas Tranströmer's Selected Poems (2012) and The Essential Haiku: Versions of Basho, Buson, and Issa (1994). His essay collection Twentieth Century Pleasures: Prose on Poetry (1984) received the National Book Critics Circle Award. Hass served as Poet Laureate of the United States from 1995 to 1997 and as Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets. He lives in California with his wife, poet Brenda Hillman, and teaches at the University of California, Berkeley.
 
Published March 5, 2010 by HarperCollins e-books. 372 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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Hass's first retrospective allows us to trace the development of the narrative voice he began cultivating most powerfully with 1979's Praise .

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Christian Science Monitor

When major poets release their collections of “new and selected poems,” fans often ask two questions: Do the compilations provide valuable insights?

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