Hillman on Hass

HassAndHillmanQandA-webCheck out this short essay by Brenda Hillman, where she discusses “A Supple Wreath of Myrtle”, her “favourite poem” by Robert Hass. The poem, which “suggest that the daily and the heroic are always intertwined”, is featured in Hass’ 2006 collection Time and Materials, winner of both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Both Brenda Hillman and Robert Hass will be joining us this Friday, March 27, 2015, for a free public reading in Concordia University’s room EV 1.605 (1515 St Catherine), at 7 pm.

Robert Hass’ Faint Music

robert-hass Most of you are probably already familiar with our next guest, Robert Hass, who has published nine volumes of poetry, shared the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and served as US poet laureate from 1995-1997. For those of you who aren’t (yet) check out Hass’ poem “Faint Music” for a preview of what to expect March 27 (that’s next Friday!) when Robert Hass joins us with Brenda Hillman for a free public reading. The event will held at 7 pm in room EV 1.605 (1515 St. Catherine Street). See you there!

Our Next Event!

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Writers Read is excited to welcome internationally acclaimed poets Brenda Hillman and Robert Hass on Friday, March 27 at 7 pm for a public reading in room EV 1.605 (1515 St. Catherine West). Brenda and Robert are also offering a master class that morning, at 11 am in room LB 646 (1400 de Maisonneuve). Spots are limited and a sign up sheet will be posted this Friday outside Professor Queyras’ door.

Robert Hass was the poet laureate of the United States from 1995-1997.  He won the 2007 National Book Award and shared the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for the collection Time and Materials: Poems 1997-2005. In 2014 he was awarded the Wallace Stevens Award from the Academy of American Poets.

Brenda Hillman is the author of over ten full-length collections, most recently 2009’s Practical Water, winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Award, and 2013’s Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire, which received  the International Griffin Poetry Prize. Her additional awards include the 2005 William Carlos Williams Prize for poetry, the National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, and the Guggenheim Fellowship.