The Frost Place and Poets in Residence: Robert Hass at The Frost Place

Robert Hass spent the summer of 1978 as the Frost Place’s resident poet.  Each year a poet spends a number of weeks in Robert Frost’s former home.

Robert Hass’s Bio:

Robert Hass was born in San Francisco on March 1, 1941. He attended St. Mary’s College in Moraga, California and received both an MA and Ph.D. in English from Stanford University.

His books of poetry include The Apple Trees at Olema: New and Selected Poems (Ecco Press, 2010); Time and Materials (2007), which won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize; Sun Under Wood: New Poems(1996); Human Wishes (1989); Praise(1979); and Field Guide (1973), which was selected by Stanley Kunitz for the Yale Younger Poets Series.

Hass has also co-translated several volumes of poetry withCzeslaw Milosz, most recently Facing the River (1995), and is author or editor of several other collections of essays and translation, including The Essential Haiku: Versions of Basho, Buson, and Issa (1994), and Twentieth Century Pleasures: Prose on Poetry(1984).

Hass served as Poet Laureate of the United States from 1995 to 1997 and as a Chancellor of The Academy of American Poets from 2001 to 2007. He lives in California with his wife, poetBrenda Hillman, and teaches at the University of California, Berkeley.


Resident Poets at The Frost Place in chronological order, since 1977:

Katha Pollitt, Robert Hass, Gary Miranda, William Matthews, Mary Jo Salter,  Cleopatra Mathis,
Denis Johnson, Sherod Santos, Kathy Fagan, Christopher Gilbert, Pattiann Rogers, John Engels,
Julie Agoos, Rosanna Warren, Stanley Plumly, Robert Cording, Sharon Bryan, Mark Halliday,
Luci Tapahonso,  David Graham, Jeffrey Skinner, Sue Ellen Thompson, Mary Ruefle, Mark Cox,
B. H. Fairchild, Gray Jacobik, Adrienne Su, Major Jackson, Laura Kasischke, Robert Farnsworth,
Jody Gladding, James Hoch, Rigoberto González, Adam Halbur, K. A. Hays, Paula Bohince

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