Join us to hear readings by two distinct contemporary voices: influential poet, essayist, and editor Robert Hass, and award-winning poet and PhD student Essy Stone.
Robert Hass has published numerous books of poetry including The Apple Trees at Olema: New and Selected Poems, his most recent, and Time and Materials, which won the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. He served as United States Poet Laureate from 1995-1997. His celebrated books of essays include A Little Book on Form: An Exploration Into the Formal Imagination of Poetry and What Light Can Do: Essays on Art, Imagination, and the Natural World, the recipient of the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. Hass translated many of the works of Czeslaw Milosz, and he edited Selected Poems: 1954-1986 by Tomas Transtromer; The Essential Haiku: Versions of Basho, Buson, and Issa; and Modernist Women Poets: An Anthology (with Paul Ebenkamp). His many honors include the MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship, the National Book Critics' Circle Award (twice), and the Wallace Stevens Award.
Essy Stone is a PHD student in poetry at the University of Southern California. She holds an MFA from the University of Miami, and recently completed a Wallace Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University. Her work has been published in The New Yorker, 32 Poems, and Prairie Schooner. Her first book, What It Done to Us, was awarded the Idaho Prize in Poetry and was published by Lost Horse Press in 2017.
Co-presented by the Mill Valley Library, the Marin Poetry Center, and the Poetry Society of America.
Free and open to the public. Register HERE.
Mill Valley Public Library
375 Throckmorton Ave.
Mill Valley, CA 94941