Robert Hass

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Birthday
1, 1941
Birthplace
California
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Birthday
1, 1941 (age 78)
Birthplace
California

About

San Francisco-born poet who served as United States Poet Laureate from 1995-1997. His 2007 poetry collection, Time and Materials, won both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize.

Before Fame

He attended Stanford University and was greatly influenced by San Francisco Bay Area poets such as Allen Ginsberg and Gary Snyder.

Trivia

Sun Under Wood, his 1996 poetry collection, delves into his mother's struggle with alcoholism.

Family Life

He married Brenda Hamilton in 1988.

Associated With

He and his poetry were featured in a 1999 Daryl Hannah film entitled Wildflowers.