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A Little Book on Form

An Exploration into the Formal Imagination of Poetry

A Little Book on Form( )
Author: Hass, Robert
ISBN:978-0-06-233244-8
Publication Date:Apr 2017
Publisher:HarperCollins Publishers
Imprint:Ecco
Book Format:Ebook
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Book Description:

An acute and deeply insightful book of essays exploring poetic form and the role of instinct and imagination within form--from former poet laureate, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winning author Robert Hass.

Robert Hass--former poet laureate, winner of the National Book Award, and recipient of the Pulitzer Prize--illuminates the formal impulses that underlie great poetry in this sophisticated, graceful, and accessible volume of essays drawn from a series of lectures...
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Hass, Robert (Author)
Born in San Francisco, Calif., Robert Hass received his undergraduate degree from St. Mary's College and his masters and Ph.D. from Stanford University. After graduating, Hass wrote his first collection of poetry, Field Guide, which went on to win the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award in 1973. Hass's second collection, Praise, won the Williams Carlos Williams Award in 1979.

Selected by the Library of Congress as Poet Laureate of the United States in 1995-96, Hass has taught writing at the University of California at Berkeley since 1989. Hass has co-translated several volumes of poetry by Nobel Laureate and fellow colleague Czeslaw Milosz and is the editor of The Essential Haiku.

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