Robert Hass is one of contemporary American poetry’s most celebrated and widely-read voices. He served as U.S. Poet Laureate from 1995-1997 and has won both the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. In the mid-1990s, Hass cofounded the River of Words organization, which provides tools for teaching ecoliteracy to young students through multidisciplinary, interactive curricula. He is Distinguished Professor of Poetry & Poetics at UC Berkeley.