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Robert Hass, poet laureate of the United States from 1995 to 1997, will read from his latest collection, Time and Materials. Currently chancellor of the Academy of American Poets, Hass has won several awards, including two National Book Critics Circle Awards. He received a Ph.D. in English from Stanford University and teaches at the University of California, Berkeley. His volumes of poetry include Under Wood: New Poems (Ecco Press, 1996); Human Wishes (1989); Praise (1979); and Field Guide (1973), which was selected for the Yale Younger Poets Series. He has cotranslated with Czeslaw Milosz several collections of poetry and is editor or author of several volumes of essays and translation.