Join us for this extraordinary opportunity to hear former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Hass in conversation with poet and editor Matthew Zapruder. The two poets will discuss art, craft, and their newest books, A Little Book on Form and Why Poetry, respectively, which delve into the big questions of the poetic imagination: where does poetry come from? How does a poem affect a reader? What should we look for when reading and writing poetry? Proceeds from this benefit event support the West Marin Review and Tomales Bay Library Association. Co-sponsored with Point Reyes Books.
About Robert Hass: Bob Hass is a poet, essayist, and translator. His books include Time and Materials (National Book Award in poetry and the Pulitzer Prize), and The Apple Trees at Olema. Essay collections include What Light Can Do: Essays on Art, Imagination, and the Natural World. Twice a winner of National Book Critics Circle Award, he served as US Poet Laureate from 1995–1997. He has received numerous accolades, including the Pulitzer Prize and the MacArthur “Genius” Award. An active environmentalist, he serves on the board of directors of International Rivers and River of Words. He is married to the poet Brenda Hillman. With her he divides his time between the Point Reyes peninsula and Berkeley where he is a UC professor.
About Matthew Zapruder: Matthew Zapruder is a poet and editor of Wave Books. He is the author of several collections of poetry, including Sun Bear, Come On All You Ghosts, The Pajamaist, and American Linden. His honors include a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Lannan Foundation Residency Fellowship, the William Carlos Williams Award from the Poetry Society of America, and the May Sarton Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Matthew lives in Oakland, where he is an associate professor in the Saint Mary’s College of California MFA Program in Creative Writing.
About West Marin Review: Founded in 2006, West Marin Review published its first volume in 2008. The publication is a collaborative effort by a dedicated team of volunteers. Local artists, writers, poets, and community members serve as reviewers for each issue. The Review received design awards from The New York Book Show in 2010 and 2016.
About Tomales Bay Library Association: The Tomales Bay Library Association provides financial support for Marin County Library branches in Point Reyes Station and Inverness and for the West Marin School library.
Cancellations: No refunds for cancellations made 3 days or less before the event date. Prior to 3 days before an event, there is a $15 processing fee per ticket for cancellations.