Award winning poets Robert Hass & Brenda Hillman read from their latest work at Vanderbilt University | Nashville Public Radio
  • April 17
  • Room 126 Wilson Hall, Nashville
  • April 17, 2018
  • Category: Book Readings

Event Details

  • April 17, 2018
  • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Free


  • Room 126 Wilson Hall
  • 111 21st Avenue South
  • Nashville, TN 37212

Event Description

Award-winning Poets Robert Hass & Brenda Hillman will read from their latest work Tuesday, April 17th, beginning at 7pm in Wilson Hall, Room 126 on the Vanderbilt Campus. Robert Hass has published many books of poetry including Field Guide, Praise, Human Wishes,& Sun Under Wood, as well as a book of essays on poetry, Twentieth Century Pleasures. His collection of poems entitled Time & Materials won both the National Book Award & the Pulitzer Prize. His most recent volume of poetry is The Apple Trees at Olema: New & Selected Poems. His book of essays, What Light Can Do: Essays on Art, Imagination, & the Natural World, is the recipient of the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award for the Art of the Essay. He also wrote The Poetic Species: A Conversation with Edward O. Wilson and Robert Hass. His most recent book is a collection of essays exploring poetic form titled A Little Book on Form: An Exploration Into the Formal Imagination of Poetry (April 2017, Ecco/HarperCollins). Brenda Hillman is the author of ten collections of poetry: White Dress, Fortress, Death Tractates, Bright Existence, Loose Sugar, Cascadia, Pieces of Air in the Epic, Practical Water, for which she won the LA Times Book Award for Poetry, Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire, which received the 2014 Griffin Poetry Prize and the Northern California Book Award for Poetry; and her most recent Extra Hidden Life, Among the Days. In 2016 she was named Academy of American Poets Chancellor. Among other awards Hillman has received are the 2012 Academy of American Poets Fellowship, the 2005 William Carlos Williams Prize for poetry, & Fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts & the Guggenheim Foundation.