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Brenda Hillman and Robert Hass Rock Michael Krasny’s Forum

By Harriet Staff


If you missed it yesterday morning, poets and partners Brenda Hillman and Robert Hass made an excellent appearance on KQED’s morning talk show, Forum, hosted by Michael Krasny. Topics of discussion included ecopoetics anthologies, teaching poetry to newcomers, their backgrounds and their relationship. Hillman and Hass also spoke about their involvement in protests against the Keystone Pipeline and their participation in the Occupy Oakland and UC Berkeley protests. Listen to the complete interview online at the website for KQED and Forum. From Forum’s website:

Robert Hass was United States poet laureate from 1995-97, when he began promoting eco-literacy and later created River of Words, an organization that teaches school kids about environmental awareness. His wife, poet Brenda Hillman, also centers her writing and activism on the natural world. Hass and Hillman join us to discuss exploring nature through poetry, and their work for environmental causes.

Host: Michael Krasny

Brenda Hillman, Olivia C. Filippi professor of poetry at Saint Mary’s College and author of books including “Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire”

Robert Hass, former U.S. poet laureate. winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Poetry and professor of poetry and poetics at UC Berkeley

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Posted in Poetry News on Thursday, January 30th, 2014 by Harriet Staff.