Robert Hass - April 30, 2007
United States Poet Laureate (1995-1997); Professor of English, University of California, Berkeley
"Study War No More: Violence and the Literary Imagination"
8:00 PM Monday, April 30, 2007
University Center Ballroom
One of the most widely read and honored poets in the country, Robert Hass will read some of his poems and comment on the theme of war in literature. He will put forward an answer to the question of what is the role of the poet in wartime.
The Speer lecture honors the memory of Lucile Speer, one of the University’s most passionate advocates for a vibrant and fearless life of the mind.