Written by Tim Talley
Willimantic, Conn. - Robert Bernard Hass, a professor of English at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, and president of the Robert Frost Society, will read from his original poems on May 4 as part of Eastern Connecticut State University's University Hour series. Hass's presentation will be held at 3 p.m. in Room 301 of Eastern's Science Building.
Hass will read from his published poetry collection, "Counting Thunder (2008)." Hass also is the author of "Going by Contraries: Robert Frost's Conflict with Science (Under the Sign of Nature)," which was selected by Choice Magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title in 2004. His articles and poems have appeared in a number of other journals including "Sewanee Review," "Agni," "Black Warrior Review," "Studies in English Literature" and "the Journal of Modern Literature." Hass has won an Academy of American Poets Prize, the Association of Writers and Writing Program (AWP) Intro Journals Award and a creative writing fellowship to the Bread Loaf Writer's Conference.
Hass received his B.A., M.F.A. and Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University and a M.A. from the University of Florida in 1987.